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  • Pacing freak chasing a share of history
    FREAKISH pacer Lazarus will chase a share of history during the next few weeks. Fresh from his breathtaking victory in last night’s A G Hunter Cup at Tabcorp Park Melton, Lazarus has been aimed at the Miracle Mile. Australasia’s premier sprint, the Miracle Mile is scheduled to be run... Read more
    Former top trotter dead

    Former top trotter dead

    November 27, 2017

    ONE of the best trotters of the modern era has died. Former trainer Tim Butt received the sad news this morning that his multiple Group One winner, Take A Moment, had passed away over night. The 22-year-old was living with Mark O’Donnell, the son of owner, Jack. Despite his... Read more
    Auckland may chase Derby

    Auckland may chase Derby

    November 16, 2017

    A TRIP across the Tasman is tentatively on the cards for unbeaten youngster Chase Auckland. Fresh from his Group One success in Addington on Tuesday, co-trainer Mark Purdon revealed the Victoria Derby was a distinct possibility with the gelding. “We have a few nice three-year-olds in the stable and... Read more
    ALL RISE FOR LAZARUS

    ALL RISE FOR LAZARUS

    November 13, 2017

      I’VE been lucky enough to see some of our greatest champions in action. I saw Popular Alm, Pure Steel, Gundary Flyer, Rip Van Winkle and Don’t Retreat race at their peak. I was back at Harold Park when the likes of Christian Cullen and Chokin were dominating and... Read more
    Marshal scratched

    Marshal scratched

    October 24, 2017

    CLASSY pacer My Field Marshal has been withdrawn from the Inter Dominion. With the series due to begin at Gloucester Park on November 24, trainer Tim Butt decided to scratch the son of Art Major ahead of the third rankings, which were released by Racing and Wagering WA overnight.... Read more
    Next stop Kaikoura

    Next stop Kaikoura

    October 24, 2017

    SUNDAY’S Kaikoura Cup is the next target for freakish pacer Lazarus as he works towards his New Zealand Cup defence. Speaking after Lazarus’ success in this afternoon’s Ashburton Flying Stakes, co-trainer Mark Purdon explained the stallion needs the extra outing before tackling the time-honoured handicap. Lazarus has had two starts from... Read more
    Clash of the Titans

    Clash of the Titans

    October 6, 2017

    TALENTED pacer Heaven Rocks is primed to continue his climb to the top when he heads to Addington tonight. Engaged in the Canterbury Classic, Heaven Rocks will enter the $50,000 feature following two impressive trials. Not only has the Australian Pacing Gold graduate pleased co-trainers Mark Purdon and Natalie... Read more
    Marshal to lay down the law

    Marshal to lay down the law

    October 4, 2017

    CONNECTIONS of former New Zealand pacer My Field Marshal hope he can continue his rare achievement when he heads to Tabcorp Park Melton on Friday night. Fresh from his win at Menangle a fortnight ago, My Field Marshal is engaged in the Smoken Up Sprint, with his opposition including... Read more
    Major threat to title

    Major threat to title

    October 1, 2017

    LAST week champion horseman Mark Purdon indicated there is a major threat to Lazarus’ status as the leading horse in his stable.

    Following a trial Rangiora, Purdon stated the multi-millionaire was being seriously challenged by enigmatic performer Heaven Rocks.

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    Kiwi shines in USA

    Kiwi shines in USA

    September 19, 2017

    FORMER New Zealander Bit Of A Legend has outclassed a stellar field to capture the prestigious Bobby Quillen Memorial at Harrington Raceway. Conducted early this morning in Southern Hemisphere time, the $150,000 feature is run in memory long time Delaware legislator Bobby Quillen, who passed away 13 years ago... Read more
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