Sean Casey’s consistent season was rewarded when he won the 2013/2014 Country Racing Association’s Ramsay’s Horse Transport Leading Trainer title.
Casey, who ended the racing season on 183 points, finished well ahead of runner-up Noel Pateman (123) and third placegetter, Tom Pike (103).
Casey’s teenage jockey son, Jake, almost made it a double celebration for the family when he finished runner-up to Mandy Richmond.
In a close contest that went right down to the wire, it was Richmond that took out the Tack on Tack Leading Apprentice and Bio-John Racing Leading Rider awards.
Richmond won with 145 points, 13 clear of Casey and 14 ahead of Shelby Bowtell who finished in third place.
The Magic Millions Leading Horse award went to the Terry Brennan-trained Royal Academy gelding Court Crusader.
The eight-year-old, who won the Yalgoo Cup (1850m) in April, completed the season with 25 points, four clear of Star Crest.
Star Crest, who won four consecutive races at Esperance for trainer Jane Hossell, was one win away in second position.
Late Change, prepared at Carnarvon by Jo-Anne Leeson, finished third on 20 points.
The Country Racing Association’s gala dinner will be held at Ascot Quays, September 5.