Making progress and not standing still is the mantra at All Stars stables and a new Treadmill machine and an updated Resistance cart were part of the daily routine this week.
The Treadmill is the latest addition to the Rolleston training regime.
“Ours is a mid range product from Europe via Australia “ Mark said
“They can travel up to 35km on it and it has an adjustable lift up to about 30 per cent. You can get him faster but for what we want it for it is perfect”
Photo; Mark and James work out the finer points setting Winterfell the task of a 36 minute walking pace exercise. See Here for more details and how it turned out
Jill (Smolenski) had the task walking Oscar Bonavena for 60 minutes in and updated Finntack Resistance cart the second one the stable has had.
“This one is a big improvement, much easier to use” Jill said
Its information is more reliable and it is just generally better”
Mark passed on his Trip to Melton for what seems a G1 cakewalk when Princess Tiffany drew 3 in the Breeders Crown Final (9 pm NZ)
“Poi and Luke seem to have it well under control and Mark though he was better off here” Natalie said.
ON TOP OF THE WORLD!
Mark and Natalie have posted their 6th successive training premiership this season making the partnership unbeaten since going official in 2013.
This season they have set a number of records,mainly overall stake winnings of well over $6m a feat never approached in our harness history. That includes 29 Group One wins on both sides of the Tasman.
Their special feat this season was winning the premier race in New Zealand, the NZ Cup and the highest- staked race in Australia, the Miracle Mile with different horses. That has never been previously achieved.
Mark has now won a total of 14 premierships. But for a remarkable 22 seasons -all but two in his training career-he has been the leading stakes winning trainer and in only one of those less than $900,000 in total.
Mark has extended an unparallelled record for the Purdon family. Barry has won 19 training premierships since 1978, 17 in partnership with Sir Roy who won three on his own account. So one of the three Purdons have been the leading trainer in 36 of the last 48 seasons of harness racing in New Zealand. Who would have ever have thought ?
How the numbers stack up for our partnership
2018-19 115 wins-$4.516m-0.4828
2017-18-122 wins $4.463m -0.4762-
WHO IS DOING WHAT ? STABLE MOVEMENTS
*Due In September 1 (by)
Regal Attire, First Class, Its All About Faith, Samhara, Major Moose Columbo, Arden Trix.
“Due out by September 1
Maybe, Nevada ,Aladdin, “River” Demand Respect Arden’s Ace, Katy’s Art.
Eased; (still in work) Luby Lou
Spelled. Major Coo (injury)
Back Now: Dina Bolt (gelded)
OUR STAFF ARE THE BEST -HELPS MAKES US THE BEST!
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