platinumjackOver the past decade Hawkesbury Race Club has had plenty of star trainers amongst their ranks including Robert Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Jack Paton, Terry Pracey, Garry White, Noel Mayfield-Smith, Garry Frazer and the list goes on ... but last week a young Scott Singleton produced a first.

Singleton, 29, who has been steadily building up his training numbers, achieved a training feat that not many city trainers have accomplished during their careers, preparing a city interstate double within two days.


Scott arrived at Moonee Valley last Friday night with his stayer Platinum Jack and courtesy of a brilliant ride by leading jockey Kerin McEvoy, Platinum Jack simply toyed with his opposition in the $35,000 Sportingbet Handicap (3000m).

No time to waste as Scott had to head to Warwick Farm the following day with his four-year-old mare Dark Brown Sugar who also had little difficulty in disposing of her opposition in the $85,000 2013 ATC Membership On Sale Now Handicap (1300m), giving Scott a winning city interstate double within a couple of days.

Coming of age as a trainer was also going to happen for Scott, a former amateur jockey who showed last Saturday how well he knows his horses as he had previously scratched Dark Brown Sugar on four prior occasions because of bad barriers and wanting a firm surface for his mare.

Scott and wife Lucy have been training out of Hawkesbury Racecourse for the past seven years, and the duo has steadily built up their numbers and presently have 25 gallopers in work on a consistent basis.

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