Bonneval Nz Champion For A Second Time

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has been crowned 's for a second time.

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

The record-breaking training partnership prepared the 2014 winner , 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, Savvy Coup (3YO) and Avantage (2YO).

Baker and Forsman also won the Trainer of the Year category, premier jockey Sam Collett 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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