Treble for Carr in Launceston

Wednesday 1 July 2015

BRIGHTON trainer Royston Carr snared a unique treble at the Luxbet Racing Centre in Launceston on Wednesday night.

Carr’s winners were The Greatness, Goodbye Lonesome and Acronym and all scored solid victories but what made it a somewhat unique was that all winners are by little known sire Swinging Bachelor that stands at stud Peter Scollard’s stud at Brighton for a modest $500 service fee.

“It was definitely a good night at the office and that they are all by Swinging Bachelor made it even more special because the stallion doesn’t get a lot of exposure for his owner Peter Scollard,” Carr said.

“I’ve had a few trebles in my time and I think I probably got three in a day with horses by St Briavels a couple of times but that was a long time ago.”

Goodbye Lonesome raced outside of the leader in a class one over 1400 metres but when rider Troy Baker hit the go button at the top of the home straight the gelding powered five lengths clear and went on to score by over three.

“I was particularly impressed with Goodbye Lonesome because he really put the end result beyond doubt quickly at the top of the straight.

“He is a lovely horse that is raced by one of my best mates Mick Swan who also helps out at the stable.

The Greatness showed Carr enough as a two-year-old to suggest he had above average ability but he was a slow mature.

“I knew that if we gave The Greatness time to develop he would be a handy galloper and thankfully the penny is starting to drop with him.”

Acronym enjoyed the run of the race on the rails behind the leader and Troy Baker eased her off the fence to challenge she went on to score impressively.

“Acronym was bred by my wife (Tull Luttrell) but the mare can’t go a yard on rain affected tracks which is why she was well suited to the firmer track on Wednesday night.”

Carr’s only other runner on the night was Global Princess that finished third in the race won by Goodbye Lonesome.

All of Carr’s winners were ridden by Baker who is the trainer’s future son-in-law as he is engaged to top jockey Siggy Carr.