Ballarat trots trainer Emma Stewart lands five group 1 Vicbred Super Series titles

WINNING COMBINATION:l Trainers Clayon Tonkin, left, and Emma Stewart with Ballarat breeder/owner Bruce Edward and two-year-old filly Kualoa. Pictures: Stuart McCormick, Harness Racing Victoria
WINNING COMBINATION:l Trainers Clayon Tonkin, left, and Emma Stewart with Ballarat breeder/owner Bruce Edward and two-year-old filly Kualoa. Pictures: Stuart McCormick, Harness Racing Victoria

Emma Stewart has completed an unprecedented domination of the Vicbred Super Series.

The Cardigan-based trainer, with the support of partner Clayton Tonkin, won five of the six group 1 $125,000 VSS pacing finals –  they did not have any runners in the sixth final – at Melton on Saturday night.

This followed  a record-breaking 16 heat wins across six age categories and eight semi-finals victories.

 AND THIS MAKES FIVE: Speak No Evil (Mark Pitt) delivers in the VSS 3yo fillies' final.

AND THIS MAKES FIVE: Speak No Evil (Mark Pitt) delivers in the VSS 3yo fillies' final.

“You always go into the series and you think you have a good hand,” Stewart said.

“We were lucky enough to win a fair few heats and then a few semi-finals.

SURPRISE: Centenario provided an upset in the VSS 2yo colts and geldings' final.

SURPRISE: Centenario provided an upset in the VSS 2yo colts and geldings' final.

“You always hope you can win at least one group 1 on the night because we've had such a good grounding into it, so to come away with five is a pretty special night," she said.

Stewart saluted with 2yo filly Kualoa ($1.40 favourite), 4yo mare Tell Me Tales ($1.60 favourite), 2yo colt Centenario ($8.30), 3yo colt Poster Boy ($1.80 favourite) and 3yo filly Speak No Evil ($2.40 favourite). Chris Alford drove for of them.