FORMER Kiwi superstar Lazarus, which is standing his second season at Yirribee Pacing Stud in Wagga (NSW), has a number of top Australian broodmares and racemares booked to him this spring. The list includes Kabbalah Karen B, the dam of the dual Breeders Crown champion and Victoria Derby winner... Read more
CLUB Menangle, which brought Lazarus home Down Under to stand at stud, has brought the harness racing industry up to date on a disappointing first season ‘return’ in Australia for the champion. Following an enormous first season at stud in North America at Deo Volente Farms, Lazarus was able... Read more
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
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
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.
LOCAL idol Lennytheshark is the early favourite in his bid to recapture the Victoria Cup title. Successful in the 2016 edition, Lennytheshark missed last season’s running which was captured by a rampaging Lazarus. With the son of Four Starzzz Shark contesting the Ballarat Cup a week before, trainer David... Read more