Smiles all round after the win of Russley Rascal in the 2012 Stratton Cup.
It was Brown’s second Stratton Cup win following his 2007 success in the race behind the Tony Svilicich trained Demoralizer.
Svilicich trained Friday night’s runner-up Mysta Magical Mach.
Brown’s earlier winners on Friday came behind Kamwood Laughter, trained by Greg and Skye Bond, and Puhinui Rainbow.
Puhinui Rainbow is trained by 19yo Dylan Egerton-Green who has been training for less than a year.
Gary Hall Jnr also landed a winning treble last night behind Uppy Son (for trainer Stephen Reed), Bledisloe for trainer Michael Brennan and with debutante 3yo Mariquita Amor for his father Gary Hall Snr.