Bonneval Nz Champion For A Second Time

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has been crowned 's Horse of the Year for a second time.

She is the fifth successive winner of the title to be trained by Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman who also won the NZ premiership.

The record-breaking training partnership prepared the 2014 winner Dundeel, who was followed by (2015, 2016) and Bonneval.

The winner of the in Melbourne last spring, Bonneval was the only New Zealand-trained horse to win a Group One race in Australia during 2017/18.

Bonneval was also judged the best middle distance performer, Sydney Cup placegetter (Sir) the Stayer of the Year, Kawi the sprinter-miler, (3YO) and Avantage (2YO).

Baker and Forsman also won the Trainer of the Year category, premier the Jockey of the Year and was voted champion jumps jockey for a third time.

Bonneval did not race in the autumn after suffering a suspensory ligament injury but trialled last week ahead of another trans-Tasman trip for the .

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