Victorian Horse of the Year Awards

24
Aug

Three Group I victories during the season has seen Dissident named Victorian Horse of the Year for the 2014/15 racing year.

Dissident took-out the Victorian horse of the year title. Photo: Steve Hart

The Peter Moody-trained son of Sebring totalled 109 votes, compiled by racing media and administrators, ahead of Brazen Beau (62) Adelaide (35) and Lankan Rupee (33).

Now retired to Newgate Stud in New South Wales, Dissident raced seven times in the state last season for three wins and three seconds, winning the Memsie, Makybe Diva and CF Orr Stakes at the highest level.

Damien Oliver polled 51 votes to takes out a record eighth Scobie Breasley Medal for the jockeys ahead of Dwayne Dunn (44) and Craig Williams (31).

Andreas Wohler is the first international trainer to win the Fred Hoysted medal after polling 30 votes.

Below is a list of the 2014/15 Victorian Racing Award winners.

Horse of the Year DISSIDENT
VOBIS Horse of the Year ROUGH JUSTICE & FONTEIN RUBY
VOBIS nominator of the Year CONTRACT RACING
VOBIS Owner of the Year CONTRACT RACING
Super VOBIS Owner of the Year CONTRACT RACING
VOBIS Trainer of the Year MATHEW ELLERTON & SIMON ZAHRA
Owner of the Year CONTRACT RACING & DAVID HAYES
Stallion of the Year BEL ESPRIT
Scobie Breasley medal DAMIEN OLIVER
Roy Higgins medal DAMIEN OLIVER
Tommy Corrigan medal STEVE PATEMAN
Fred Hoysted medal ANDREAS WOHLER
Premiership Trainer DARREN WEIR
Premiership Jockey DEAN YENDALL
Premiership Apprentice PATRICK MOLONEY
Bert Wolfe Media Award GREG MILES