Day At The Track

Dallas Grimes proves too good

08:59 AM 10 Oct 2018 NZDT
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Dallas Grimes winning at Ascot Park
Photo Bruce Stewart

The Murray Brown trained Dallas Grimes an unlucky second on debut, got the winners cheque at the Northern Southland meeting at Ascot Park on Saturday when she proved too good in the Kubala Seeds Fillies and Mares Mobile Pace.

Initially trained by John Hay she was offered on lease to Brown as a two year old.

“He (Hay) was cutting down a bit and had a couple for lease, and I chose her. She’s been to the workouts as a two year old. She’s a nice wee mare and can only get better, we gave her a whole year off from her two year old season. John always said her was a bit light but she’s filled out,” said Brown.

After qualifying nicely at Winton the camp was confident of a good first up run on this track two weeks ago but she had to settle for second after clearing a tight pocket and closing late.

“He thought she’d win first up after the way she qualified. She’s got a good temperament and can be a bit rough in her gait but she’s getting better.”

The four year old mare is raced by Gone Trotting Syndicate, Jonah’s 11 Syndicate and regular Brown clients Scottie Ramsay, Murray Heath, Kevin McCallum, Barry Brown, Reece Rogers and Bevan Brown.

Winning connections with Dallas Grimes - Photo Bruce Stewart.

Dallas Grimes is named after a secondary antagonist in Beavis and Butt Head. She's by Changeover out of the Bettor’s Delight mare Madison Lee and is closely related to Courage Under Fire.

Later in the programme some of the owners of Dallas Grimes tasted success again when the Shannon Armour trained mare Ivana Legacy in the hands of junior driver Charlotte Purvis won the Advance Agriculture Junior Drivers Pace.


Bruce Stewart

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