TAB Champion Tipster Challenge

The Championships again teamed up with TAB to recruit a top field of tipsters to do battle for the prestigious title of 2018 TAB Champion Tipster and to raise money for charity.

Tipsters nominated one horse in each of the 10 Group One races during The Championships over two Saturdays at Royal Randwick, as well as the fourth edition of the Country & Provincial Championships Finals.

A hypothetical $10 each-way bet was placed on the selections from each of the 25 tipsters and the tipster that accumulated the most funds following the final The Championships race on Saturday, 14 April 2018 earned the crown of 2018 TAB Champion Tipster.

This year's winner was Caryl Williamson from Australian Associated Press (AAP) and, thanks to TAB, $5000 goes to Caryl's favoured charity, beyondblue.

HONOUR ROLL

2018 - Caryl Williamson-AAP (beyondblue)
2017 - Nick Davis-Sydney Swans (YNOT Help Foundation)
2016 - Adam Pengilly-Fairfax (beyondblue)
2015 - Ron Dufficy-Sky Racing (Motor Neurone Disease Association of NSW)
2014 - Brent Zerafa-TVN (beyondblue)

Day 2 - Saturday 14 April

Proudly supported by 360 DMG Percy Sykes Stakes (Prizemoney $600,000) Provincial Championships Final (Prizemoney $500,000) Arrowfield 3yo Sprint (Prizemoney $600,000) James Boag’s Premium Australian Oaks (Prizemoney $1,000,000) Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Prizemoney $4,000,000) Schweppes Sydney Cup (Prizemoney $2,000,000) Coolmore Legacy Stakes (Prizemoney $1,000,000)
1-Caryl Williamson
AAP
Sister Sledge
 $0 ($318)
Princess Posh
 $0 ($318)
She Will Reign
 $0 ($318)
Luvaluva
 $0 ($318)
Happy Clapper
 $16 ($334)
Who Shot Thebarman
 $164 ($498)
Abbey Marie
 $0 ($498)
2-Ryan Phelan
Channel 7
Sister Sledge
 $0 ($18)
Serene Miss
 $86 ($104)
Catchy
 $118 ($222)
Unforgotten
 $53 ($275)
Gailo Chop
 $29 ($304)
Auvray
 $0 ($304)
Alizee
 $117 ($421)
3-Brad Davidson
Sky Racing
Pure Elation
 $60 ($129)
Just Dreaming
 $0 ($129)
Booker
 $0 ($129)
Hiyaam
 $19 ($148)
Winx
 $22.40 ($170.40)
Who Shot Thebarman
 $164 ($334.40)
Heavens Above
 $42 ($376.40)
4-Ray Thomas
Daily Telegraph
Pure Elation
 $60 ($172)
Bon Amis
 $0 ($172)
She Will Reign
 $0 ($172)
Unforgotten
 $53 ($225)
Winx
 $22.40 ($247.40)
Peribsen
 $0 ($247.40)
Alizee
 $117 ($364.40)
5-Andrew Webster
Sydney Morning Herald
Gongs
 $0 ($137)
Newsfan
 $37 ($174)
Houtzen
 $0 ($174)
Luvaluva
 $0 ($174)
Happy Clapper
 $16 ($190)
Aloft
 $0 ($190)
Alizee
 $117 ($307)
6-Cameron Williams
Channel 9
Pure Elation
 $60 ($151)
Pomelo
 $0 ($151)
Houtzen
 $0 ($151)
Unforgotten
 $53 ($204)
Winx
 $22.40 ($226.40)
Sir Charles Road
 $26 (252.40)
Prompt Response
 $41 ($293.40)
7-Tony Brassel
Sky Th'bred Central
Fiesta
 $20 ($178)
Mandylion
 $0 ($178)
Viridine
 $0 ($178)
Hiyaam
 $19 ($197)
Winx
 $22.40 ($219.40)
Sir Charles Road
 $26 ($245.40)
Silent Sedition
 $0 ($245.50)
8-Ben Walker
Fairfax Media
Cristobal
 $0 ($116)
Bastia
 $0 ($116)
She Will Reign
 $0 ($116)
Unforgotten
 $53 ($169)
Gailo Chop
 $29 ($198)
Aloft 
 $0 ($198)
Heavens Above
 $42 ($240)
9-Matt Malone
Wagga Advertiser
Pure Elation
 $60 ($105)
Just Dreaming
 $0 ($105)
Viridine
 $0 ($105)
Unforgotten
 $53 ($158)
Gailo Chop
 $29 ($187)
Almandin
 $0 ($187)
Heavens Above
 $42 ($229)
10-Glenn Munsie
TAB
Pure Elation
 $60 ($96)
Princess Posh
 $0 ($96)
I Am Excited
 $19 ($115)
Hiyaam
 $19 ($134)
Winx
 $22.40 ($156.40)
Lord Fandango
 $0 ($156.40)
Heavens Above
 $42 ($198.40)
11-Clinton Payne
Racenet
Sister Sledge
 $0 ($36)
Pomelo
 $0 ($36)
Catchy
 $118 ($154)
Bring Me Roses
 $0 ($154)
Humidor
 
$0 ($154)
Lord Fandango
 $0 ($154)
Heavens Above
 $42 ($196)
12-Michelle Bishop
Channel 7
Gongs
 $0 ($33)
Plaisir
 $59 ($92)
I Am Excited
 $19 ($111)
Unforgotten
 $53 ($164)
Winx
 $22.40 ($186.40)
Aloft
 $0 ($186.40)
Payroll
 $0 ($186.40)
13-Nick Davis
Sydney Swans
Setsuna
 $0 ($118)
Bon Amis
 $0 ($118)
Pariah
 $0 ($118)
Savvy Coup
 $0 ($118)
Happy Clapper
 $16 ($134)
Auvray
 $0 ($134)
Heavens Above
 $42 ($176)
14-Chris Scholtz
Racing & Sports
Cristobal
 $0 ($55)
Bon Amis
 $0 ($55)
Viridine
 $0 ($55)
Unforgotten
 $53 ($108)
Winx
 $22.40 ($130.40)
Auvray
 $0 ($130.40)
Heavens Above
 $42 ($172.40)
15-Paul Joice
Sky Racing
Pure Elation
 $60 ($75)
Old Man Sam
 $0 ($75)
I Am Excited
 $19 ($94)
Aloisia
 $0 ($94)
Winx
 $22.40 ($116.40)
Auvray
 $0 ($116.40)
Heavens Above
 $42 ($158.40)
16-Adam Pengilly
Sydney Morning Herald
Fiesta
 $20 ($114)
Just Dreaming
 $0 ($114)
Viridine
 $0 ($114)
Luvaluva
 $0 ($114)
Happy Clapper
 $16 ($130)
Aloft
 $0 ($130)
Abbey Marie
 $0 ($130)
17-Ron Dufficy
Sky Th'bred Central
Outback Barbie
 $18 ($33)
Pomelo
 $0 ($33)
Viridine
 $0 ($33)
Unforgotten
 $53 ($86)
Ambitious
 $0 ($86)
Lord Fandango
 $0 ($86)
Heavens Above
 $42 ($128)
18-Max Presnell
Sydney Morning Herald
Fiesta
 $20 ($71)
Just Dreaming
 $0 ($71)
Viridine
 $0 ($71)
Unforgotten
 $53 ($124)
Ambitious
 $0 ($124)
Almandin
 $0 ($124)
Dixie Blossoms
 $0 ($124)
19-Andrew Bensley
Sky Racing
Fiesta
 $20 ($99)
Just Dreaming
 $0 ($99)
Booker
 $0 ($99)
Luvaluva
 $0 ($99)
Winx
 $22.40 ($121.40)
Almandin
 $0 ($121.40)
Silent Sedition
 $0 ($121.40)
20-Jaimee Rogers
TAB
Fiesta
 $20 ($96)
Bon Amis
 $0 ($96)
Pariah
 $0 ($96)
Luvaluva
 $0 ($96)
Happy Clapper
 $16 ($112)
Almandin
 $0 (112)
Dixie Blossoms
 $0 ($112)
21-Jason Clout
Australian Financial Review
Fiesta
 $20 ($32)
Just Dreaming
 $0 ($32)
Viridine
 $0 ($32)
Unforgotten
 $53 ($85)
Winx
 $22.40 ($107.40)
Almandin
 $0 ($107.40)
Silent Sedition
 $0 ($107.40)
22-Rob Burnet
Th'bred News.com.au
Cristobal
 $0 ($51)
Bastia
 $0 ($51)
Viridine
 $0 ($51)
Hiyaam
 $19 ($70)
Winx
 $22.40 ($92.40)
Aloft
 $0 ($92.40)
Silent Sedition
 $0 ($92.40)
23-Chris Roots
Sydney Morning Herald
Kara's Hope
 $0 ($48)
Bom Amis
 $0 ($48)
Pariah
 $0 ($48)
Bring Me Roses
 $0 ($48)
Ambitious
 $0 ($48)
Peribsen
 $0 ($48)
Prompt Response
 $41 ($89)
24-Gary Crispe
Racing & Sports
Cristobal
 $0 ($0)
Bon Amis
 $0 ($0)
Showtime
 $36 ($36)
Aloisia
 $0 ($36)
Humidor
 $0 ($36)
Auvray
 $0 ($36)
Spanish Reef
 $0 ($36)
25-Daniel Sankey
The Australian
Fiesta
 $20 ($35)
Witches
 $0 ($35)
Booker
 $0 ($35)
Luvaluva
 $0 ($35)
Humidor
 $0 ($35)
Almandin
 $0 ($35)
Abbey Marie
 $0 ($35)

Day 1 - Saturday 7 April

Proudly supported by Newhaven Park Country Ch'ships Final
(Prizemoney $500,000)
Inglis Sires’
(Prizemoney $1,000,000)
Harrolds Australian Derby
(Prizemoney $2,000,000)
Darley TJ Smith Stakes
(Prizemoney $2,500,000)
The Star Doncaster Mile
(Prizemoney $3,000,000)
Caryl Williamson
AAP
Victorem
 $61 ($61)
Not a Single Cent
 $0 ($61)
Levendi
 $86 ($147)
Trapeze Artist
 $107 ($254)
Happy Clapper
 $64   ($318)
Tony Brassel
Sky Th'bred Central
Victorem
 $61 ($61)
Long Leaf
 $0 ($61)
Ace High
 $21 ($82)
Redzel
 $12 ($94)
Happy Clapper
 $64   ($158)
Andrew Webster
Sydney Morning Herald
Victorem
 $61 ($61)
Seabrook
 $0 ($61)
Belfast
 $0 ($61)
Redzel
 $12 ($73)
Happy Clapper
 $64   ($137)
Nick Davis
Sydney Swans
Don't Give a Damn
 $18 ($18)
Tchaikovsky
 $0 ($18)
Ace High
 $21 ($39)
In Her Time
 $15 ($54)
Happy Clapper
 $64   ($118)
Ben Walker
Fairfax Media
Don't Give a Damn
 $18 ($18)
Long Leaf
 $0 ($18)
Levendi
 $86 ($104)
Redzel
 $12 ($116)
Kementari
 $0 ($116)
Ray Thomas
Daily Telegraph
Suncraze
 $0 ($0)
Oohood
 $15 ($15)
Ace High
 $21 ($36)
Redzel
 $12 ($48)
Happy Clapper
 $64   ($112)
Adam Pengilly
Sydney Morning Herald
Victorem
 $61 ($61)
Long Leaf
 $0 ($61)
Ace High
 $21 ($82)
Redzel
 $12 ($94)
Lanciato
 $0 ($94)
Cameron Williams
Channel 9
Victorem
 $61 ($61)
Oohood
 $15 ($76)
Furore
 $0 ($76)
In Her Time
 $15 ($91)
D'argento
 $0 ($91)
Andrew Bensley
Sky Racing
Snitz
 $0 ($0)
Seabrook
 $0 ($0)
Mission Hill
 $0 ($0)
In Her Time
 $15 ($15)
Happy Clapper
 $64 ($79)
Jaimee Rogers
TAB
Caerless Choice
 $0 ($0)
Seabrook
 $0 ($0)
Vin De Dance
 $0 ($0)
Redzel
 $12 ($12)
Happy Clapper
 $64 ($76)
Brad Davidson
Sky Racing
Don't Give a Damn
 $18 ($18)
Oohood
 $15 ($33)
Ace High
 $21 ($54)
In Her Time
 $15 ($69)
Kementari
 $0 ($69)
Chris Scholtz
Racing & Sports
Suncraze
 $0 ($0)
Long Leaf
 $0 ($0)
Mission Hill
 $0 ($0)
Brave Smash
 $0 ($0)
Comin' Through
 $55 ($55)
Rob Burnet
Th'bred News.com.au
Don't Give a Damn
 $18 ($18)
Long Leaf
 $0 ($18)
Ace High
 $21 ($39)
Redzel
 $12 ($51)
Kementari
 $0 ($51)
Max Presnell
The Sydney Morning Herald
Don't Give a Damn
 $18 ($18)
Seabrook
 $0 ($18)
Ace High
 $21 ($39)
Redzel
 $12 ($51)
Kementari
 $0 ($51)
Chris Roots
Sydney Morning Herald
Don't Give a Damn
 $18 ($18)
Oohood
 $15 ($33)
The Lord Mayor
 $0 ($33)
In Her Time
 $15 ($48)
Endless Drama
 $0 ($48)
Matt Malone
Wagga Advertiser
Don't Give a Damn
 $18 ($18)
Oohood
 $15 ($33)
Furore
 $0 ($33)
Redzel
 $12 ($45)
Lanciato
 $0 ($45)
Glenn Munsie
TAB
Caerless Choice
 $0 ($0)
Seabrook
 $0 ($0)
Ace High
 $21 ($21)
In Her Time
 $15 ($36)
Kementari
 $0 ($36)
Clinton Payne
Racenet
Caerless Choice
 $0 ($0)
Oohood
 $15 ($15)
Ace High
 $21 ($36)
Brave Smash
 $0 ($36)
Prized Icon
 $0 ($36)
Michelle Bishop
Channel 7
Don't Give a Damn
 $18 ($18)
Seabrook
 $0 ($18)
Vin De Dance
 $0 ($18)
In Her Time
 $15 ($33)
Kementari
 $0 ($33)
Ryan Phelan
Channel 7
Don't Give a Damn
 $18 ($18)
Seabrook
 $0 ($18)
Furore
 $0 ($18)
Brave Smash
 $0 ($18)
Tom Melbourne
 $0 ($18)
Ron Dufficy
Sky Th'bred Central
Caerless Choice
 $0 ($0)
Seberate
 $0 ($0)
Weather With You
 $0 ($0)
In Her Time
 $15 ($15)
Tom Melbourne
 $0 ($15)
Paul Joice
Sky Racing
Suncraze
 $0 ($0)
Seabrook
 $0 ($0)
Belfast
 $0 ($0)
In Her Time
 $15 ($15)
Lanciato
 $0 ($15)
Daniel Sankey
The Australian
Suncraze
 $0 ($0)
Oohood
 $15 ($15)
Furore
 $0 ($15)
Brave Smash
 $0 ($15)
Kementari
 $0 ($15)
Jason Clout
Australian Financial Review
Suncraze
 $0 ($0)
Seabrook
 $0 ($0)
Vin De Dance
 $0 ($0)
Redzel
 $12 ($12)
Kementari
 $0 ($12)
Gary Crispe
Racing & Sports
Snitz
 $0 ($0)
Spin
 $0 ($0)
Salsamor
 $0 ($0)
Brave Smash
 $0 ($0)
Kementari
 $0 ($0)