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Newhart gets Racehorse of the Year honours

Newhart

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Devonport Cup winner Newhart has been named Tasmanian Racehorse of the Year.

The six year-old gelding, trained at Spreyton by Leanne Gaffney, also won the prestigious Thomas Lyons Stakes at Mowbray in addition to his second consecutive Devonport Cup.

Spreyton trainer Michael Trinder was also inducted into the Tasmanian Racing Hall of Fame at the Tasmanian Thoroughbred Awards, along with former jockey Kevin Ring.

Meanwhile, Mystic Journey, trained by Trinder's son Adam, finished second in the $300,000 Let's Elope Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

Trinder will now set the mare for the $1 million Empire Rose Stakes on October 30.