Wagga Gold Cup day turned into an outpouring of love for the Wantabadgery wonder, Tye Angland, at Murrumbidgee Turf Club on Friday.
It was Tommy Berry first of all who dedicated his Wagga Gold Cup win aboard Abdon to Angland.
Then Albury-based apprentice jockey Blaike McDougall donated his $1000 cheque for winning the inaugural Tye Angland Medal to the former Wagga man and his family.
McDougall claimed the Tye Angland Medal for the leading rider over the two big days of the Wagga Gold Cup carnival.
It was introduced this year by Murrumbidgee Turf Club and the William Farrer Hotel to honour Angland after his career was tragically cut short in November when he was left a quadriplegic after a race fall in Hong Kong.
McDougall finished on 12 points, two clear of Tim Clark. Tommy Berry came with a late burst to finish third on eight points.
McDougall rode alongside Angland for a couple of years in Sydney and was honoured to take out the medal named after him.
It's a privlidge to win it," McDougall said.
"I formed a relationship over the years riding in Sydney with Tye and it's obviously very sad to see what's happened to him, and his family.
"I didn't have the best rides over the two days. I feel very lucky to win it. I was probably just fortunate that the city boys had a bad two days.
"It would have been nice to get a winner today. I probably could have ridden a couple a bit better than what I did but I'm happy to walk away with the Medal."
McDougall said it was an easy decision to donate his $1000 to Angland.
"I can still ride and still make money," he said.
"Even though he made a lot of money, I don't know how well he's going, if I can contribute anything, I'm happy to contribute that."
Berry paid tribute to Angland after wearing the same colours he did 12 months ago to win the Wagga Gold Cup on Friday.
Berry was happy to finish the carnival with a late double that included the Cup.
"I've ridden a lot of favourites and they haven't got over the line first so it's always nice to come here with winners and to take out the main race is pretty special," Berry said.