2017/18: Leaderboards

    The 2017-18 season delivered extraordinary driving and training performances that rewrote the record books and are deserving of the highest praise.

    They include Emma Stewart and Chris Alford’s unprecedented national records, but the limelight was shared among many – not least of all the equine freaks.

    These many highs will be savoured at the October 21 Gordon Rothacker Medal at the Palladium at Crown on October 21, for which tickets close on Friday and can be snapped up by clicking here.

    Who soared highest, ran fastest, raced most and pocketed the highest earnings? Enjoy this our one-stop shop that celebrates the 2017-18 trots season.

  • Drivers
  • Trainers
  • Times
  • Stakes
  • Starts/Wins

Drivers

Driver Starts Wins Seconds Thirds Fourths Stakes S/R
Chris Alford 1572 436 268 188 144 $ 4,053,873 28%
Greg Sugars 1279 226 195 176 161 $ 1,832,648 18%
Nathan Jack 809 149 127 99 83 $ 1,428,078 18%
Gavin Lang 804 141 129 113 89 $ 1,471,550 18%
Kate Gath 473 107 77 65 48 $ 965,255 23%
Jason Lee 469 103 81 59 49 $ 912,560 22%
Kerryn Manning 450 93 64 67 46 $ 933,155 21%
Mark Pitt 428 91 73 60 41 $ 1,242,290 21%
Michael Bellman 1028 86 123 141 134 $ 783,155 8%
John Caldow 705 82 83 91 87 $ 687,298 12%
Driver Starts Wins Seconds Thirds Fourths Stakes S/R
Chris Alford 294 73 47 36 20 $ 2,222,640 25%
Mark Pitt 119 28 18 12 6 $ 873,570 24%
Kerryn Manning 96 26 9 10 9 $ 526,110 27%
Greg Sugars 238 25 28 30 21 $ 751,205 11%
Nathan Jack 205 23 35 18 19 $ 739,240 11%
Kate Gath 160 22 20 21 18 $ 519,460 14%
Gavin Lang 194 22 17 28 16 $ 728,315 11%
Zac Phillips 123 15 10 16 14 $ 373,300 12%
Jason Lee 99 15 8 12 14 $ 418,325 15%
Anthony Butt 112 12 19 8 12 $ 365,940 11%
Driver Starts Wins Seconds Thirds Fourths Stakes S/R
Chris Alford 1641 457 275 196 148 $ 4,636,613 28%
Greg Sugars 1312 228 205 179 165 $ 2,003,453 17%
Danielle Hill 811 222 121 118 105 $ 822,946 27%
Nathan Dawson 1226 214 172 164 126 $ 1,044,555 17%
Shannon Suvaljko 1258 180 160 138 137 $ 1,868,699 14%
Driver Starts Wins Seconds Thirds Fourths Stakes S/R
Chris Alford 1572 436 268 188 144 $ 4,053,873 28%
Greg Sugars 1279 226 195 176 161 $ 1,832,648 18%
Michael Bellman 1028 86 123 141 134 $ 783,155 8%
Nathan Jack 809 149 127 99 83 $ 1,428,078 18%
Gavin Lang 804 141 129 113 89 $ 1,471,550 18%
Darby McGuigan 750 72 91 106 99 $ 542,418 10%
John Caldow 705 82 83 91 87 $ 687,298 12%
James Herbertson 650 60 77 72 72 $ 404,380 9%
Chris Svanosio 639 81 75 67 95 $ 826,005 13%
Josh Duggan 590 55 62 80 69 $ 486,868 9%

Trainers

Trainer Starts Wins Seconds Thirds Fourths Stakes S/R
Emma Stewart 734 283 151 77 46 $ 3,432,550 39%
Andy Gath 494 106 79 67 41 $ 981,990 21%
Brent Lilley 511 95 81 64 49 $ 1,062,975 19%
Anton Golino 411 82 57 48 41 $ 935,265 20%
Kerryn Manning 247 81 42 38 21 $ 798,790 33%
Glenn Douglas 685 76 91 96 94 $ 603,085 11%
David Aiken 339 64 68 41 36 $ 976,775 19%
Margaret Lee 190 57 32 28 25 $ 493,780 30%
Laura Crossland 170 54 18 15 16 $ 360,655 32%
Matthew Craven 339 46 48 43 51 $ 410,560 14%
Trainer Starts Wins Seconds Thirds Fourths Stakes S/R
Emma Stewart 283 60 60 31 19 $ 2,326,830 21%
Brent Lilley 175 24 28 22 18 $ 660,700 14%
Andy Gath 186 22 20 24 18 $ 540,940 12%
David Aiken 133 20 23 18 11 $ 700,330 15%
Anton Golino 148 20 14 12 16 $ 564,370 14%
Kerryn Manning 65 20 5 12 6 $ 463,770 31%
Dean Braun 50 15 7 8 3 $ 277,830 30%
Margaret Lee 48 10 7 7 6 $ 241,725 21%
Gavin Lang 40 8 7 5 6 $ 209,760 20%
Sonya Smith 34 8 6 2 7 $ 178,710 24%
Trainer Starts Wins Seconds Thirds Fourths Stakes S/R
Emma Stewart 788 308 161 79 49 $ 4,189,048 39%
Grant Dixon 1953 291 272 261 245 $ 2,407,263 15%
KerryAnn Turner 1141 179 142 133 120 $ 1,624,333 16%
Gary Hall Snr 566 153 87 68 55 $ 2,722,461 27%
Darrel Graham 966 150 118 109 107 $ 794,586 16%
Trainer Starts Wins Seconds Thirds Fourths Stakes S/R
Emma Stewart 734 283 151 77 46 $ 3,432,550 39%
Glenn Douglas 685 76 91 96 94 $ 603,085 11%
Brent Lilley 511 95 81 64 49 $ 1,062,975 19%
Andy Gath 494 106 79 67 41 $ 981,990 21%
Anton Golino 411 82 57 48 41 $ 935,265 20%
Peter Manning 360 23 35 43 49 $ 213,900 6%
David Aiken 339 64 68 41 36 $ 976,775 19%
Matthew Craven 339 46 48 43 51 $ 410,560 14%
David Murphy 306 32 38 27 39 $ 242,380 10%
Sandra O'Connor 275 31 33 34 36 $ 176,400 11%

Times

Horse Time Date Track Race Distance
CRUZ BROMAC NZ 1:50.7 27-Jan-18 TABCORP PARK MELTON COGS PACE 1720m
MAXIMAN NZ 1:51.2 24-Mar-18 TABCORP PARK MELTON QUEST FOR SUCCESS STAMPEDE 1200m
FUTURE OPERATOR 1:51.3 10-Nov-17 BENDIGO HENRY MCDERMOTT MEMORIAL PACE FINAL 1150m
AMERETTO 1:51.5 22-Sep-17 TABCORP PARK MELTON ALLIED EXPRESS TAILAMADE LOMBO (GROUP 3) 1720m
AMERETTO 1:51.6 4-Nov-17 TABCORP PARK MELTON ALLIED EXPRESS CINDERELLA STAKES (GROUP 3) 1720m
BEACH SURGE 1:51.8 26-Dec-17 BALLARAT ELEMENTS MIND BODY STUDIO PACE 1710m
CARLAS PIXEL 1:51.9 27-Oct-17 TABCORP PARK MELTON PRYDES EASIFEED PACE 1720m
JILLIBY KUNG FU 1:51.9 27-Jan-18 TABCORP PARK MELTON TAB MULTIPLIER 4YO BONANZA (GROUP 1) 1720m
LENNYTHESHARK 1:51.9 6-Oct-17 TABCORP PARK MELTON OLYMPUS FEEDS SMOKEN UP SPRINT (GROUP 2) 1720m
REAL SOCIAL NZ 1:51.9 14-Oct-17 TABCORP PARK MELTON ALABAR PACE 1720m
Horse Time Date Track Race Distance
MY FIELD MARSHAL NZ 1:46.9 24-Feb-18 NSWHRC AINSWORTH MIRACLE MILE (GROUP 1) (GRAND CIRCUIT) 1609m
ANYTHING FOR LOVE 1:48.7 17-Feb-18 NSWHRC ALLIED EXPRESS TRANSPORT SPRINT (GROUP 1) 1609m
JILLIBY KUNG FU 1:48.8 10-Feb-18 NSWHRC CORDINA CHICKEN FARMS CHARIOTS OF FIRE (GROUP 1) 1609m
MAJORDAN 1:48.9 5-May-18 NSWHRC CLUB MENANGLE OPEN PACE 1609m
MY FIELD MARSHAL NZ 1:49.3 28-Apr-18 NSWHRC BILL GREEN BULLI CUP (GROUP 2) 1609m
COVERT BEAUTY 1:49.4 31-Oct-17 ALBION PARK SEYMOUR TRIPLE-ONE-NINE TORPEDO 1119m
LET IT RIDE NZ 1:49.4 1-Jul-18 NSWHRC ALWAYS B MIKI NSW BREEDERS CHALLENGE FOUR-YEAR-OLD ENTIRES & GELDINGS FINAL (GROUP 1) 1609m
MAJORDAN 1:49.4 12-May-18 NSWHRC EYE OF THE TIGER PACE 1609m
CARLAS PIXEL 1:49.5 24-Feb-18 NSWHRC MACARTHUR SQUARE LADYSHIP MILE (GROUP 1) 1609m
STATEMENT MADE 1:49.5 14-Nov-17 ALBION PARK SEYMOUR TRIPLE-ONE-NINE TORPEDO 1119m
Horse Time Date Track Race Distance
SPARKLING SUCCESS 1:53.9 6-Jan-18 BENDIGO ALDEBARAN PARK 2018 MAORI MILE (GROUP 1) 1609m
RED HOT TOOTH 1:55.2 21-Feb-18 BENDIGO LYN MCPHERSON MEMORIAL BREED FOR SPEED GOLD SERIES (1ST HEAT) 1609m
GLENFERRIE BURN 1:55.5 27-Jan-18 TABCORP PARK MELTON ALDEBARAN PARK VULCAN TROTTERS FREE FOR ALL (GROUP 3) 1720m
TORNADO VALLEY NZ 1:55.6 6-Jul-18 TABCORP PARK MELTON NOOPY KIOSK TROTTERS FREE FOR ALL (GROUP 3) 1720m
RED HOT TOOTH 1:55.8 10-Mar-18 TABCORP PARK MELTON LYN MCPHERSON MEMORIAL BREED FOR SPEED GOLD SERIES FINAL (GROUP 1) 1720m
TORNADO VALLEY NZ 1:56.0 21-Apr-18 TABCORP PARK MELTON UNCLE PETRIKA TROTTERS FREE FOR ALL (GROUP 3) 1720m
COURCHEVEL NZ 1:56.5 21-Feb-18 BENDIGO LYN MCPHERSON MEMORIAL BREED FOR SPEED SILVER SERIES (1ST HEAT) 1609m
DAQUIRI 1:56.5 11-Dec-17 GEELONG APCO TROT 1720m
MAORI TIME 1:56.6 14-Oct-17 TABCORP PARK MELTON ALDEBARAN PARK BILL COLLINS TROTTERS SPRINT (GROUP 1) 1720m
COURCHEVEL NZ 1:56.7 28-Jul-18 TABCORP PARK MELTON YABBY DAM RACING TROT 1720m
Horse Time Date Track Race Distance
MAORI TIME 1:51.5 24-Feb-18 NSWHRC ACCESS GROUP SOLUTIONS TROTTERS MILE (GROUP 1) 1609m
SPARKLING SUCCESS 1:53.9 6-Jan-18 BENDIGO ALDEBARAN PARK 2018 MAORI MILE (GROUP 1) 1609m
ON THUNDER ROAD NZ 1:54.7 4-Nov-17 NSWHRC BOB JANE T MART TROTTERS MOBILE 1609m
WAR DAN DESTROYER 1:54.8 4-Aug-18 NSWHRC TAB.COM.AU TROTTERS MOBILE 1609m
MAORISFAVOURITESUN 1:55.1 26-Jun-18 TABCORP PK MENANGLE GARRARDS HORSE AND HOUND TROTTERS MOBILE 1609m
DARYL BOKO FIN 1:55.2 6-Jan-18 NSWHRC MACARTHUR BMW TROTTERS MOBILE 1609m
RED HOT TOOTH 1:55.2 21-Feb-18 BENDIGO LYN MCPHERSON MEMORIAL BREED FOR SPEED GOLD SERIES (1ST HEAT) 1609m
DROP THE HAMMER 1:55.3 12-Jun-18 TABCORP PK MENANGLE CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT CLUB MENANGLE TROTTERS MOBILE 1609m
IONA GRINNER 1:55.3 12-May-18 NSWHRC WESTS TIGERS HAMMERHEAD (GROUP 3) 1609m
GLENFERRIE BURN 1:55.5 27-Jan-18 TABCORP PARK MELTON ALDEBARAN PARK VULCAN TROTTERS FREE FOR ALL (GROUP 3) 1720m

Stakes

Name Age Sex Gait Starts Wins Seconds Thirds Fourths Stakes
CENTENARIO 2 COLT PACER 11 8 3 3 0 $ 303,500
HURRICANE HARLEY 2 COLT PACER 9 7 1 1 0 $ 246,490
OUR PRINCESS TIFFANY NZ 2 FILLY PACER 2 2 0 0 0 $ 155,000
KUALOA 2 FILLY PACER 9 6 3 3 0 $ 149,090
ALWAYS READY 2 COLT TROTTER 8 4 4 3 1 $ 99,900
TANGOINGWITHSIERRA 2 FILLY PACER 9 3 4 1 3 $ 87,600
SLEEPEE 2 FILLY TROTTER 5 4 1 1 0 $ 79,880
FEAR THE YANKEE 2 FILLY TROTTER 5 3 1 1 0 $ 76,810
TWO TIMES BETTOR 2 FILLY PACER 10 5 3 2 1 $ 66,040
KYVALLEY CLICHY 2 COLT TROTTER 10 3 4 2 2 $ 65,990
LOCHINVAR ART 2 COLT PACER 5 4 1 0 1 $ 57,090
MORETON BAY 2 COLT TROTTER 7 4 3 2 1 $ 55,140
EMERALD STRIDE 2 FILLY TROTTER 4 2 2 1 1 $ 49,200
FOURBIGMEN 2 COLT PACER 12 3 6 2 4 $ 48,390
GEORGIAS PRIDE 2 FILLY TROTTER 10 4 4 2 2 $ 46,230
ENCHANTED STRIDE 2 FILLY PACER 8 1 3 1 2 $ 44,590
BETTERNBETTER 2 GELDING PACER 5 4 1 0 1 $ 37,390
NOSTRA IDEAL 2 COLT PACER 7 1 4 4 0 $ 34,850
IM ANOTHERMASTERPIECE NZ 2 COLT PACER 2 0 2 1 1 $ 32,200
VALLA REINE 2 FILLY PACER 9 2 1 1 0 $ 31,270
MAJOR EXCLUSIVE 2 COLT PACER 14 3 3 3 0 $ 30,810
Name Age Sex Gait Starts Wins Seconds Thirds Fourths Stakes
SPEAK NO EVIL 3 MARE PACER 14 12 1 1 0 $ 244,410
POSTER BOY 3 HORSE PACER 10 6 4 3 1 $ 169,990
RIDE HIGH 3 HORSE PACER 8 7 1 0 1 $ 149,690
COLT THIRTY ONE 3 HORSE PACER 4 1 2 2 0 $ 149,000
SHEZ ALL ROCK 3 MARE PACER 6 5 1 1 0 $ 136,350
ANYWHERE HUGO 3 GELDING TROTTER 17 5 6 4 2 $ 97,825
SOHO BURNING LOVE 3 MARE PACER 15 4 10 7 3 $ 96,240
MOONSHINE LINDA 3 MARE TROTTER 11 6 3 1 2 $ 85,450
STRESS FACTOR NZ 3 GELDING TROTTER 3 3 0 0 0 $ 83,450
KONAN 3 HORSE PACER 15 9 3 3 0 $ 80,250
PRETTY MAJESTIC 3 MARE TROTTER 13 4 5 4 1 $ 78,290
WOBELEE 3 GELDING TROTTER 5 3 2 2 0 $ 56,900
NOSTRA VILLA 3 MARE PACER 9 5 3 2 1 $ 56,280
KYVALLEY FINN 3 GELDING TROTTER 21 5 9 5 4 $ 54,300
MOONLIGHT DREAM 3 MARE TROTTER 12 4 6 4 2 $ 52,490
ANGEL OF ARTS 3 MARE PACER 15 1 9 5 4 $ 52,310
MAJOR TIMES 3 HORSE PACER 11 4 2 1 1 $ 46,880
JERICHOS TRUMPET 3 GELDING TROTTER 11 5 2 2 0 $ 45,160
WEEKS END 3 MARE PACER 24 7 12 7 5 $ 44,490
MACEY JAYDE 3 MARE PACER 11 5 1 0 1 $ 43,660
MY HARMONY BLUE NZ 3 MARE PACER 13 4 4 2 2 $ 43,235
Name Age Sex Gait Starts Wins Seconds Thirds Fourths Stakes
TELL ME TALES 4 MARE PACER 9 9 0 0 0 $ 136,780
CARLAS PIXEL 4 MARE PACER 21 7 10 4 6 $ 134,400
WRAPPERS DELIGHT 4 GELDING PACER 6 3 3 3 0 $ 102,950
JILLIBY KUNG FU 4 HORSE PACER 6 4 1 1 0 $ 100,290
KHEIRON 4 GELDING TROTTER 13 6 4 2 2 $ 93,220
FLYING MOTH 4 MARE PACER 14 7 6 5 1 $ 76,690
MARGARET RUTH 4 MARE TROTTER 15 8 5 3 2 $ 76,045
MAGICAL MARN NZ 4 GELDING PACER 23 9 5 2 3 $ 75,720
KINVARA SUE 4 MARE TROTTER 10 4 2 2 0 $ 71,620
MUSTANG BART NZ 4 HORSE PACER 28 6 10 4 6 $ 61,640
ISLANDSPECIALMAJOR 4 GELDING PACER 13 6 5 3 2 $ 58,790
STARS ALIGN 4 HORSE PACER 7 4 1 1 0 $ 57,000
MOTU METEOR NZ 4 GELDING PACER 10 3 6 2 4 $ 56,615
SIRLETIC 4 GELDING PACER 9 5 4 2 2 $ 54,220
LUVTHISONE 4 MARE PACER 14 7 1 0 1 $ 52,065
DELTASUN 4 GELDING TROTTER 10 6 2 1 1 $ 47,380
JILLIBY BANDIT 4 GELDING PACER 7 5 1 1 0 $ 46,140
SAN DOMINO 4 GELDING PACER 15 7 4 4 0 $ 44,210
POCKET THEDEAL NZ 4 GELDING PACER 34 7 8 5 3 $ 43,310
PARTYON NZ 4 MARE PACER 4 2 2 1 1 $ 43,020
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Name Age Sex Gait Starts Wins Seconds Thirds Fourths Stakes
CENTENARIO 2 COLT PACER 11 8 3 3 0 $ 303,500
LAZARUS NZ 5 HORSE PACER 1 1 0 0 0 $ 285,000
SPARKLING SUCCESS 6 GELDING TROTTER 14 5 7 4 3 $ 282,050
HURRICANE HARLEY 2 COLT PACER 9 7 1 1 0 $ 246,490
SPEAK NO EVIL 3 MARE PACER 14 12 1 1 0 $ 244,410
LENNYTHESHARK 8 HORSE PACER 9 4 4 3 1 $ 240,600
SHADOW SAX 5 GELDING PACER 13 10 2 1 1 $ 217,240
TORNADO VALLEY NZ 6 GELDING TROTTER 14 10 2 1 1 $ 170,940
POSTER BOY 3 HORSE PACER 10 6 4 3 1 $ 169,990
OUR PRINCESS TIFFANY NZ 2 FILLY PACER 2 2 0 0 0 $ 155,000
AMERETTO 6 MARE PACER 9 4 1 1 0 $ 151,700
RIDE HIGH 3 HORSE PACER 8 7 1 0 1 $ 149,690
KUALOA 2 FILLY PACER 9 6 3 3 0 $ 149,090
COLT THIRTY ONE 3 HORSE PACER 4 1 2 2 0 $ 149,000
OUR GOLDEN GODDESS 5 MARE PACER 10 9 1 0 1 $ 148,080
TELL ME TALES 4 MARE PACER 9 9 0 0 0 $ 136,780
SHEZ ALL ROCK 3 MARE PACER 6 5 1 1 0 $ 136,350
CARLAS PIXEL 4 MARE PACER 21 7 10 4 6 $ 134,400
SOHO TRIBECA 5 HORSE PACER 4 2 1 1 0 $ 128,800
AUDI HARE NZ 5 GELDING PACER 24 9 9 6 3 $ 123,900
IM THE BOSS 6 GELDING PACER 24 7 12 9 3 $ 122,950

Starts/Wins

Name Age Sex Gait Starts Wins Stakes
SPEAK NO EVIL 3 MARE PACER 14 12 $ 244,410
TORNADO VALLEY NZ 6 GELDING TROTTER 14 10 $ 170,940
SHADOW SAX 5 GELDING PACER 13 10 $ 217,240
MAGICAL MARN NZ 4 GELDING PACER 23 9 $ 75,720
OUR GOLDEN GODDESS 5 MARE PACER 10 9 $ 148,080
Name Age Sex Gait Starts Wins Stakes
TORNADO VALLEY NZ 6 GELDING TROTTER 11 8 $ 140,640
AUDI HARE NZ 5 GELDING PACER 17 6 $ 105,440
MAGICAL MARN NZ 4 GELDING PACER 14 6 $ 59,300
OUR GOLDEN GODDESS 5 MARE PACER 7 6 $ 119,580
CARLAS PIXEL 4 MARE PACER 18 6 $ 123,200
Name Age Sex Gait Starts Wins Stakes
SIMBA BROMAC NZ 4 GELDING PACER 25 18 $ 121,335
BODHI TREE 8 GELDING PACER 34 16 $ 96,287
CHICAGO BULL NZ 5 GELDING PACER 23 15 $ 662,150
SOMEPARTYSOMEWHERE 5 GELDING PACER 31 13 $ 71,207
SPEAK NO EVIL 3 MARE PACER 15 12 $ 244,810
Name Age Sex Gait Starts Wins Stakes
ITS NOT DARK YET 9 MARE TROTTER 58 3 $ 37,110
TELLA TALL TALE 10 GELDING TROTTER 56 1 $ 22,990
LADY PERSERVERANCE 5 MARE PACER 50 1 $ 13,765
KOTARE MAHDI NZ 6 GELDING PACER 48 4 $ 39,740
BERNIE WINKLE NZ 5 GELDING PACER 45 4 $ 69,040
Name Age Sex Gait Starts Wins Stakes
BERNIE WINKLE NZ 5 GELDING PACER 30 3 $ 56,640
TIAVONS DREAM 7 GELDING TROTTER 30 5 $ 56,900
LOVE INA CHEVY NZ 6 GELDING PACER 29 4 $ 62,460
FIRENGLOW 5 GELDING PACER 26 2 $ 22,880
IDEAL MAJORITY 7 GELDING PACER 26 1 $ 26,400
WHIRILY SCHOOL 5 MARE PACER 26 3 $ 72,630
Name Age Sex Gait Starts Wins Stakes
RORY MACH NZ 7 GELDING PACER 75 5 $ 47,868
GRINVIL 6 MARE PACER 60 9 $ 63,387
SHEER STRENGTH 6 GELDING PACER 60 2 $ 22,868
LONG AGO 7 GELDING PACER 59 7 $ 33,074
SKEWSY NEWSY 8 MARE PACER 58 4 $ 26,176