Brian Hancock was one of Australia’s leading drivers and trainers in harness racing.
Brian was the winner of a record six Inter-Dominions, five as a trainer and five as a driver, and drove more Group 1 winners in Australia than any other driver.
He made history when he drove ‘Our Sir Vancelot’ to his third consecutive victory in the Inter-Dominion championship in 1999. He attributed much of his success to the former dairy farm he purchased at Calderwood in 1972, and named ‘Teeny Lodge’ after his first champion pacer, Teeny Reena.
The renowned training complex entered into racing folklore. An impressive five Inter-Dominion wins entered ‘Teeny Lodge’, with winners such as ‘Koala King’, ‘Thorate’, ‘Weona Warrior’ and legendary ‘Our Sir Vancelot’ winning three times. ‘Our Sir Vancelot’ was winner of 47 races and 26 placings.
Brian was selected in 2001 to represent Australia in the World Driving Championships held in Sweden and Finland.