Racing: Brasher strikes gold

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The Independent Online
CHRIS BRASHER, the 1956 Olympic 3,000 metres steeplechase gold medal winner, is finding less obstacles in the traditionally trappy activity of racehorse ownership than he ever did on the track.

Brasher enjoyed his second big pay out of the season from Maid For Walking at Redcar yesterday, when the filly who cost 25,000 guineas as a yearling took her earnings to almost ten times that amount in the Tote Two Year Old Trophy, Britains's most valuable juvenile event.

Richard Dunwoody passed John Francome's tally of 1,138 career wins on Toomuch Toosoon at Taunton yesterday. 'If someone had said to me when I was riding against John 10 years ago that I would end up partnering more winners than him, I would have wondered what planet they came from,' said Dunwoody, who is now second only to Peter Scudamore (1,678 wins).