Betting turnover broke the $50 million barrier for the first time as the racing season ended in Macau on Saturday night. A total of $54.94 million was wagered, helping to swell the Macau Jockey Club coffers in what has been its best season to date. The turnover for the entire campaign finished at $2.285 billion compared to $1.521 billion for the previous 12 months. Jose Corrales ran clean away with the jockeys' championship, finishing the term on a prolific 92 winners. Leung Wing-ling, the former Macau-based trotting driver and trainer, won the trainers' premiership. He sent out 52 winners. There was a tie between Terry Chan and Mark Lei in the battle for apprentice honours. They both rode a healthy 33 winners. Eric Saint-Martin, making a brief visit from Hong Kong, was the star of Saturday night's meeting, booting home a treble. Saint-Martin, who from this Sunday opens his stint as stable jockey to Tony P. H. Chan, received special permission to ride in Macau from director of racing Philip Johnston. He was originally refused leave by Hong Kong Jockey Club officials before Johnston gave him the okay. It is also understood that the brilliant French rider has also come to an agreement with Andy Leung whereby he will ride a number of the second-season handlers' horses whenever he is not required by Chan.