2015 Australian Horse of the Year results - Dissident wins two categories

dissident makybe diva 14 DSFour wins at the highest level last season clinched Australian Horse Of The Year honours for Dissident.

Dissident polled 119 votes, clear of dual Group I winner Brazen Beau (58) and Contributer (31), in the award decided by a national group of handicappers and racing media with points awarded on a 3-2-1 basis.

Trained by Peter Moody, Dissident was also named champion sprinter for his wins up to and including 1400 metres, namely the Memsie, C F Orr and All Aged Stakes as well as the Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Group I level.

Dissident Crowned Australian Horse of the Year

dissidentallaged 400Australia's finest were honoured last night at the Australian Horse of the Year awards in Melbourne with Newgate Farm's new recruit Dissident the big winner being crowned Champion Sprinter and Australian Horse of the Year.

DissidentThe Peter Moody trained son of Sebring won four Group I events in the season passed - the Memsie Stakes (1400m), C F Orr Stakes (1400m) and All Aged Stakes (1400m) and Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m).

First Stakes Winner for Reward For Effort

Triple Crown Syndications Gold Symphony toughed out a gritty win in Saturday’s Group III KS Environmental Vain Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield to credit his sire Reward For Effort with his first stakes-winner.

gold symphony courtneyAn easy winner at Mornington when making his career debut at Mornington on July 2, Gold Symphony finished second to the talented Jalan Jalan at Flemington a fortnight later.

Ridden by Glen Boss for champion trainer Peter Moody, Gold Symphony raced wide without cover in a race devoid of any early speed.

Arrowfield Welcome First Foals for Dundeel

Arrowfield's Manager Paul Messara has welcomed the Stud's first two foals by Australian champion Dundeel.

Messara says, "We're delighted with both these foals, they're full of quality and athletic, and offer early evidence that Dundeel is going to be well-suited to the mares we've selected for him."

Dundeel filly from Sharnee Rose
First to arrive was the bay filly from Choice Blend (by Redoute's Choice) a half-sister to multiple Group 1 winner Bentley Biscuit, from the prolific family of champion sire Thorn Park and Group winners Light Up The World, World Peace and Chivalry.

Another Remarkable Day for Rothesay

rothesay2014 400The amazing late season rally by Glenlogan Park’s first season stallion Rothesay continued on at Doomben, Morphettville and the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Getting the ball rolling was the David Murphy-trained Shotacross The Bow who scored in the Past President's Two Year Old (1640m) to make it three wins from his past four starts.

Given a positive ride by Brad Stewart, Shotacross The Bow took up the lead and was never seriously threatened in defeating Wicked Snippets by one and a half lengths with Honesta three-quarters of a length away in third.

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