STAR Bendigo trotter Waikare Patricia has been named the Australian Aged Trotting Mare of the Year.
Trained by Longlea's Graham McDermott, the four-year-old mare had an oustanding 2012-13 season, winning eight of her 16 starts.
She also finished in the placings four times and earned $99,475 in prizemoney.
The highlight of her season was stringing together four wins in succession, including the Group Two Vicbred Metropolitan Trot Final and the Group Two Glenferrie Farm Kahdon Trot.
Waikare Patricia also went on to run a brave fifth in the Group One Vicbred Super Series 4YO Trotters Final.