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Five titles in succession for Team Brunton

30 / 07 / 2014 Article by: Peter Staples
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THE training partnership of David and Scott Brunton enjoyed another great season with the father and son duo snaring their fifth consecutive trainer’s premiership.

Before teaming up with his son, David won two trainer’s premierships (2005-06 and 2006-07) to give the Bruntons seven of the past nine titles.

John Blacker won the premiership in 2007-08 and the following season Charlie Goggin notched his 12th premiership having won his first in 1991-92 with 60 winners and he won the title eight of the next nine seasons interrupted only by Barry Campbell in 1995-96.

The Bruntons produced some very talented gallopers this season including Havana Stash that ended his season with a resounding win in Launceston last Sunday and he has since been sent to the paddock and will be brought back to tackle the Newmarket handicap.

Team Brunton prepared 68 winners; 10 less than last season but their strike rate of 17.9% was up on last season.

The Bruntons finished 24 wins clear of their nearest rival Adam Trinder who enjoyed his best season since acquiring his trainer’s licence only three years ago.

Barry Campbell finished third with 39 winners but he was clearly the best trainer of two-year-olds winning almost half the juvenile races framed in Tasmania this season with his stable star Admiral winning six of his seven starts for almost $200,000 in stakes.

John Blacker finished fourth in his first season back in the state after spending two years in Victoria training from stables at Seymour about 90 kilometres north of Melbourne.

 

Trainer Premiership

Date: 01/08/2013 to 29/07/2014

State = TAS     Area = All

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Strike Rate Starters
David & Scott Brunton  67½  58½  34½  49½  42½ 17.9% 379
Trinder Adam  44  53  39  36½  27 14.1% 312
Campbell Barry  39  28½  23  21  22 17.0% 230
Blacker John  28  36  21  20  27½ 12.3% 228
Charlie Goggin & Luella Meaburn  27  32½  33  32  34 11.0% 245
Wells Leon  25  28  28  30½  23 9.8% 255
Mcshane Brendan  23  20½  15  9  11 20.4% 113
Ryan Bill  20  9  9  11  4 26.3% 76
Luttrell John  17  23  27½  31½  35 5.6% 304
Gandy Stuart  17  17½  20  12  18 11.5% 148
Brakey Angela  14  11  5  8  10 17.9% 78
Blacker Troy  14  10  15  10  14 10.8% 130
Keys John  14  6  12  8  8 17.9% 78
Stevenson Glenn  13  13½  17  12  15½ 10.2% 128
Wells Dean  13  8  4  5  4 22.0% 59
Crook Chris  10  11½  12  6  8½ 11.5% 87
Ray-Luttrell Dianne  10  4½  6  5  5 20.4% 49
Evans Terence  10  4  19  17  8½ 9.5% 105
Trinder Michael  9½  8½  9  8  11½ 13.3% 75
White Gary  9  12  19  17  15 5.8% 156