Past Winners

2020 Hawkesbury - Polytrack Provincial Championships Qualifier

Moana Jewel is proof that a week can be a long time in racing. Seven days after beating one home in the Newcastle Qualifier, where she had little luck, the Tracey Bartley-trained mare turned things around at Hawkesbury scoring a strong win. She had to overcome her share of trouble once again but when Jeff Penza switched Moana Jewel back to the inside she darted through and held off a wall of chasers. Less than 1.5 lengths separated the next seven horses home and it was the Kris Lees-trained Great Danger and Munich, trained locally by Jason Attard and Lucy Keegan-Attard who also booked their places at Randwick.

Race Record: 1:21.36 RUSTIC MELODY 2016

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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)

2020 Newcastle - Polytrack Provincial Championships Qualifier

The Damien Lane-trained Oakfield Missile improved on his second placing in last year’s Newcastle Qualifier as he arrived in time in a blanket finish to the 2020 edition. Oakfield Missile had to overcome plenty of traffic in the early stages before Darryl McLellan could wind him up and he got there in the last stride to down the Kris Lees-trained favourite Stella Sea Sun who had just grabbed Kristen Buchanan’s Designated. The latter looked the winner as he hit the lead with 150m to run after setting out to chase a runaway leader but the effort just told on Designated in the closing stages.

Race Record: 1:22.47 MAGIC OF DREAMS 2015

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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)

2020 Gosford Polytrack Provincial Championships Qualifier

*Run at Newcastle* For the second year running the Gosford Qualifier had to be moved to a midweek Newcastle slot due to inclement weather and it was a local Newcastle victory as talented mare Asharani, trained by Kris Lees, proved far too good. Brenton Avdulla settled her in the back half of the field and she came with a sweeping run down the outside for a popular win with punters. Angela Davies’ consistent gelding Through The Cracks ensured a Gosford trained horse made the final through its Qualifier as he came from two lengths behind the winner to go under less than half a length with the Paul Perry-trained General Soho darting along the fence to snatch third.

Race Record NEWCASTLE: 1:09.26 ASHARANI 2020

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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)

2020 Kembla Grange Polytrack Provincial Championships Qualifier

Electric Girl was sent out favourite despite jumping from the outside alley and she didn’t let supporters down on her home track. Travis Wolfgram quickly put paid to the wide barrier by landing the filly in fourth place and one off the fence, from there the promising filly was always going to be hard to stop. Prepared by leading local trainer Gwenda Markwell, who also won the 2018 Qualifier, Electric Girl was able to hold off the fast finish of Tracey Bartley’s McCormack, who had her back in the run, while Kris Lees qualified another horse with his lightly raced filly Enchanted Heart running a close third after coming through a string of wins on country tracks.

Race Record: 1:21.89 ELECTRIC GIRL 2020

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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 - 2020 Polytrack Provincial Championships Qualifier

*Run at Newcastle* Kris Lees will have five runners in Final for 2020 after promising gelding Animate swept home from near the tail to win the transferred Wyong Qualifier. Andrew Gibbons brought the three-year-old to the outside on the home turn and he wound up strongly, hitting the lead at the 200m and comfortably holding off Kim Waugh’s Oxford Tycoon who followed him home into second. Outsider Oakfield Captain stayed on for third, after momentarily hitting the front early in the straight, and gave Damien Lane a second runner in the Final.

Race Record NEWCASTLE: 1:19.00 ANIMATE 2020

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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)

2019 The Polytrack Provincial Championship Final – Royal Randwick

It wasn’t an easy path to the Polytrack Provincial Championships Final for Bobbing but it was much smoother sailing once he made it to the open spaces of Randwick. The five-year-old was aided by a perfectly judged ride from jockey Koby Jennings as he swept down the centre of the track from near the tail. It was Jennings’ biggest win of his career to date and also a triumph for trainer Bernie Kelly. Bobbing relegated Kim Waugh to the runners-up stall for the second successive year as Spring Charlie filled second place while Kris Lees’ galloper Chalmers arrived in time for third.

Race Record: 1-21.80 SERENE MISS 2018

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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)