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Victorian Metropolitan Trainer Strike Rate Award – Jason Thompson

Champion Pearcedale trainer Jason Thompson is the winner of the 2021-22 Victorian Metropolitan Trainer Strike Rate Award.

He was presented with the accolade during a 2022 Victorian Greyhound Awards spectacular, held at the Plaza Ballroom, on Friday.

Thompson’s 154 city starters claimed 43 wins at a 27.92% winning strike rate.

He was a clear-cut winner over Anthony Azzopardi, who had 23 wins from 92 starters at 25%, and Brooke Ennis with 13 wins from 57 starters at 22.81%.

Thompson was runner-up to Kelvyn Greenough in last year’s inaugural metropolitan strike rate award.

His ‘big ticket’ metro performers during the 2021-22 racing season were 2022 G1 Rookie Rebel finalist Collinda Patty (5 wins); 2022 G1 Sandown Cup finalist Collinda Lady (4 wins); G3 Vic Bred Maiden winner and G3 Launching Pad runner-up Plaintiff (4 wins) – both in 2022; Decimate (4 wins) and Equalizer (3 wins).

Others that ‘brought home the bacon’ from the ‘big smoke’ were 2021 G1 Maturity Classic finalist Aston Fastnet (1 win), 2021 G3 Great Chase finalist True Collinda (2 wins), Amnesty (3 wins), Enemy Within (3 wins), Collinda Beast (2 wins), Sandy Camp Road (2 wins), Typhoon Sammy (1 win), Rebellious (1 win) and Triumph (1 win).

2022 Metropolitan Trainer Strike Rate Award

Trainer Starts Wins Strike rate
1st Jason Thompson 154 43 27.92%
2nd Anthony Azzopardi 92 23 25.00%
3rd Brooke Ennis 57 13 22.81%

CRITERIA GUIDELINES

The Victorian Metropolitan Trainer Strike Rate Award is presented to the Victorian registered trainer with the highest percentage of total winners compared to total starters in full metropolitan stake money races conducted in Victoria during the racing year (1 July to 30 June). Minimum 52 starts. Criteria

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About Peter Quilty - Peter QUilty has more than three decades of experience as assistant editor of Victorian Greyhound Weekly. He was editor of GRV monthly magazine The Adviser (2001-09) and owner/publisher of Australian Greyhound Monthly. He also served on the selection panel for the inaugural GRV ‘Hall of Fame’ inductees and for several years was an adjudicator on the Victorian GOTY. He’s also published greyhound racing yearbooks and wrote the ‘Bold Trease’ video script.
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