First QLD trainer to prepare 100 metro winners in a season
Champion Brisbane trainer Tony Gollan bought up his ton in style last weekend with a winning treble.
Gollan headed to Doomben with 98.5 metropolitan winners last Saturday and got to tripe figures in style courtesy of a treble with Howwonderfullifeis, The Actuary and Say Haya.
Ontrack is a strong supporter of the Gollan stable and has his seventh consecutive metropolitan title in the bag.
He sits fourth on the list of Brisbane premiership wins behind Bruce McLachlan (16), Fred Best (14), and George Anderson (10).
The 101.5 metropolitan wins is a new record and eclipses the record of 90 wins Gollan set two seasons ago.
Thanks to a winning treble at Ipswich on Wednesday, he has had 145.5 winners on all tracks this season putting him sixth on the Australian trainers’ premiership.
Gollan is now 7 winners short of Ben Currie’s record of 152 winners on all Queensland tracks set in 2017-18 and he has a great chance of setting a new benchmark this season.
He is averaging nearly three winners a week and has six weeks to the end of the season.
The Actuary gave Gollan his 49th Listed race winner and his 62nd black-type win, which includes three Group Ones.
Riding on the Gollan wave is stable apprentice Baylee Nothdurft who brought up 100 winners for the season with his treble on stable winners at Ipswich on Wednesday.
Last season Baylee Nothdurft rode 66 winners and his riding has improved this season to an extent that he’s been able to bridge that sometimes difficult gap between being a claiming apprentice to riding against senior riders without any claim.
He’s leading the jockeys and apprentices premierships in Brisbane and looks odds-on to take both this season.