Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Car Dealer Switches Horse Power

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Car Dealer Switches Horse Power

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ENTREPRENEURIAL Biloela car dealership proprietor Al Grimshaw is used to dealing with "horse power" in that game and it seems his luck has stuck when it has come to horse power in the racing industry.

A relatively newcomer in racehorse ownership opposed to an impressive 20 years track record in the motor industry, Grimshaw has the pole positions so to speak with two of his exciting young horses at Callaghan Park races tomorrow.

Al's Ruby Georgie (br g 2 Sidereus-Little Pin Up Girl (NZ) and Wicked Grimshaw (ch g 2 Wicked Style (USA)-Harley Ma) both have outstanding prospects in the opening race on the seven events Rockhampton TAB card.

They will contest the $26,000 QTIS 2YO Handicap (1100m) with their biggest danger being the Lyle Rowe trained Spirit Of Boom filly Legal Ties.

Between them the Grimshaw-owned pair of youngsters have amassed $55,000 in prize money which has been a good investment for the owner to date with the prospect of far greater dividends to come.

Both were purchased from the draft of Neville Stewart's Oaklands Stud at last year's Capricornia Yearling Sale with Grimshaw outlaying $29,000 in total to secure the pair.

Ruby Georgie, named after the owner's young children Ruby and Georgie won the Breeder's Plate (1050m) in November on debut at Callaghan Park and has been twice placed from as many attempts since.

From two racing appearances, Wicked Grimshaw has been a last start Callaghan Park 1050 metres winner on February 1 after chasing home Tambo's Vixen and Ruby Georgie when third at his first race start on January 25.

While there has always been an inkling that Wicked Grimshaw is the better of the two, that theory could be so given that the Tom Button stable jockey Nigel Seymour has the engagement on him tomorrow.

Journeyman jockey Les Tilley, riding winners all over the place has been declared the rider of Ruby Georgie.

Grimshaw is the proprietor of Linemac Motors in Biloela and in the main has raced horses with Rockhampton's Robin Adams.

Naturally he is aiming both Ruby Georgie and Wicked Grimshaw for the rich $116,000 Capricornia Yearling Sales 2YO Classic (1200m) at Callaghan Park on April 7. …

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