WODONGA Cup king Brian Cox has added another piece of silverware to his burgeoning trophy cabinet.
Cox has taken out the Wodonga and District Turf Club’s trainer of the year award for the 2012-13 season to add to his 10 hometown cups.
In a further bonus, the Cox-trained Full Hand was awarded Horse of the Year honours after winning his only three starts on the track during the season.
Nick Souquet capped a stellar season by claiming the jockeys title.
Souquet also won the Southern District Racing Association jockeys premiership — his first in more than a decade.
The club presented the awards at its season launch at Huon Hill tavern on Friday night.
Each winner received a trophy and $800 voucher donated by Warehouse Sales.
Cox was quick to pay tribute to the stable’s loyal owners and recognise the contribution of his hard working staff.
“You are only as good as your owners and your staff,” Cox said.
“I’m lucky that I have got some loyal stable supporters including John and Helen McPhee, Greg McNaulty, Dean Humphries and Anthony and Phillip Tobin who have stuck by me for a long period of time.
“Without the owners you wouldn’t get anywhere.”
Cox enjoyed a successful weekend after Chinzia took out the Jerilderie Cup first up over 1400 metres.
Stablemate Minnie Downs also looks primed for a big preparation after flashing home late to finish third at Caulfield on Saturday.
“It was a big effort by Chinzia to win first-up over 1400 metres,” he said.
“And Minnie Downs went super to finish third after coming from well back in a slow race.”
Both gallopers are expected to head to the city for their next start.
Cox said stable star Sumakaray was also close to resuming from a 21-week spell.
“I will probably give her a barrier trial and then have to decide whether to head to Melbourne or Sydney for her first start this prep,” he said.