Maldon stables create history with rare ‘treble’

Maldon magic: Pictured with four-year-old San Marino after his win at Donald are (from left) – co-owners Michael Young, Gordon Gray, Russell Healy, trainer Ashley McKnight, strapper Tara Simpson and jockey Christine Puls. Photo: Brendan McCarthy/Racing Photos.
San Marino and owners after winning the Megelec Electrical Contractors 0 - 58 Handicap at Donald Racecourse on June 18, 2022 in Donald, Australia. (Brendan McCarthy/Racing Photos)

Bill West
The long time Maldon father and son training combination of Brian and Ashley McKnight created history with a winning treble at Donald races on Saturday.
The enormity of the feat took a while to settle in, and Brian – who began his training career 53 years ago – reflected that there are many other stables which have spent a long time in the industry without a treble on their record.
McKnight Racing and Oakford Thoroughbred Farm on 800 acres are an institution at Maldon, and congratulations to all involved have flowed in since news spread about the treble in successive races – the first three legs of the quadrella.
The McKnights generally have around 15 gallopers in work at a time, and they took eight to run at Donald.
Their three winners were Oak Bridge – home bred and raced by Brian and wife Judy – San Marino and Logo Logic. See today’s Mail for the full story…