Toby Edmonds has ended the 2018-19 racing season on a winning note at the Sunshine Coast.
Well-bred gelding Heritage Sash proved an apt final winner for trainer Toby Edmonds in his own name when he won at the Sunshine Coast.
Starting favourite, Heritage Sash ($2.20) gave Edmonds his 110th overall winner and his 48th in the metropolitan premiership for the season which finished on Wednesday.
It has been a good season for Edmonds but he hopes it will be even better in 2019-20 when he trains in a new partnership with his son Trent.
The partnership will have its first runners at Coffs Harbour on Thursday.
Heritage Sash is raced by the Segenhoe Stud who have been a great supporter of Edmonds.
“I was really pleased to win with Heritage Sash as she is by my favourite sire I Am Invincible and I trained her dam Spurs And Sashes to win five races,” Edmonds said.
“I am looking forward to the partnership and it seems to be the way to go.”
Trainer Lindsay Gough’s run of success with the family of broodmare Belle Salieri continued when Takes Time ($8) scored a fast-finishing win.
Belle Salieri won the 1997 Group Two Dane Ripper but it was when her owner, the late Jack O’Hagan, sent her to stud that she really made a name.
Her offspring and the foals of her daughters have won more than 50 races with most of them trained by Gough.
Trainer Steve O’Dea got his 50th Queensland winner for the season and his 31st in the metropolitan area when Spendarama ($13) won.
Leading owner Bill Andrews’ good recent run continued when Benno’s First ($2) won despite being caught three deep.
Andrews, who part-owns last Saturday’s Bletchingly Stakes winner Scales Of Justice, has horses in several states.
He has a small team with Deagon’s Geoff Burns, who is best known as the trainer of 1981 Melbourne Cup runner-up El Laurena.
“Benno’s First has had his share of problems but with have stuck with him. He will win again and we will probably held him now,” Burns said.