Read About Lexy has a long history

02:02 AM 26 Jun 2014 NZST
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Lex Crosby
It was poetic that Lex Crosby's two year old filly Read About Lexy drew barrier eight in Sunday's Breeders Challenge Final at Tabcorp Park Menangle. The daughter of Sportswriter is from a family that is now into its eighth generation with the Crosby's and a win on the weekend would be a very emotional one considering the history attached to the breed.

"It would be a big day for the whole family if Read About Lexy could win on Sunday afternoon. My father started it all back in 1955 when he bought Winsome Like in foal to Conflagrate and the resultant foal was Rapid Flow," Crosby said.

"Rapid Flow fell over at a Fairfield gymkhana with my brother Russell driving and neither of them ever competed again but Dad continued to breed from the family."

After the passing of Crosby's parents he made the decision to continue breeding from the mares within the family.

"Rapid Flow produced Flowing In and she in turn had Big Sister and after both Mum and Dad had passed away I told the family that I wanted to keep Big Sister and continue the family which I have done."

"Big Sister produced Aunty Alice, then Lexy Lobell came along, she had Lexys Laughing and she is the mother of Read About Lexy."

When Crosby was born he was the youngest of ten and there are plenty of his family members that will be interested in Sunday's result.

"Read About Lexy will have a cheer squad of about ten people trackside on Sunday afternoon but there will be a much bigger contingent tuning into watch or listen to her race because of the family connection."

Crosby is the President of the popular country harness racing club at Eugowra and also trains thoroughbreds. After growing up in Sydney, Crosby made the move to Cowra in 1974 and has enjoyed the country lifestyle since.


By Greg Hayes (Harness Racing NSW)

 

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