2019 QTIS Premiership


For the first time in the ten-year history of the QTIS Premiership Awards, the same trainer has won both the two-year-old and three-year-old trainer’s premierships.

Toowoomba’s Tony Sears secured both victories after a tremendous season with his juveniles. Sears had eight two-year-old QTIS winners and picked up $125,650 in QTIS bonus prizemoney for the season to finish ahead of Michael Nolan who banked $118,150 with five QTIS two-year-old winners and Toby Edmonds who had three QTIS two-year-old winners for $111,050 in bonus prizemoney.

Edmonds trained the leading two-year-old runner (on earnings) for the 2018-19 season, with Champagne Jet, by Jet Spur, topping the table after earning $64,800 in QTIS bonus prizemoney. Champagne Jet soared to victory in the last month to just pip Gem of Scotland at the post, after the Rothesay youngster lead the standings for most of the season to finish on $62,250.

It had been an interesting battle in the three-year-old Premiership on Earnings, with Spirit’s Choice and Hold the Line chopping and changing in the top positions for most of the season. The Spirit of Boom filly was leading heading into the final month, however Hold The Line got over the line in the end, after earning $36,750 in QTIS bonus prizemoney in July to finish the season with $122,550.

Sears’ win in the three-year-old Trainer’s Premiership wasn’t quite as cut throat. He dominated the table for most of the season to finish with 11 three-year-old winners and $190,700 in QTIS bonus prizemoney, ahead of David Vandyke on $187,850 and Tony Gollan who banked $179,650 in QTIS bonus prizemoney this season.

This is the second season that Sears has won a QTIS Trainer's Premiership, after taking out the three-year-old award in 2015/16 (pictured). Sears has won two complimentary entries into the 2020-21 Magic Millions Series for any two yearlings that he purchases at one of the 2020 Magic Millions Sales. Thank you to Magic Millions for their ongoing support of the QTIS Premiership, which has become a highly sought-after title and prize. It’s fantastic to see that everyone who supports our Queensland industry can reap the rewards and be recognized for their efforts.

You can see the full results, and follow the statistics each month on the TBQA website