Andrea Dailly was awarded the 2019-20 Victorian Metropolitan and Provincial Trainer Premierships at the Victorian Greyhound Awards.
It’s the third successive year she’s claimed both prestigious awards.
Based at Anakie, Dailly scooped the pool with yet another racing season of sheer excellence.
Dailly won the ‘city’ award with 135 wins. She also notched 121 seconds and 114 thirds at Sandown Park and The Meadows.
Another Anakie trainer, Jeff Britton, was runner-up (80 wins) and Pearcedale’s Jason Thompson third (62 wins).
Dailly also secured the ‘country’ gong with 214 wins, ahead of Balliang’s Mark Delbridge (205) and Jeff Britton (140).
Her ‘shining season’ was highlighted by the racetrack deeds of kennel star Shima Shine (Nov ’17 Barcia Bale x Shima Song).
Shima Shine won three metropolitan races and 10 provincial events during the 2019-20 racing year (July 1 – June 30) and contested four Victorian group race finals, including the Group 1 Topgun (525m) and Group 1 Silver Chief – both at The Meadows.
He also established track records at Ballarat 450m (24.75sec) – August 28, 2019 and Bendigo 425m (23.35sec) – June 28, 2020.
However, Shima Shine certainly wasn’t ‘Robinson Crusoe’ in the Dailly camp. She had a host of stars contributing to her stellar racing year – including:
|Jaro Bale – (8 metro wins); Finalist: G1 Melbourne Cup and G1 Temlee|
|Rockstar Beav – (10 metro / 2 provincial); Finalist: G1 Fanta Bale Super Stayers; G1 Sandown Cup; G1 Sale Cup|
|Aston Cade – (6 metro / 4 provincial); Finalist: G1 Australian Cup; G2 Warrnambool Cup|
|Jax Bale – (4 metro / 2 provincial); Runner-up: G1 Harrison-Dawson|
|Leon Bale – (7 metro / 1 provincial); Finalist: G1 Harrison-Dawson; G2 Warrnambool Cup (3rd)|
|Kessler Bale – (4 metro); Won: G3 Sir John Dillon Memorial; Finalist: G1 Hume Cup|
|Rockstar Prince – (4 metro / 1 provincial); Finalist: G1 Maturity Classic|
|Lektra Spring – (2 metro); Finalist: G1 Hume Cup (3rd); G3 Sir John Dillon Memorial|
|Faithy Bale – (7 metro / 5 provincial); Finalist: G2 Warrnambool Cup|
|Halberd Bale – (10 metro / 1 provincial)|
|Speed Star – (17 provincial); Finalist: G2 Warragul Cup|
Meanwhile, Boom Down was a four-time G1 finalist, including the Bold Trease (2nd) and G1 Topgun Stayers (3rd), while Shima Mist established a track record at Ballarat 660m (37.48sec) – February 12, 2020.
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The Victorian Metropolitan Trainer’s Premiership will be awarded to the Victorian registered trainer who trained the highest number of winners of full metropolitan stake money races, conducted at Victorian metropolitan tracks, during the racing year (1 July to 30 June).
The Victorian Provincial Trainer’s Premiership will be awarded to the Victorian registered trainer who trained the highest number of winners of full provincial stake money races, conducted at Victorian country tracks, during the racing year (1 July to 30 June).
Provincial Full stake money races do not include Tier 3, non-penalty, reduced stake money races, or any other similarly conducted events on country tracks or any metropolitan full stake events conducted at Victorian metropolitan tracks.
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