Horse of the Year and 10-year-old marvel Tranquilla Sunrise set to race on.

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Great Southern Horse of the Year Tranquilla Sunrise teamed up with apprentice Beaux Banovic-Edwards for five wins this season.
Camera IconGreat Southern Horse of the Year Tranquilla Sunrise teamed up with apprentice Beaux Banovic-Edwards for five wins this season. Credit: Cameron Newbold

Trainer Roy Rogers has plans to race 10-year-old marvel Tranquilla Sunrise next season.

Tranquilla Sunrise has thrived in the Great Southern, winning nine out his 14 career races in three seasons here with the Rogers camp, including five victories this season to help him take out the Great Southern Horse of the Year title.

Rogers has won three of the last four Horse of the Year awards and said it’s unbelievable how well Tranquilla Sunrise is racing.

“It’s great to win another one and especially with this horse,” Rogers said.

“It’s good for racing, it’s quite remarkable.

“It’s special to get a horse going so well at that age.

“He is absolutely flying, he could have another preparation and I will have a chat with the owners and see what they think.”

The Hurricane Sky gelding’s five wins this the season included four in a row under the guidance of apprentice Beaux Banovic-Edwards.

His wonderful form led him back to Ascot for two metropolitan grade races, running strongly behind high class three-year-olds Red Can Man and Laverrod.

Going into the final meeting Mr Pago and Willow River both had a chance to tie with Tranquilla Sunrise for the leading horse but both were unsuccessful as favourites in their respective races and finished with four victories each.

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