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Purdon, Rasmussen Put Racing On Hold

November 16, 2020:

Champion trainers Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen, whose All Stars Racing has become the most successful harness racing stable in New Zealand history, will be taking a step back from the sport....read on

‘Bettor Than The Best’

August 28, 2018:

“I don’t call many of them champions, but this horse is. He’s the perfect horse and has a great temperament for a stallion.”...read on

MacDonald Wins In Australia

December 8, 2017:

With the eyes of the harness racing world on him this past summer, Canada's James MacDonald rose to the occasion and captured the 2017 World Driving Championship on home soil. On Friday (December 8), MacDonald made his mark on Australian harness racing with a win in a driving competition downunder....read on

International Drivers Series Finals Set

December 5, 2017:

This year's World Driving Champion James MacDonald from Canada and American Marcus Miller have both fared better in the ballot for horses in the two heats of the Sky Racing/Slater Gartrell International Drivers Series, which will conclude Friday night at Gloucester Park....read on

MacDonald On Down Under Driving

December 3, 2017:

“It was a great experience and the racing is extremely tight and a buzz driving in front of such a big crowd."...read on

Drivers Series Underway Downunder

December 1, 2017:

The first leg of the International Invitation Drivers Series is complete after the first two races went postward at Gloucester Park on Friday (December 1)....read on

MacDonald, Miller Arrive Down Under

November 30, 2017:

Drivers James MacDonald and Marcus Miller have arrived safely in Perth, Australia in advance of the International Invitation Drivers Series, which will get underway on Friday (December 1)....read on

As Good As The World's Best?

July 20, 2016:

"They are very, very good horses, especially [Always B Miki, Freaky Feet Pete and Wiggle It Jiggleit], but our horse is just as good. I have no doubt about that."...read on

Horse Supporting Cancer Research

February 26, 2014:

As the biggest day of harness racing on the Australian harness racing schedule is set for Sunday with the $750,000 TAB.COM.AU Inter Dominion Grand Final at Tabcorp Park Menangle, one of the pacers lining up is racing for more than just bragging rights....read on

Can Auckland Reactor Regain His Form?

January 24, 2011:

Having returned to the Down Under racing scene after an unsuccessful stint in the United States, Auckland Reactor is being pointed to a race in early February. His trainer, Mark Purdon, has commented on his form as he...read on

Purdon To Forget 'The Reactor's Last Year

December 2, 2010:

It has been reported that down under conditioner Mark Purdon has Auckland Reactor back in training, and is hoping to forget what happened when the career winner of $944,703 came to race in the United States...read on

Purdon Pupils Sparkle At Harness Jewels

May 30, 2009:

The aura of Auckland Reactor was too much for his rivals in the $200,000 Four-Year-Old Emerald at part of Saturday's New Zealand Harness Jewels at Ashburton Raceway...read on

No US Stint For Auckland Reactor?

May 28, 2009:

Don't expect to see southern hemisphere pacing sensation make the trip to North America after...read on

Auckland Reactor Wins Woodlands Taylor

April 24, 2009:

After disappointing in last month’s Interdominion Final, Auckland Reactor bounced back with a sharp effort in the $100,000 Woodlands Taylor Mile(1700m) on Friday evening at Alexandra Park...read on

Driver Named For 'The Reactor;' Purdon Drops Appeal

March 24, 2009:

The twisting tale of Auckland Reactor and horseman Mark Purdon at the 2009 Interdominion has taken another turn, as the trainer-driver has dropped his appeal and...read on


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