Congratulations to John Sargent, last season's winner of the Dunstan Trainer of the Year. The other nominees were those with the most Group and Listed wins, being Lisa Latta, Stephen McKee and Jason Bridgeman.
Retired Trainer, Trevor McKee ONZM, received the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Racing. Horses he has trained have been inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame, have been Timeform World Champion, Horse of the Year - both in New Zealand and Australia - and at the head of the ANZ Classification as well as crowned Australasia's All-time Leading Earner. This award has been a long time coming for the now self-proclaimed truck driver!