• Racing Tips
    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
    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
    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
    Kiwi trainer heading to Oz

    Kiwi trainer heading to Oz

    September 14, 2017

    I’M practically half Aussie anyway… That’s the light-hearted reasoning behind Tim Butt’s decision to move his operation and family to Australia. One of New Zealand’s most successful horsemen – who has won a host of majors on both sides of the Tasman – Butt will begin his transition at... Read more
    Tiger top ranked Aussie

    Tiger top ranked Aussie

    August 25, 2017

    DEFENDING champion Lazarus tops the ranking for next season’s New Zealand Cup released this morning. With 28 nominations received for the time-honoured event, Lazarus was the automatic choice for the head of the table. Co-trained by Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen, Lazarus’ stablemate – Dream About Me – is... Read more
    Marshal among Inter noms

    Marshal among Inter noms

    August 24, 2017

    RISING star New Zealand pacer Field Marshal has joined the growing list of Inter Dominion nominations. Bolstered by the five-year-old’s trial at Menangle yesterday, trainer Tim Butt lodged the required forms this afternoon. A multiple Group One winner, Field Marshal was given a short break after finishing second in... Read more
    Mixed fortunes

    Mixed fortunes

    August 11, 2017

    NEW ZEALAND representative Mark Purdon has received a mixture of luck and misery in the second round draws of the World Driving Championship. The series begins in Canada tomorrow, with Australia’s Shane Graham hopeful of a good start in his bid for the title after gaining some handy drives.... Read more
    Dexter’s tough start

    Dexter’s tough start

    August 11, 2017

    NEW ZEALAND’S Dexter Dunn faces a horrid start to his World Driving Championship title defence. Successful in the 2015 Australian-based edition, Dunn is one of two Kiwis in the tournament, with legendary horseman Mark Purdon also representing the Shaky Isles. Drivers from 11 countries will be in the thick... Read more
    LAZARUS THE GRAND CIRCUIT CHAMPION
    FREAKISH New Zealander Lazarus has rounded out his sensational season by joining an exclusive group of pacers. Thrilling fans on both sides of the Tasman with his speed and stamina, Lazarus has captured the coveted title of Grand Circuit champion. As such, the Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen-trained star... Read more
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