DASH TO VICTORY: Mower (NZ) trained by Bob Murray and ridden by Cecily Eaton takes the win in Race Two (Miles IGA and Chaplain Butchery Class B Handicap) at the Miles Races, followed by Dakota Graham riding Playbook (NZ), trained by Bevan Johnson.
DASH TO VICTORY: Mower (NZ) trained by Bob Murray and ridden by Cecily Eaton takes the win in Race Two (Miles IGA and Chaplain Butchery Class B Handicap) at the Miles Races, followed by Dakota Graham riding Playbook (NZ), trained by Bevan Johnson. Brooke Duncan

Miles takes the win

Horse Racing: It was a stellar day at the Miles Races last Saturday, and for none moreso than Miles trainer Bevan Johnson.

Johnson took home the title of Queensland Country Trainer of the Year in 2017, and looks set to keep up his success after winning six races last week, two in Miles, three in Gladstone, and one in Rockhampton.

Seven horses Johnson trained placed in the top three across the five races in Miles on Saturday, including taking out first, second, and third place in the main event, the Murilla Cup.

Johnson said overall it had been an excellent week.

"All good results, all wins stand out to me but everyone that works here and all the horses went real well,” he said.

"We're pretty lucky.”

Fab's Cowboy, ridden by jockey Adin Thompson, won the Murilla Cup, and Johnson said the horse is only getting started.

"He was horse of the year for Queensland country and Australia country, and he's, he's starting to hit his full steps now, that was probably his biggest win in Miles,” Johnson said.

"We had the second place getter and third place getter in there but he was too good for them.”

Johnson's other win for the day was in race three, where jockey Dakota Graham rode Money Ad to victory.

Johnson said the stables overall is doing well, and he's currently looking for more clients.

"(We're) taking on new clients and (we'll) probably put ten new stables in,” he said.

"They're full at the moment but we're always looking for new clients.”


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