Jack is on the rise

Jack Brown

Jack Brown Photo by Club Menangle

HE’S just 17-year-old, yet Jack Brown already has the harness racing world at his feet.

Originally from Wilberforce, in Sydney’s west, Brown became interested in harness racing from a young age, working with his father David, who has been involved in the sport as a hobby trainer for most of his life.

Young Brown always knew he wanted to make a career of it and more recently seized the opportunity to accept a position, working full time for Jack Trainor at Menangle Park. 

And his rise in the driving ranks is quickly escalating with trainers recognising his undeniable ability.

At Bathurst on Wednesday night, Brown further highlighted his talent when he chalked up his first treble, winning aboard Crackabrie for Jack Trainor, Don Boston for Brad Abbott and Hayden Geoffrey for Ross Adams. 

Wednesday’s success wrapped up what has been a big month for Brown, as just three weeks ago he drove his first metropolitan double at Tabcorp Park Menangle, where he continues to be a regular visitor to the winner’s circle.

“It has been a great time for me,” said Brown. 

“To clock up my first metropolitan double was a massive thrill and then to come out and drive a treble at Bathurst was just awesome. 

“You always go to the races confident that you can drive winners, I guess. 

“But I headed to Bathurst with a bit of apprehension knowing that I had some hard draws and was just hoping that luck was on my side. 

“I am so very humbled and thankful to have been given the opportunities that I have and I am just pleased that I have been able to capitalise on them.”

Tonight at Newcastle, Brown has three drives, all for different trainers with his best winning chance appearing to be with classy pacer Masons Delight in Race 5.

Trained by Jack Trainor, Masons Delight was a last-start winner at Tabcorp Park Menangle and with Brown's five-point claim, the gelding drops back in grade.

“He is a lovely horse with a great turn of foot and the race tonight should suit him down to the ground,” said Brown.

“Hopefully, with the right run, he will prove too slick for his rivals.”

Brown’s next best chance is Aalesund for the KerryAnn Morris stable in Race 4.

The consistent mare will also benefit from Brown's claim in an open race.


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