When newcomer harness racing owner Michael Cloak tasted success with the first horse he owned he decided to expand his involvement.
Fictional Hero won two if his first three starts for Cloak and that paved the way for him to ask his trainer Matthew Dwyer to look for a lightly raced younger horse.
Dwyer found The Majority, a three-year-old that had won its last three starts on country tracks in Victoria but had run some handy sectional times.
The asking price for The Majority was $20,000 but that was negotiated down to $18,000 and the deal was done.
At Tattersall’s Park in Hobart tonight (Sunday) The Majority scored an impressive win over 2090 metres with top reinsman James Rattray in the cart.
The Majority is impeccably bred being by Art Major from the Albatross mare Oh Please.
He had only nine starts in Victoria for trainer Dylan Marshall and all of his wins were just prior to him being sold.
Listen to what trainer Matthew Dwyer had to say about The Majority’s win at his first start in the state – click on the audio file.
by Peter Staples