Clint Johnston-Porter has won the Western Australian Racing Trainer’s Association’s October Encouragement Award.

Johnston-Porter landed his maiden win at just his third ride when he steered home Aloha Miss for host trainer, Adam Durrant.

Johnston-Porter, who commenced his apprentice at the Leinster Cup meeting in October, expertly rated Aloha Miss at Ascot

The young rider also went on to record two placings from his six mounts at the Geraldton meeting on Melbourne Cup day