A TREBLE in Bendigo last night has edged premier horsewoman Emma Stewart within striking distance of another personal milestone.
No stranger to setting records, Stewart has established marks on a national and state level.
In August 2022, Stewart became the first Australian trainer to win 100 Group Ones when First Responder captured the Nutrien Final at Club Menangle
Earlier in the year Stewart won nine races in Launceston to break the Australian record for the most wins at a meeting she co-held with Shayne Cramp.
Amazingly, Stewart is the only trainer to appear on the “Most wins at a meeting list” at every level – ie, eight wins, seven, six, five and so on!
During the 2017/18 season Stewart became the first trainer to register a triple century by winning an unheralded 309 races.
On a home state level, Stewart boasts the most wins at a metropolitan meeting.
Stewart won eight races at Tabcorp Park Melton on June 29, 2018 to break a 77-year-old record.
Her haul that night also included six seconds and two thirds.
Before Stewart’s octet, she was one of eight ‘quintet trainers’, with T Butterworth the first to achieve the feat at Ascot on May 26, 1941.
Then there is Stewart’s claim as being the only female trainer to win the State and Metropolitan Trainer’s Premierships.
As for her latest pending milestone, Stewart is closing in on 3000 training wins.
Beginning her career by scoring with Katies Secret in Nyah on May 30, 2002, Stewart’s tally is sitting on 2995.
Stewart’s Bendigo treble came via Whatadelight, Oliver Dan and Kingman.