petermannyPeter Gelagotis has again taken out leading trainer in Gippsland to continue his dominance of the region and is clearly looking forward to the new season with what he says is the best team of horses he has had for some time. In general in what was a quiet year Gelagotis trained 10 winners for the year and 55% of his runners ran in the first 5 which indicates the honesty of his horses right around Australia.

"It has been a tougher year but a rewarding one in terms of retaining the premiership which means a lot to not only me but my owners and staff so to be recognised and rewarded by the industry does mean a lot to me and my family. We have continued to strive and improve our facilities to compete with the bigger stables and we have now recruited and bought some lovely horses for the future which will hold us in good stead for the coming season and this is a time to pay tribute to my loyal owners and staff and thank them for the ongoing support and we look forward to many more winners in the future. To my dedicated team behind me being staff , vets , breakers , agistment farms and pre trainers I'm sure they will be thrilled as we are with our results and their role in my success and a final thank you to my family who without their undeniable support these successes are not possible " said Peter Gelagotis

The year was headed by Module who won the Wangaratta Cup and was runner up in the Stony Creek Cup and was city placed and About The Journey won a Maiden by 12 Lengths and went on to be Stakes Placed in the VRC St Leger and looks a stayer in the making. 2011 Gippsland Horse of The Year Belgietto went down the barest of margins to run 2nd at Flemington on Oaks Day which was a big thrill and many other country winners with potential made the year the success it was and the stable is looking to a bigger year this season to defend the title they have now won 5 years running which is a great effort in amongst so many good local stables.