There are omen bets, and there are omen bets. Queensland’s last thoroughbred racing event of the Australian financial year returned a win for The Tax Accountant for Sunshine Coast-based trainer Tom Button and jockey Brad Pengelly.
The Horse Capital of Australia is where you will find this season’s most profitable Australian thoroughbred racing trainer to follow on the punt, a man who swapped South Australia for Scone to relaunch his training career.
Frankel did not race in Australia, but the highest-rated galloper of all time is making his mark on thoroughbred racing in the great southern land; no stallion sired more individual Australian Group One winners this term than him.
New Zealand-born stars Chris Waller, James McDonald and Verry Elleegant are this season’s Australian Group One champion trainer, jockey and thoroughbred, respectively, with Waller topping the ladder for the ninth consecutive campaign.
Jason Miller became not only a Strickland Stakes-winning jockey, owner and trainer when Naughty By Nature won the Breast Cancer Research Centre of WA-Strickland Stakes at Belmont but also a Group-winning trainer in his own right.