Warwick trainer Jack Brown and granddaughters Lacinda, 5, (left) and Rubi, 2, check on Dodgy Cat before his big race at the Ergon Energy Race Day on Saturday.
Warwick trainer Jack Brown and granddaughters Lacinda, 5, (left) and Rubi, 2, check on Dodgy Cat before his big race at the Ergon Energy Race Day on Saturday. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Heart of racing

HORSE TRAINER Jack Browne is keen to see more race meetings at Allman Park following the success of the Ergon Energy Race Day on Saturday.

Browne and his brother Bill have been breeding racehorses together for the past five years and he said he would love to be able to race on their home turf more often.

He said the track at Warwick surpassed many of the larger ones and it would be great to see it supported with more events.

The first horse the brothers bred together, Dodgy Cat, raced in Saturday's event and although he didn't take out a place, Browne said he enjoyed every minute.

"I loved it and some of the local trainers had wins, so that is always great to see," he said.

"I would really like to see local trainers get a chance to race here once a month because the country tracks are the heart of racing in Queensland."

Browne said he believed the State Government had shown support for country racing clubs and he hoped meeting numbers would be increased.

The family man, who was supported at the weekend by his daughter Leonia Wolfe and granddaughters Rubi, 2, and Lucinda, 5, said horse breeding was something he loved.

"It's like raising your kids," he said. "You're there when they're born, you watch them grow and I think you develop more of a bond when you breed them.

"My brother and I breed and train them ourselves and it's a great family thing we can do together."

For more race meeting photos see page 10 of Warwick Daily News.



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