Black Caviar scoops awards
The team behind champion mare Black Caviar dominated Sunday night's Victorian Thoroughbred Racing Awards in Melbourne.
Peter Moody's stable picked up the award for Victorian Racehorse of the Year (Black Caviar) while Moody himself collected back-to-back Fred Hoysted Medals for best trainer shortly before the sad news of champion mare Typhoon Tracy's death.
The 2009-10 Australian Racehorse of the Year was retired by Moody in February last year and died shortly after delivering her first foal.
As expected, jockey Luke Nolen completed the scoop of the state's major racing awards with the Scobie Breasley Medal, also for the second year running.
Nolen, who has ridden Caviar to 19 of her record-breaking 22 wins, won the award with ease on 66 votes from Dwayne Dunn (51), with Craig Williams third on 40 votes.
Williams' finish was considerable given he missed a quarter of the season with commitments interstate and in Japan
The stewards vote on a 3-2-1 basis for the best three rides at every metropolitan meeting.
Last month Caviar took on the world at Royal Ascot to clinch her narrowest and perhaps most important victory, on foreign soil, but Moody is yet to confirm what the mare's future entails after sustaining injuries at the meet.
Black Caviar has won 12 Group One races and won more than $6.8 million in prize money with the only award not claimed, the only one they were not up for.
The Tommy Corrigan Medal for leading jumps rider went to Steven Pateman for the fifth time, a victory that leaves him only one behind record-holder Craig Durden.
Meanwhile, Caviar's 19th career win in the Coolmore Lightning Stakes in February was voted the Most Memorable Moment Award.