Wellington owner Lib Petagna, who races under the JML Bloodstock banner, was voted NZ Owner of the Year for the third successive year at the recent New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing annual awards for the 2017-18 season. Lib was a shareholder in 25 runners in New Zealand and almost a third were either black type winners or group-placed. His racing team included the blacktype performers Francaletta, Nicoletta, Maygrove, Sofia Rosa, Gundown, Marcellina and Peaceful who were all selected and managed by BPB.