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Auckland Reactor Heading Home


Published: August 1, 2010 10:56 am ET

Last Comment: August 1, 2010 2:36 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

The Sunday Star Times is reporting Auckland Reactor will soon be returning to New Zealand, where he’ll get ready to pull double duty.

Throat surgery is scheduled to be performed on the six-year-old son of Mach Three-Atomic Lass, and depending on whether or not the surgery is a success the pacer could be looking at a return to the races in addition to performing stud duty at Stallion Station.

Auckland Reactor, who will be reunited with former trainer Mark Purdon, will stand for a service fee of $5,000.

“He's too great a horse to give up on if this is the only problem,” said owner John Curtin, who referred to the pacer’s palate-flipping problems. “And we have nothing to lose by giving it another go. The upside is huge. If Mark [trainer Mark Purdon] can get him back to his best, there's nothing to stop him from going up there again after the Inters to show them how good he is. If he can make it in the States, it multiplies his stud income by 10."

"Auckland Reactor doesn't have to prove anything,” Curtin added. “His record speaks for itself. He still holds three New Zealand records and he has twice been Horse of the Year."

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August 1, 2010 - 2:36 pmHope the surgery goes

Hope the surgery goes well.

Would have loved to see you race more in NA but sadly it's not meant to be. Hopefully we'll be able to catch a few of your races down under via the net.

Marie Stoyles-Moura

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