Dylan Ford trains first winner

01:46 PM 30 Dec 2013 NZDT
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Good Beginnings, Harness Racing
Good Beginnings storms down the outside to defeat Mighty Boy Coconut
Peter Staples Photo
Listen to what Dylan Ford had to say
Talented harness racing teenager Dylan Ford has made quite an impact since he acquired his driver's licence two years ago and now he is making his mark as a trainer.

Ford trained his first winner at Tattersall's Park in Hobart last night where he partnered the aptly named five-year-old Good Beginnings to victory in the Happy New Year Stakes over 2090 metres.

Ford, who only secured his trainer's licence last month, already has six horses in work and most have the potential to win multiple races

Good Beginnings has been a work in progress but Ford is confident the gelding can continue to be competitive in the coming months.

He had Good Beginnings settled off the speed and he had to wait until the right moment to call on his charge for the big effort as he only has a short sprint.

But the talented reinsman was able to time the horse's run to perfection, coming off the backs of the leaders in the home straight to storm home and score by five metres from Mighty Boy Coconut that is prepared by his cousin Nathan Ford with Luke Peter over a metres astern.

Ford, 18, was last season's leading novice reinsman and he has made a reasonable start to this season with Good Beginnings his seventh winner since September 01.

Listen to what Dylan Ford had to say about training his first winner.

Peter Staples


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