HARNESS JEWELS WRAP

The 12th staging of the Harness Jewels at Cambridge Raceway on the 2nd June was once again blessed with good weather and good racing. The all-conquering All Stars Stable of Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen continued on its winning way creating more milestones in the process, with Mark himself saying it was “our greatest Jewels […]

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Four of the Best for Breckon Farms Syndicates

In what will be my last article until June, it is fitting to look forward to the great Harness Jewels raceday, that is shaping to be a boomer. This year the nine Group 1 day of racing is to be staged at the Cambridge Raceway and is set to be held on Saturday, the 2nd […]

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Breckon Farms Classic Winners Galore

What a weekend it was for Breckon Farms bred and raced horses throughout Australasia. There were two major Group 1 races staged, one each side of the Tasman and both were taken out by Breckon Farms bred 3-year-olds. On a stunning Premier Night at Addington, in Christchurch, in the first Group 1 race on the […]

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Three Breckon Farms bred 3-year-olds in the NZ Trotting Derby

In what is an amazing achievement, three Breckon Farms bred 3-year-old trotters are to contest the prestigious Group 1 $100,000 Inkwise New Zealand Trotting Derby, at Addington Raceway, in Christchurch, on Friday night, the 6th April. What is even more amazing, is that two of the three are of the fairer sex. It’s not that […]

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NZ Trotting Oaks Quinella for Breckon Farms

The Group 2 $50,000 Storer Motors New Zealand Trotting Oaks was run for the sixteenth time at Addington on Friday night, the 23rd March. Once again, the cream has risen to the top, as they say, with two beautifully bred fillies fighting out the finish. Globally successful United States-based trotting sire Muscle Hill also produced […]

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Seven-from-Seven and 17 on the trot

Race 1 is always a good place to start and so it proved for the high achieving All Stars Stable of Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen, when they took out the first on the card at the NZ Metropolitan TC Meeting, at Addington, last Friday the 16th March. The victor in this race was Turn […]

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Group Racing At Its Best

On another Premier Night at Alexandra Park last Friday, the 9th March, the racing was up to the usual high standard and exciting level, with some amazing performances achieved on the night. There were six feature races on the night, one Listed event and five Group races, including two at the elite Group 1 level. […]

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The Numbers Stack Up

On Premier Night at Alexandra Park last Friday, the 2nd March, Breckon Farms bred horses were well to the fore. Not only were there 11 runners on the programme that were Breckon Farms bred, but a great deal of success was achieved too. In a remarkable feat, there were no less than six fillies of […]

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The Miracle of the Mile

In what is shaping to be a phenomenal night’s racing at Menangle, in Sydney, on Saturday night, the feature race on the card, the 51st running of the Group 1 $750,000 Ainsworth Miracle Mile is becoming more and more intriguing. New Zealand champion pacer Lazarus struggled in his $100,000 Miracle Mile prelude last week, as […]

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2018 Australasian Classic Yearling Sale

Another year of New Zealand Standardbred Yearling Sales has just been completed and this year the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, in Auckland was somewhat of a comedown from the records established two years back and the relatively strong sale of last year. In 2016 there were eight lots sold over $100,000, last year […]

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