Breeding successful racehorses is a difficult and costly exercise and to find one that is of the highest quality is almost impossible.
Just ask anyone who has had the experience to become involved in the industry that can produce both winners and losers.
Young at the moment is riding the crest of a wave with both sporting bodies providing two exciting performers.
Local “Legal Eagle” Keith Carmody has found the secret with his Bon Hoffa gelding Don’t Give A Damn, trained at Goulburn by Danny Williams while local publican Garry Cummins and his team have hit the headlines with the pacing filly Don’t Think Twice trained by former local Jason Grimson at Menangle.
Ironically, both gentleman are great friends and patronise the same watering hole in Lynch Street.
Don’t Think Twice was recently awarded two prestigious awards at a gala dinner held at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney.
The Arthur J Gallagher Harness Racing NSW Awards Night was attended by industry representatives from throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Jason Grimson represented the local syndicate members at the awards and in receiving the trophies acknowledged the work and support he received from the owners of the filly.
The Cockburn and Co NSW Three-Year-Old of the Year award and the Cockburn and Co Three-Year-Old Filly of the Year trophies will stand along side the trophies that were won in her very successful two-year-old career that has seen the daughter of Armbro Operative accumulate over $190,000 in prize money.
This includes her most memorable win in the Group 1 $50,000 Bathurst Gold Tiara in 2016.
The filly has run a best mile rate of 1:51.4 and has won 12 races from 20 starts, all under the guidance of Jason Grimson which in itself is a great effort.
The filly will also be in line for further awards Saturday night when the NSW Owners and Breeders hold their presentation night.
Don’t Think Twice has recently returned from a well overdue spell and will again grace the racetrack in coming weeks.