Kimberly shines on roller-coaster day

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Kimberly Butt

Kimberly Butt

Kimberly Butt’s thoughts were with her late great grand-mother Beryl Butt, who died only hours earlier, after guiding Fair Dinkum Bromac to win at Forbury Park on Thursday night, June 5, 2014.

Beryl Butt, aged 92, and her late husband, former seven-times national training premiership winner and two-time NZ driving premiership winner, Wes Butt, began a strong harness racing family legacy.

Their sons, Murray and Robin, were both successful horsemen.

The former, the late Murray, and wife Jennifer, are the parents of current day top training and driving partnership team, Tim and Anthony Butt, while another son Roddy, also had success training and driving both in NZ and in Australia.

Anthony, and wife Karen, are the parents of Kimberly, and her brother Chris (former Perth based trainer-driver, now enjoying an O.E. in Europe).

Employed by Overport Lodge trainer Mark Jones, Kimberly scored her 11th win in her first term of racedriving with Fair Dinkum Bromac, who settled last of the six-horse field but fought tenaciously to wear down Memorable in the C2-3 Dunedin Holiday Park Special Handicap Pace.

They scored by half a length in 3:27.5 for the stand start 2700m, the leaders running their last 800m in 58.3s.

Kimberly opened her racedriving account when scoring with top pacer Saveapatrol at Forbury eight months ago, on October 3.

Meanwhile, Craig Ferguson, who returned for a third consecutive year for a winter stint with the Jones Overport Lodge stables last week, was also in form at Forbury.

Craig notched his first winning treble on a single programme, including winning the night’s feature pace, the C3-7 Pryde’s Easifeed Mobile Pace with capable mare Better To Be Bad, in a strong 1:58.3 rate (2200m).