As many of us are rushing to train our new two year-old crop or breed those first pretty little yearlings of the summer, some old news was announced - the stables and horses who are taking home Equination's annual year-end awards.
Horse of the Year for April was awarded to Calling In Sick a three year-old who won over $1.3 million in stakes earnings when he conquered two of the three legs of the GI turf triple crown. Calling In Sick also received the award for top long turf runner.
Stable of the Year goes to Desmond Lee2 for the second year in a row. Desmond Lee2 also took the award for the top stable in the Australian conference.
Breeder of the Year this season is Wildcat Racing, and Newbie Stable of the Year goes to Glorioso, who has earned over $46 million from racing in just two seasons.
Overall Sire of the Year was awarded to the famous and now twenty year-old Awesome Austin, while the Juvenile Sire to watch out for is Fujisan son Phar Lap GB, sire of multiple undefeated two year-olds last season.
One Legged Zombie Race, the filly who took the first two legs of the Triple Tiara, is three year-old female of the year as well as the top dirt route runner, and Cryptozoic, who won the most lucrative race of the season - the World Cup - as well as second in the Twisted Wire Stakes, topped the list for both four and five year-old males and long dirt runners.
Congratulations to the winners of these and all the other awards. If you didn't get one, remember - the yearling you bred at midnight last night could be Horse of the Year by January.