Sunday, September 8, 2019
When Chucky Brown found his way down to David Williams’ Mount Gambier kennels in June it was as part of a two-dog package, the black dog, despite having won 12 races at Angle Park, Gawler and Murray Bridge, considered to be the “second string”.
But Chucky Brown has been the first of the pair to win at Tara Raceway, leading all the way in last Thursday’s Fairthorne Forestry Stake (400 m) and defeating Petey Baqui by 3¼ lengths in 23.65 seconds.
The win came on the back of several minor placings over 400 metres at the local track and an unplaced effort at Murray Bridge up the straight, Williams still of the opinion that straight track racing is his go.
“He had no luck at Murray Bridge and later copped 10 days for injury. So at this stage my plans are to give him a couple more runs at Tara Raceway, after he appeared to run out the 400 metres somewhat stronger than at his previous efforts, and then take him back straight track racing.”
Chucky Brown’s win was his trainer’s first since February 17 when Cilla Brown (no relation) had been successful. It was also a real family affair with Williams’ co-owners being his daughter Angela and son Ethan (his first win as an owner), still basking in the glory of a footy grand final win with Portland Under 14s.
Now 3½ years old, Chucky Brown is by Fabregas out of the lightly raced Liza Brown, a winner of one race over 531 metres at Gawler 11 years ago and a daughter of Isa Brown who won 22 races and $172,000 in stakemoney.