TBWA members Bob and Sandra Peters swept honours at the 2020 WA Thoroughbred Awards on Saturday winning awards for Racehorse of the Year and Breeder of the Year.
Regal Power (Pierro) won feature races at home and interstate last season starting with the G1 Railway Stakes at Ascot. He doubled up in the G2 Ted van Heemst Stakes at the summer carnival and then travelled east to hit a $5 million jackpot in the All-Star Mile at Flemington in March.
Peters Investments also won Breeder of the Year with their mares Broadway Belle (Redoute’s Choice) and Star Encounter (Jeune) who finished on equal points allocated for major races during the season.
Broadway Belle foaled G1 Railway Stakes winner Regal Power while Star Encounter was represented by Perfect Jewel (Redoute’s Choice) who was a Group 3 winner of the La Trice Classic, Belmont Sprint and Hyperion Stakes.
Star Encounter also had Star Exhibit (Statue Of Liberty) carry the cerise and white colours to victory in the G2 Lee-Steere Stakes last November.
Scenic Lodge champion Blackfriars (Danehill) was awarded Leading Sire after winning the WA title for a tenth time in a succession.
Former Mungrup Stud stallions Playing God and I’m All The Talk, now based at Darling View Thoroughbreds, picked up the other breeding awards.
Kay Cee (Playing God) was named 3YO Racehorse of the Year after a ground-breaking victory in the G1 Kingston Town Classic. She also won a Listed winner of the Burgess Queen Stakes, Raconteur Stakes and Belmont Guineas.
Watch Me Dance (I’m All The Talk) earned 2YO Racehorse of the Year honours after climaxing an autumn campaign in the G3 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes. She was also runner-up in the G2 Karrakatta Plate and G3 Gimcrack Stakes.
2020 WA Thoroughbred Awards
Regal Power – Racehorse of the Year
Watch Me Dance – 2YO Racehorse of the Year
Kay Cee – 3YO Racehorse of the Year
Regal Power – 4UP Racehorse of the Year
Blackfriars – Leading Sire
Peters Investments – Leading Breeder
Broadway Belle and Star Encounter – Leading Broodmares
Alana & Grant Williams – Metro Trainer
Peter Fernie – Provincial Trainer
William Pike – Metro Jockey
Kyra Yuill – Provincial Jockey
Jade McNaught – Leading Apprentice (Metro & Prov)
Chloe Azzopardi – Best All Round Apprentice
Paddy Sweeney – Media