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    BRAD CHISHOLM and KIM PROCTER with Abitofadreamer

    SUCCESS in Geelong tonight has doubled as a bittersweet moment. Joining forces with the Kim Procter stable once again, under-utilised driver Brad Chisholm was... Success doubles as bittersweet moment

    SUCCESS in Geelong tonight has doubled as a bittersweet moment.

    Joining forces with the Kim Procter stable once again, under-utilised driver Brad Chisholm was triumphant with handy trotter Abitofadreamer.

    Chisholm has been driving for Procter for the past 18 months, with the combination completing their fifth, and most likely last, journey to the winners’ circle with the son of Used To Me.

    Although Procter and Abitofadreamer will continue to compete around Victoria, Chisholm is poised to leave Australia.

    Chisholm is booked to fly to America on March 22, with Abitofadreamer sending the 25-year-old away on a winning note.

    “That was my last drive before I leave and I couldn’t be happier than saying goodbye with a win behind Dreamer,” Chisholm said.

    “He’s been a good horse to me during the last year-and-a-half and I am rapt to get one more win with him for Kim and her owners.

    “Along with his wins he’s run about 10 placings to be in the top three about every second start.”

    Born in America to Australian parents Kevin and Alison of Sunshine Band fame, Chisholm is unsure how long he will remain ‘home’.

    “I’m banking on liking it that much that I won’t come back,” Chisholm said. “Mitch Barker has only been over there for about a month and loves it so much, he says he’s never coming back.

    “I’m told the lifestyle is something else and so addictive I won’t want to leave, so we’ll see how it goes.”

    Procter isn’t as enthusiastic about Chisholm’s departure.

    “I might have to retire Dreamer,” Procter joked. “I have told Brad he can come back every week or so to drive Dreamer, but he doesn’t seem to think that will work.

    “Brad has been amazing to have driving for me and I have never understood why he doesn’t get more drives.

    “It is sad to see him go, but I wish him all the best of happiness as he chases his own dreams.”

    For the record, Abitofadreamer overcame a second row draw in 2:03.9 over 2100 metres as Bellmac Bambi and Krakuer filled the placings.

    “I also have to give a big thanks to Shane Hoban and Bruce Donaldson,” Procter said. “I haven’t been able to drive trackwork for the past few weeks and Shane and Bruce have stepped in and been a massive help.

    “Dreamer donuts will be at the stable in the morning!”

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