HAVING smashed his Tasmanian record last weekend, premier trainer Ben Yole has set his sights on another state mantle.
Thanks to Mister Resister’s success in Launceston last Friday night Yole notched his 125th win of the season to better the stance he set in 2016/17 and subsequently equalled in 2017/18.
By rounding out the card with a quartet, Yole’s tally sits on 128.
“It was great to break the record again,” Yole said. “You can’t complain when you equal a record like I did last season, but it would have been nice to get that extra win on the board.
“We’ve had another terrific season and I have to thank my wife, owners, drivers and staff.”
Along with a personal goal of reaching 150 wins before the end of the term, Yole is aiming to become the first trainer on the Apple Isle to break the $1million barrier.
Yole’s stable earnings sit on $898,201.
“The goal for the year was to better that record and now that has been achieved, I have moved the goal post slightly,” Yole said. “With three months of the season left I’ll be pushing to get to 150 wins.
“Another target I set a while ago was getting to $1million in stakes and we’re edging closer each week.
“It still won’t be easy, but we will give it a good shake.”
Yole’s march towards his main mission will continue in Hobart tomorrow night where he has 25 runners across five races.
He then has 42 entries engaged in eight races in Launceston on Sunday evening.
“Another busy weekend coming up,” Yole said. “With a bit of good fortune we’ll pick up a win or two.”