Next Thursday night's Tamworth meeting will see premierships wrapped up for 2018/19 season - and there will be a great mix of winners.
Narrabri pacer Kid Montana has the lead in both the PeterMac Photography Local Horse of the Year as well as the KTR Standardbred Horse of the Year.
Dean Chapple leads the drivers premiership on 28 points, just ahead of Lola Weidemann on 22 points.
The Hygain trainers premiership is definitely heading the way of Lola Weidemann on 29 points - 10 points ahead of Narrabri trainer Jarred Hetherington.
The Sauer's Glass-sponsored Owner of the Year gong will go to Queensland's Marion Weidemann while the Peter Jackson Bookmaker Horse of the Year will go to the Ernie and Anthony Mabbott-owned Hedges Avenue.
AFTER driving her first career winning double back in July, Tamworth's Sarah Rushbrook produced the goods again at last week's Tamworth HRC meeting in notching up her second driving double when she piloted the Ken Natty-trained Quinzel to a win along with Tiger Courage from the Ernie Mabbott stables.
"I won't hold my breath waiting for a third one (double) but we can only hope," said Rushbrook after securing the wins with two outside drives.
"I can't believe it. I think they call it a purple patch."
Tiger Courage, from the Ernie Mabbott stables, was the second leg of the double for Rushbrook - with the horse taking out the Welcome New Arrival Hamish Douglas to the Maughan-Grant Families Ladyship Pace.
"This filly is absolutely spot on and I knew the run would suit the horse," said Rushbrook.
Fellow reinsman Anthony Varga a part owner of Tiger Courage.
DRIVING another winning double at last week's meeting, Dean Chapple was a "bit surprised" when heading to the finish line with Pilot Pete.
Merry Jasper - driven by Chapple's 17-year-old daughter Elly - had put in a challenge for the lead out of the last turn.
"I saw the seven horse and thought 'who is bolting up there' and all of a sudden I hear 'go Jasper' and I thought that is Elly," Chapple said.
Elly Chapple showed no leniency for her father down the home straight, placing the pressure on Pilot Pete.
"If I ever wanted to get beat, I would love it to be by her (Elly)" Chapple said. "She is doing her best and going pretty good."
WE may be in the middle of a drought but the Parkes meeting was washed out last Sunday - much to the disappointment of Rory Brown, who was about to make his debut in the KARI Indigenous Drivers Series.
Brown had travelled four and half hours to get to the meeting.
The 18-year-old can't wait to finally get a drive in the series.
"I think it should be a good series and it will be good to be able to join in and have a go," he said. "It is a big experience and an eye opener for me"
Young and Tamworth will now both get two heats of the series on September 13 and October 2, respectively.