Gun West Australian reinsman Gary Hall Jnr clinched the Australian Drivers Championship in Hobart on Saturday night with two wins and two placings in the seven heats.
After an early second on Sheza Bettormak behind star four-year-old Cool Water Paddy, Hall brought up maximum points on Iden Forest and Koolaz Elvis.
He then finished third on Blue Eyed Creation in the penultimate heat and a fifth on Guys Bettor Bet in the final heat was enough to take out the series.
As well as getting to watch the best drivers in Australia in action, the crowd was treated to plenty of action including an unusual mishap in the third heat.
Hot favourite Awayandrideyourself was about to challenge the leaders in the home straight when the seat fell off his sulky.
His Queensland driver Peter McMullen had a heavy fall but was able to take his place in the remaining races.
The heat was won by outsider Streitkid driven by Mark Yole.
Hall said his first winner Iden Forest, who raced in the death, made him earn his money.
"He had to do a lot more than I wanted him to early then I had trouble getting the best out of him but he kept on," the driver said.
In contrast, Koolaz Elvis gave Hall an armchair ride in front before scoring by 18m.
"He was a pleasure to drive - they told me he could either lead or take a sit but when he wanted to take charge a bit I was happy to let him do what he wanted," the driver said.
CLARK IN FALL
Star Tasmanian jockey Raquel Clark was taken to hospital for scans after a nasty fall at Morphettville on Saturday.
Racing.com reported that Clark's mount in the seventh race, Goodgee, clipped the heels of another horse and fell as it was being eased down about 400m after the finish line.
Other jockeys said that Clark's mount then rolled over the top of her.
Clark was conscious as she received medical attention on the track.
Fellow jockey Jake Toeroek later posted on Facebook: "We are currently with Raquel (at the hospital) - she is stable and awaiting scan results. She's pretty bombed out with pain killers but is chatting away and is frustrated she couldn't ride in the last. All positive signs."
Mandela Effect may have lost his No. 1 ranking in the Scott Brunton stable but he gave Tasmania a win on the final day of the Melbourne Cup carnival.
After a gun ride from James Mcdonald, the five-year-old scored in a photo-finish in the $125,000 Cup Week Radio Trophy.
It was Mandela Effect's ninth win in 19 starts and took his earnings to $350,000.
"He always tries hard," Brunton said. "He raced a bit closer than I would've liked and I thought he might have been left a sitting shot but he got the job done.
"I once said he was my best (horse). I think The Inevitable has taken over that crown but this bloke does a terrific job."