Young Karnup horseman Adam Durrant claimed his second trainer’s premiership in three years after preparing 47 wins for the 2011-12 season.

Durrant finished 12 ahead of Jim Taylor who advanced to 35 wins following the victory of Black Uma on Saturday.

The battle for third position was a tight affair with defending champion Neville Parnham edging out Simon Miller by 1 ½ wins in a tight contest.

Parnham, who won the final two races of the Belmont Park season with Inok and Secret Enigma, prepared 34 winners.

The best of Durrant’s 47 wins was the Group 3 Strickland Stakes (2000m) when stable jockey Peter Hall combined with Mr Moet.

Durant and Hall were again to the fore when Reverend Lovejoy scored a narrow win in the Listed Boulder Cup (1760m) at Kalgoorlie last September.

Durrant won his third black type event when consistent mare Mabel Grace broke through in the York Stakes (1600m).

Taylor’s haul of 35 winners included one treble at Belmont Park on August 20 when Cohort, Ten Aces and Idyllic Prince in the Goodwood Sprint were successful.

The Bullsbrook trainer also snared the Birthday Stakes (1200m), Summer Scorcher (1000m) and Northam Stakes (1100m) with Shock Value, Latoria and stable star Barakey respectively.

Parnham captured his second consecutive Group 1 title when Playing God scored a brilliant win in the Kingston Town Classic (1800m).

Stable mates God Has Spoken won the Group 2 Cox Stakes (2100m) and Bermaise the Listed Matchmaker Classic (1400m).

Miller, who enjoyed his best season since establishing base in Western Australia several years ago, achieved a Magic Millions milestone earlier in February.

The Aquanita trainer prepared Darlington Abbey to win the Magic Millions 2YO Classic before Night War won the 3YO edition a short time later.

Night War and Darlington Abbey also claimed the Group 3 Sir Ernest Lee Steere Classic (1400m) and the Gimcrack Stakes (1100m) respectively.

Miss Solis in the Listed Supremacy Stakes (1100m) and Power Princess in the Miss Andretti Stakes capped off a top Miller season.

David Harrison’s highlights in a 30 win season included Waratah’s Secret taking out the Prince Of Wales Stakes (1200m) by a narrow margin.

Red Hot Sax also won the Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) in a close result.

The depth of the Grant Williams stable was exposed when ten of his 26 winners were in black-type races, three at Group level and seven in Listed company.

Ranger in the Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) and Western Jewell in the Perth Cup (2400m) completed Group 2 success for the Karnup trainer.

Justin Warwick celebrated his first season of thoroughbred racing when Rosie Rocket won the Listed Starstruck Classic (1600m) and La Trice Classic (1800m).

Paige Kenney earned well-deserved success with her rejuvenated galloper Westriver Kevydonn who posted wins in the Group 3 RJ Peters Stakes (1500m) and Listed Cyril Flower Stakes (1200m).

And former jockey’s Vaughn Sigley and Bruce McLune landed their best win as trainers.

Sigley won the Group 2 WA Derby (2400m), JC Roberts (1800m) and Belmont Guineas (1600m) with exciting staying prospect Rohan.

Sprinter Highly Toxic completed the quartet in the Crawford Stakes (1000m).

McLune prepared Mega Steel to a Farnley Stakes (1400m) win at Belmont on September 3.

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