Tim Butt keeping it Real
By Dave Di Somma - Harness News Desk
Yet another member of the Foreal family is linking up with Sydney-based Kiwi trainer Tim Butt.
Trained and driven by Kirk Larsen, Forsure made it three wins from 11 starts at Ascot Park last Thursday and now the three year old gelding is heading to Butt’s barn at Menangle.
There he’ll join his full brother My Field Marshal, who Butt has trained to 29 wins and $1.5 in earnings. Among his best wins were the 2016 Taylor Mile and the Messenger and the 2018 Miracle Mile.
Both My Field Marshal and Forsure are by Art Major out of Foreal, another horse Butt had big success with. Foreal (Washington VC – Krystle) won 18 from 57 and over $600,000.
All three (Foreal, My Field Marshal and Forsure) were bred by and raced by Shona and Syd Brown from Mosgiel.
After Forsure’s win Larsen told Harnesslink that although he’s sad to see Forsure leaving the stable the move makes sense.
“He’s paid up for a series in Australia. He’s going to Tim’s at Menangle and the horse will love the fast mile racing. Syd’s got plenty of young ones at home by Betting Line and Captaintreachous so there’s plenty coming on.