MITCH Beer has claimed his first Albury trainers premiership title.
Beer relocated from Mornington to Albury in September and has quickly established himself as the Border's biggest trainer.
The young trainer finished on 62 points with Wagga horseman Trevor Sutherland runner-up on 50.
Sutherland was a dominant winner of the Southern District Racing Association (SDRA) with 45 wins ahead of Beer and Phil Sweeney who tied for third.
Stablemates Damselfy's Kept and Pips 'N' Crowns were among Beer's winners at Albury during the season.
The pair will be looking to enhance their reputations over the spring.
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Blaike McDougall was a runaway winner of the Albury jockeys premiership.
McDougall amassed 120 points to blitz his nearest rival by 66.
Similar to Beer, McDougall relocated to Albury this season after previously being based in Sydney.
The talented hoop also claimed the NSW Country Apprentice Jockey of the Year award.
McDougall is not only in hot demand from local trainers but also some of the nations biggest stables.
The hard working jockey heads to the city most weekends and rides for the Lindsay Park team and Chris Waller.
The Jodie Bohr-trained Pacific Tycoon claimed Horse of the Year honours.
The well bred son of Written Tycoon had 11 starts on his home track for the consistent record of two wins and five minor placings.
Pacific Tycoon is raced by John Spalding.
Spalding is a life member of Albury Racing Club.
"I've been racing horses for 40-years and it's a huge thrill to finally own the Horse of the Year," Spalding said.
"Jodie has done a terrific job with the horse and in my opinion is one of the most under-rated trainers on the Border.
"Jodie has done all the hard yards after the horse arrived at her stables having had his fair share of issues.
"Since Jodie has taken over training the horse, he has now won $125,000 in prizemoney.
"Which is a good result for a horse trained in the bush.
"And it's all thanks to Jodie's hard work and is a credit to her hard-working staff as well."
Albury will hold its first meeting of the new season on Tuesday.
The $22,000 Open Hcp, (1500m) is the feature on the eight race card.