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    Deja vu all over again… Deja vu all over again…

    EMMA STEWART

    IT’S beginning to look a lot like… For the majority of the world the end of that sentence is something along the lines of... Deja vu all over again…

    IT’S beginning to look a lot like…

    For the majority of the world the end of that sentence is something along the lines of ‘Christmas, toys in every store’.

    Within harness racing it is “Vicbred, Emma Stewart winners in every stall!”

    Stewart has turned the futurity into her own pet project in recent seasons, dominating the series like no other.

    In 2018 Stewart won 24 of the 34 pacing qualifiers across the three age categories before capturing five Group One Finals.

    It was a similar scenario in 2019, with Stewart and her partner, Clayton Tonkin, winning 23 of the 34 heats and semis before again securing five Finals.

    In 2020 Stewart was triumphant in 10 of the 17 heats and seven of the 11 semis in which she had a runner before winning three Group One Finals.

    As you would guess, 2021 wasn’t much different, with Stewart registering 14 wins from 27 qualifiers before annexing three Group One Finals.

    It was deja vu in ’22, with Stewart victorious in 19 of 32 qualifiers, with wins in three Group One Finals.

    This season’s edition kicked off in Kilmore last night, with Stewart’s squad winning four of the five two-year-old heats.

    Stewart’s haul also includes a trifecta, quinella and two thirds, with 11 members of the stable qualifying for the semis!

    Kingman, Bay of Biscay, Stormryder and Vague Beauty were Stewart’s success stories.

    “Our stable is predominantly Vicbreds, so naturally we have a strong focus on the series,” Stewart said. “Last night was a very good night for the team and more importantly our owners.

    “They all put in good runs and hopefully they can do the same in the semis and make their way into the Finals.”

    Three-year-old heats are scheduled to be run in Ballarat tonight, with Stewart to be represented by eight colts and four fillies across nine heats.

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