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  • Mixed draws among Chariots squad
    NEW ZEALAND based power couple Natalie Rasmussen and Mark Purdon are pleased with their team leading into Saturday night’s Chariots Of Fire at Tabcorp Park Menangle. The duo have qualified three runners for Australia’s premier four-year-old event which carries a $200,000 purse. Second in last weekend’s qualifier – Paleface... Read more
    Step closer to primary target
    COMEBACK pacer Chase Auckland took another step towards his primary target at Tabcorp Park Menangle tonight. Second-up from a 10-month injury-enforced spell, the Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen-trained gelding proved too slick for his rivals over 2300 metres. The son of Auckland Reactor hasn’t raced since curbing a hock during... Read more
    Former Aussies combine for Dover win
    EX-PATRIOT horseman Chris Scicluna is enjoying a high rate of success with some recent Australian purchases. Returning home last year on a working holiday, Scicluna bought numerous pacers with another Keep On Rocking scoring at Dover Downs during the weekend. Driven by Pat Berry, the son of Rocknroll Hanover stopped... Read more
    Former Aussie combined at Yonkers
    FORMER Ella Michelle won the draw for the inner half of the gate, then left the other mares at her mercy last night, easily winning Yonkers Raceway’s $44,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Ella Michelle stuffed both Amateur Hour and Clear Idea in behind, while 3-2 favourite IttyBitty... Read more
    Group One winner sold to America
    TOP class pacer Major Crocker has run his last race in Australia. After receiving an offer for the gelding, owner Gary Crocker has sold Major Crocker to American interest. Set to head across the equator tomorrow, the Group One winner will join the stable of leading trainer Rene Allard.... Read more
    Time for a well-deserved break
    BOOM pacer Turn It Up will enjoy a well-deserved spell before being set for another feature race campaign. Successful in last night’s Waikato Flying Mile, the Australian Pacing Gold graduate will spend several weeks in a paddock before co-trainers Natalie Rasmussen and Mark Purdon aim him towards the Taylor... Read more
    Mare tops biggest TAB payout of 2018
    NEW South Wales participants David Munsie and Courtney Sutherland combined for the highest-priced Australian winner of 2018. Sutherland drove the Munsie-trained Mini Masterpiece to victory in Armidale on November 15, with the daughter of Art Major scoring as the rank outsider over a mile. Finishing stoutly to account for... Read more
    Sniper targeted at Aussie riches
    HAVING matched one of his sibling’s feats in Auckland last night, undefeated youngster Ultimate Sniper will be given the opportunity to better his older brother next month. Co-trained and driven by Natalie Rasmussen, Ultimate Sniper captured the Yearling Sales Final to extend his perfect record to six. In doing... Read more
    Boom pacer not returning to Oz
    A RETURN home is not on the cards for boom pacer Turn It Up. A Vicbred purchase from the Melbourne Australian Pacing Gold Sale, Turn It Up was a brilliant winner of last night’s Auckland Cup. Despite the lure of Aussie riches on offer during the next two months,... Read more
    Fairytale ending in doubt

    Fairytale ending in doubt

    December 30, 2018

    A FAIRYTALE ending to Foiled Again’s illustrious career is unlikely following the barrier draw for his final start. Forced into mandatory retirement as of January 1, Foiled Again will compete at The Meadows on New Year’s Eve. To connections’ dismay, the 14-year-old will begin from barrier eight – the... Read more
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