Past Winners


Polytrack Provincial Championships

Newcastle Polytrack Provincial Championships Qualifier

Wyong trainer Kim Waugh is no stranger when it comes to qualifying a horse for the Final and she's done it again with the smart three-year-old True Crime who led all the way under jockey Tyler Schiller. It was a tight finish in the end as Tracey Bartley's Sebrenco sustained a run from before the home turn to get close but not close enough. Geo raced handy all the way and held third.

Race Record: 1:22.47 MAGIC OF DREAMS 2015

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2023 Winner: True Crime
2nd Sebrenco
3rd Geo
Time/Track 1:24.54 (Good 4)

2022 Winner: Rustic Steel
2nd Astero
3rd Danish Prince
Time/Track 1:23.28 (Soft 5)

2021 Winner: Pandano
2nd Cristal Breeze
3rd Animate
Time/Track 1:23.99 (Soft 5)

2020 Winner: Oakfield Missile
2nd Stella Sea Sun
3rd Designated
Time/Track 1:23.10 (Good 4)

2019 Winner: Archedemus
2nd Oakfield Missile
3rd Oakfield Twilight
Time/Track 1:23.82 (Soft 6)

2018 Winner: Princess Posh
2nd Bon Amis
3rd Kool Vinnie
Time/Track 1:22.95 (Good 4)

2017 Winner: Clevedon Bay
2nd Calabasas
3rd Pacific Reign
Time/Track 1:22.04 (Good 4)

2016 Winner: Hetty Heights
2nd Marple Miss
3rd Electric Power
Time/Track 1:20.75 (Heavy 8)

2016 Qualifier held at Wyong after the Newcastle meeting was called off due to the state of the track.

2015 Winner: Magic Of Dreams
2nd Oxford Poet
3rd Slots
Time/Track 1:22.47 (Good)

Hawkesbury Polytrack Provincial Championships Qualifier

Phearson continued his rise through the grades with a strong first-up win to secure his place in the Provincial-Midway Final. Trained locally by Brad Widdup, the lightly raced five-year-old was positioned just behind the speed by jockey Grant Buckley and eased into the clear at the right time on turning. Once there he let down strongly passing the 200m to hit the lead and was never in danger from that point as he coasted to the line. Wyong trainer Damien Lane’s mare Denetta, having her first run in 10 weeks, followed the winner through and booked her place in the Final. Willinga Freefall loomed with the runner-up but had to contend with third..

Race Record: 1:21.36 RUSTIC MELODY 2016

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2023 Winner: Phearson
2nd Denetta
3rd Willinga Freefall
Time/Track 1:22.40 (Good 4)

2022 Winner: Geo
2nd Kiss Sum
3rd Noble Soldier
Time/Track 1:24.47 (Heavy 8)

2021 Winner: Gemmahra
2nd Diva Bella
3rd Grace Bay
Time/Track 1:22.89 (Good 4)

2020 Winner: Moana Jewel
2nd Great Danger
3rd Munich
Time/Track 1:23.84 (Soft 7)

2019 Winner: Safado
2nd Spring Charlie
3rd It's So Obvious
Time/Track 1:22.29 (Good 4)

2018 Winner: Uptown Lad
2nd Plaisir
3rd Bastia
Time/Track 1:22.44 (Good 3)

2017 Winner: Shazee Lee
2nd Budderoo Knight
3rd Reiby Rampart
Time/Track 1:24.08 (Heavy 8)

2016 Winner: Rustic Melody
2nd Dream Lane
3rd By Golly Molly
Time/Track 1:21.36 (Good 4)

2015 Winner: Harmonic
2nd Electric Power
3rd Unequivocal
Time/Track 1:22.67 (Soft)

Gosford Provincial Championships Qualifier

Promising four-year-old Kayobi maintained his unbeaten record since joining the Sam Kavanagh stable with a strong win in the only qualifier run at 1200m. He was positioned just off the pace around sixth coming to the turn and when Brenton Avdulla wound him up he produced a big finish to score a strong first-up win and confirm his place as one of the horses to beat. Locally trained mare Audette, prepared by Kylie Gavenlock, looked the winner when she hit the lead about 120m out after enjoying a box seat run but was ambushed. The early leader Espirito held on to run third.

Race Record NEWCASTLE: 1:09.26 ASHARANI 2020

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2023 Winner: Kayobi
2nd Audette
3rd Espirito
Time/Track 1:09.58 (Soft 5)

2022 Winner: Kinloch
2nd Great News
3rd Majestic Shot
Time/Track 1:10.41 (Heavy 8)

2021 Winner: Great News
2nd Barossa Rosa
3rd Electric Girl
Time/Track 1:10.60 (Good 4)

2020 Winner: Asharani
2nd Through The Cracks
3rd General Soho
Time/Track 1:09.26 (Good 4)

2019 Winner: Golden Tycoon
2nd Evalina
3rd Chalmers
Time/Track 1:10.27 (Good 4)

2018 Winner: Serene Miss
2nd Newsfan
3rd Can't Find Snippy
Time/Track 1:10.24 (Good 4)

2017 Winner: Pomelo
2nd Heavenly Anna
3rd Dream Lane
Time/Track 1:15.05 (Heavy 10)

2016 Winner: Zestful
2nd In Her Time
3rd Powerline
Time/Track 1:11.67 (Good 4)

2015 Winner: Powerline
2nd Jimmy Says Yes
3rd Supreme Effort
Time/Track 1:12.36 (Soft)

Kembla Grange Polytrack Provincial Championships Qualifier

Short Shorts signalled she’ll be a force at Randwick with a runaway win in a very fast run Kembla Grange qualifier. The Brad Widdup trained mare sat second behind a strong speed set by Zenti who spread the field out over plenty of ground in the middle stages. Short Shorts reeled in the leader at the 400m and jockey Alysha Collett went for home. The Kris Lees trained Cloudland was right on her back and momentarily looked a threat before the Widdup mare kicked into another gear and put the result beyond doubt. Cloudland safely held down second place to also qualify while Reggie’s Boy made some ground from about midfield to run third.

Race Record: 1:21.73 SHORT SHORTS 2023

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2023 Winner: Short Shorts
2nd Cloudland
3rd Reggie's Boy
Time/Track 1:21.73 (Soft 5)

2022 Winner: Sally Pops
2nd Travest
3rd Highballer
Time/Track 1:25.75 (Heavy 9)

2021 Winner: La Jolie Fille
2nd Darleb
3rd Liveinthefastlane
Time/Track 1:22.32 (Good 3)

2020 Winner: Electric Girl
2nd McCormack
3rd Enchanted Heart
Time/Track 1:21.89 (Good 4)

2019 Winner: Miss Redoble
2nd Bye See
3rd Eugene's Pick (NZ)
Time/Track 1:24.37 (Heavy 9)

2018 Winner: Mandylion
2nd Old Man Sam
3rd Tawfiq Boy
Time/Track 1:24.86 (Heavy 8)

2017 Winner: Maryore
2nd Ziganui
3rd Virgilio
Time/Track 1:25.10 (Heavy 9)

2016 Winner: Unequivocal
2nd Danish Twist
3rd Parraay
Time/Track 1:24.86 (Soft 5)

2015 Winner: Darci Magic (NZ)
2nd O’Rielley’s Revenge (NZ)
3rd Parraay
Time/Track 1:23.20 (Good)

Wyong Polytrack Provincial Championships Qualifier

Acquitted gave leading Newcastle trainer Kris Lees his first qualifier winner for the 2023 series with an emphatic win. Koby Jennings settled Acquitted in the second half of the field in the three wide line before making a move approaching the 600m and sending the gelding around the field, hitting the lead coming to the turn. From there he kept the momentum going and held a comfortable 2-1/2 lengths on the line. Cross The Rubicon jumped onto the winner’s back to follow him home and arrived in time to run second, giving Hawkesbury trainer Brad Widdup his third qualifier and cutting Soloist out of that spot after he held second down placing for most of the home straight.

Race Record NEWCASTLE: 1:19.00 ANIMATE 2020

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2023 Winner: Acquitted
2nd Cross The Rubicon
3rd Soloist
Time/Track 1:20.09 (Heavy 9)

2022 Winner: Barossa Rosa
2nd Grande Rumore
3rd Poseidon Ruler
Time/Track 1:22.27 (Heavy 8)

2021 Winner: Prince Aurelius
2nd Zeftabrook
3rd Loch Lomond
Time/Track 1:11.53 (Soft 6)

2020 Winner: Animate
2nd Oxford Tycoon
3rd Oakfield Captain
Time/Track 1:19.00 (Soft 5)

2019 Winner: Turnberry
2nd Bobbing
3rd Bangkok
Time/Track 1:21.38 (Heavy 8)

2018 Winner: Just Dreaming
2nd Manhattan Mist
3rd Witches
Time/Track 1:18.60 (Good 4)

2017 Winner: Noble Joey
2nd Better Not Blue
3rd Princess Posh
Time/Track 1:19.37 (Good 3)

2016 Winner: Supreme Effort
2nd His Majesty (IRE)
3rd Better Not Blue
Time/Track 1:17.50 (Good 3)

2015 Winner: Sure And Fast
2nd Selectify
3rd Radical Impact
Time/Track 1:19.31 (Good)

The Polytrack Provincial Championship Final – Royal Randwick

James McDonald would have known pre-race that he’d need to produce a perfect ride to guide Spangler home in the Polytrack Provincial-Midway Championships Final and that’s exactly what he did. After jumping from gate 15, McDonald had the grey on the fence and he pinched ground along the inside before switching off heels in the straight. The gelding exploded past the leaders and found almost five lengths to give trainer Kris Lees his fifth win in the series decider. It was a Lees quinella with Loch Eagle charging down the outside from near last on the turn in a reversal of the Wild Card result. Brad Widdup’s $101 chance Cross The Rubicon blew the start by a couple of lengths but followed Spangler through to claim third.

Race Record: 1-21.80 SERENE MISS 2018

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2023 Winner: Spangler
2nd Loch Eagle
3rd Cross The Rubicon
Time/Track 1:24.76(Heavy 8)

2022 Winner: Kinloch
2nd Kiss Sum
3rd French Marine
Time/Track 1:27.43(Heavy 10)

2021 Winner: Cristal Breeze
2nd Pandano
3rd Liveinthefastlane
Time/Track 1:22.97 (Good 4)

2020 Winner: Through The Cracks
2nd Moana Jewel
3rd Oxford Tycoon
Time/Track 1:26.00 (Heavy 8)

2019 Winner: Bobbing
2nd Spring Charlie
3rd Chalmers
Time/Track 1:22.37 (Soft 5)

2018 Winner: Serene Miss
2nd Newsfan
3rd Plaisir
Time/Track 1:21.80 (Good 4)

2017 Winner: Maryore
2nd Better Not Blue
3rd Ziganui
Time/Track 1:25.73 (Heavy 8)

2016 Winner: Danish Twist
2nd Powerline
3rd His Majesty
Time/Track 1:23.91 (Soft 6)

2015 Winner: Sure And Fast
2nd Electric Power
3rd Oxford Poet
Time/Track 1:24.30 (Heavy)