Next generation of Seymour harness racing family snares first win

By Seymour Telegraph

Keen harness racing fans in the Seymour region will be well aware of the work of the Brown family.

Terry and Peta - now based in South Australia - were familiar Seymour faces in the industry before heading west.

But now the next generation of the family has cemented itself in the harness racing craft as well.

Nick, who turned 17 last month, drove his first winner at Globe Derby on July 20, saluting on 125-1 pop Grinagain to the delight of his entire family.

Seymour-based grandparents Wayne and Eileen Herring were over the moon to see their grandson break through for his first victory.

“Nick grew up driving the pony trials, he's always been involved,” Eileen said.

“It was very nice to see him drive his first winner, it was a real thrill.”

Nick was also excited to finally cross the line first after some close calls in the past.

“It was a big relief. I'd had a few close calls previously and to finally do it, it felt so good. A bit surreal,” Nick told NewsAlert PR Mildura's Terry Gange after the win.

“Our family friend Alan McDonald owns Grinagain, Mum does the training - of course Dad is never far away helping out.

“Dad was at the track to see me get my winner and he was pretty stoked. Mum was at home, though, and she actually missed it because she got the race times mixed up. But thankfully she hadn't forgotten to record it.

“When we got home, Mum had cooked up our favourite tea for a celebration, too, which was nice.”