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Logan Egerton-Green celebrated his first success at Gloucester Park as a trainer when Maddison Brown drove his four-year-old gelding Tumblin Dice to an all-the-way victory in the 2130m Allwood Stud Farm Pace on Tuesday night.
This followed a runaway win by Rocket City in a heat of the APG Sales Classic for two-year-old colts and geldings earlier in the 12-event program. Rocket City was driven by his trainer Dylan Egerton-Green.
This was indeed a rare and possibly unique feat with brothers Logan (26) and Dylan (29), both former pony trot trainers, preparing a winner on the same program at Gloucester Park with both winners being handled by former pony trot drivers — with Dylan driving Rocket City and Brown in the sulky behind Tumblin Dice.
Logan Egerton-Green has had 33 starters in his fledgling year-old career as a trainer for three wins with Tumblin Dice and three placings with Cheap Thrillz.
His first win was when Colin Brown drove Tumblin Dice to victory at Pinjarra in May last year. Interestingly, Tumblin Dice’s maternal granddam Jane Elouise was driven in her final start by Brown when she led and won from Asahi over 1742m at Gloucester Park on February 27, 2006 — three days after she had won the $40,000 Sales Classic for three-year-old fillies.
It is significant that Tumblin Dice has inherited some of the ability of Jane Elouise, who was retired to stud after four wins from 14 starts. She has proved a wonderful broodmare, with eight winners, including Soho Jackman, Harriet Elisabeth and Liam Neil.
Soho Jackman won 13 races in WA and 19 in America and earned $368,278 in stakes. Harriet Elisabeth won at 11 of her 36 starts, and Liam Neil has won 18 times from 98 starts.