Rejuvenate was the first leg of a flying Shepparton double for Brown, who hails from Burramine, between Yarrawonga and Cobram, with littermate Hot Scotch, runner-up in the Listed Pink Diamond Maiden Sprinter final in June, posting 21.49sec later in the meeting.
It was Hot Scotch’s fourth win from eight starts.
“I got Rejuvenate and Hot Scotch when they were 12 weeks old and as they got a bit older, I decided to get my trainers license,” Brown explained.
“I’m still only learning but I’ve had some really good mentors in my parents and Jimmy Auld and Lachie Scott, who broke these dogs in.
“I’ve just got lucky. Lots of people hope to get a dog like this and I might never get another one as good. I’m just enjoying the ride!”
With Paul inheriting the greyhound racing bug from his parents, the family tradition is continuing with his wife Amy and children Addieson, Shylee, and Jaxsen all hands-on.
“My parents have been in greyhound racing for 60-odd years, and this is probably the best litter they’ve had,” he said.
“The Hooked On Scotch litter is Zall Good’s second. Her first litter was to Cosmic Rumble, and it included It’s Not Fun, which won a heat of the (G2) Laurels and It’s A Drama, which won 22 races.
“There’s been a few offers for Rejuvenate but we love the dog, He’s part of the family and gets treated like one of the kids!”
Paul is also grateful for the support of his employers Kelly Bros Market Gardeners, and in particular Ben, Richard, and James Kelly, in allowing the flexibility to meet his racing commitments.