Historic treble for Egerton-Green

Ernie Manning and Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Dylan Egerton-Green pilots Sports Package home in a thrilling end to the WA Oaks on Friday night.
Camera IconDylan Egerton-Green pilots Sports Package home in a thrilling end to the WA Oaks on Friday night. Credit: Jodie Hallow

Dylan Egerton-Green’s meteoric rise to pacing success in WA continued after he secured an unprecedented hat-trick on Friday night at Gloucester Park.

The 27-year-old reinsman piloted rough outsider Sports Package home by a head over red-hot Double Expresso in the $120,000 Tabtouch WA Oaks 3YO Fillies Pace (2536m), which followed on from his earlier wins in the $450,000 WA Pacing Cup and $200,000 WA Derby this year.

A former electrician, the Harvey-born and raised driver has achieved this feat inside his third professional year.

“I did a four-year apprenticeship with my father Kevin, a long-time electrician at Harvey,” Egerton-Green said. “Dad’s a part-time pacing trainer and I drove in pony trots.

“It was my dream to make harness racing a career.”

Although delighted with the win, Egerton-Green says there is more to the sport than meets the eye.

“In trotting, it’s a case of working for people who can help you get among the winners,” he said.

“I thought Sport Package was a place chance in the Oaks, then my confidence grew when she travelled easily behind the leader.”

Capel trainer-reinsman Aiden De Campo also made it three consecutive wins with Bettor Be Oscar.

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