Hellova Street wins Sky Racing Horse of the Year

Friday 7 September 2018

The Scott Brunton-trained Hellova Street – which won the Thomas Lyons Stakes, the Mowbray Stakes and the Chatham Stakes (Group 3) at Flemington – has won the Sky Racing Horse of the Year award for the second time.

The prestigious prize was announced at the Tasmanian Thoroughbred Awards dinner at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart tonight (7 September) in front of more than 160 guests.

Mystic Journey (three wins from five starts) was named the Tasmanian Turf Club 2YO Horse of the Year and Mandela Effect (four wins from nine starts) won the Devonport Racing Club 3YO Horse of the Year prize.

Tasmanian Hall of Fame inductees were horses Stuyvesant and Desire, jockey Jack Moore, trainer Royston Carr and the associates were The Hanson Family and Tasracing journalist Peter Staples.

The one Legend inducted on the night was Sydeston, winner of the 1989 Moonee Valley and Sandown Cups before winning the Liston Stakes, Caulfield Stakes and the Group 1 Caufield Cup in the spring of 1990.

Paul and Elizabeth Geard won the ROAT Leading Owner Award for the eighth consecutive year.

Jockey Craig Newitt won the Tasmanian Racing Club Leading Jockey Award with 78 wins, while Chris Graham won his first Skillinvest Leading Apprentice award with 39 wins.

Teagan Voorham won the Tasmanian Jockeys’ Association Dux of the Apprentice School for 2017/18.

Scott Brunton was the Australian Trainers Association Leading Trainer (69 winners) for the fifth year in a row.

Wordsmith was named the Tasbreeders Leading Tasmanian-based Juvenile Stallion for the fifth connective season and was also named the Leading Tasmanian-based Sire.

The Tasmanian Horse Transport Broodmare of the Year was Butter Street, mother of dual Tasmanian Horse of the Year winner Hellova Street, and Gee Gees Top Notch won the Armidale Stud “Alpine Eagle” Leading Race filly or Mare award.