Star Queensland sprinter Buffering is favourite to win an unprecedented fourth Queensland Horse of the Year Award.
Although he missed this year’s winter carnival with an injury, the Robert Heathcote-trained Buffering was still the only Queensland horse to win a Group One race last season, the 2014 Moir Stakes.
Earlier this month, the eight-year-old defended his title in the Moir at Moonee Valley.
The finalists for Monday night’s awards are:
Horse Of The Year: Buffering, Jetset Lad, Rudy, Tinto
4YO and older: Buffering, Jetset Lad, Rudy, Tinto
3YO: Hijack Hussy, Worthy Cause, Jumbo Prince, Traveston Girl
2YO: Wicked Intent, Le Chef, Sagaronne, Hardline, Blueberry Hill
Jockey: Damian Browne, Jim Byrne, Luke Tarrant
Apprentice: Luke Tarrant, Matt McGuren, Bridget Grylls, Emma Ljung, Luke Dittman
Trainer: Robert Heathcote, Tony Gollan, Liam Birchley