Mirandra McLaughlin scores first win on her home track

Miranda McLaughlin scored her first win with Lauriston Dash at Junee on Saturday.
Miranda McLaughlin scored her first win with Lauriston Dash at Junee on Saturday.

Junee teenager Miranda McLaughlin brought up a memorable first on her home track.

McLaughlin has been driving since December and scored her first win with Lauriston Dash on Saturday.

After a couple of narrow misses, she wasn’t even sure she’d got there in time.

However after gaining an inside run Lauriston Dash was just able to get his nose in front of Nunya.

The margin wasn’t big, but it didn’t matter to the 17-year-old.

“It was really exciting,” McLaughlin said.

“I past the post and thought this is going to be close.

“I was listening out over the loudspeaker on the way back and they called my name.

“I was quite happy."

McLaughlin comes from a rodeo background, but discovered harness racing through Trevor White.

White’s stables are just down the road and he encouraged her to get involved and then gain a drivers licence.

He trains Lauriston Dash and the 17-year-old was surprised he ended up being her first winner.

“I didn’t my first win would be Lauriston Dash, I thought it might be on something else, but he got there for me so I’m happy,” she said.

“I’ve been on better horses than him, like No Tangles goes better than him but has been in harder races.”

Winning on her home track made the breakthrough even better.

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