Four wins at the highest level last season clinched Australian Horse Of The Year honours for Dissident.

Dissident defeating Fawkner in last year’s Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington. Photo: Darryl Sherer

Dissident polled 119 votes, clear of dual Group I winner Brazen Beau (58) and Contributer (31), in the award decided by a national group of handicappers and racing media with points awarded on a 3-2-1 basis.

Trained by Peter Moody, Dissident was also named champion sprinter for his wins up to and including 1400 metres, namely the Memsie, C F Orr and All Aged Stakes as well as the Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Group I level.

Brazen Beau was also runner-up in the sprint category but was named champion three-year-old colt or gelding well in front of Hallowed Crown, both colts now at stud along with Dissident.

West Australian-trained Delicacy was named champion three-year-old filly following victories in West Australia Oaks and Derby and the Australasian Oaks and South Australian Derby.

Group I wins in the Ranvet and Chipping Norton Stakes saw Contributer win the middle distance category ahead of Cox Plate winner Adelaide.

Golden Slipper winner Vancouver was voted champion two-year-old over Blue Diamond Stakes and ATC Sire’s Produce winner Pride Of Dubai.

Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist was a clear winner of champion stayer over the Caulfield Cup winner Admire Rakti while Bashboy was voted the champion jumper for the third time in the last four years.


Racehorse of the Year: DISSIDENT (119 votes, Brazen Beau 58)

Champion 2YO: VANCOUVER (162 votes. Pride Of Dubai 105)

Champion 3YO Filly: DELICACY (137 votes, First Seal 105)

Champion 3YO colt or gelding: BRAZEN BEAU (151 votes, Hallowed Crown 61)

Champion Sprinter: DISSIDENT (105 votes, Brazen Beau 88)

Champion Middle Distance: CONTRIBUTER (103 votes, Adelaide 79)

Champion Stayer: PROTECTIONIST (136 votes, Admire Rakti 63)

Champion Jumper: BASHBOY (94 votes, Thubiaan 51)

Champion Sire: FASTNET ROCK

Champion Group One jockey: HUGH BOWMAN

Champion Group I trainer – Bart Cummings Award: CHRIS WALLER (14 Gr 1 wins)