While the Interdominion Pacing Final is for many the pinnacle of Australasian harness racing, owner Vicki Purdon is adamant her superstar pacer Christen Me won’t be there.
“We currently have no plans of taking him to the Interdoms and, at this stage, he is definitely not going,” said the five-year-olds co-owner.
Purdon said that Christen Me was booked to fly to Australia on Wednesday for a two race campaign in Victoria made up of the $175,000 Ballarat Cup on Friday (January 25) and the $400,000 Hunter Cup on February 1.
“He will then return home for a well deserved spell,” said Purdon. “He has had a big campaign and has done plenty of travelling, so I think he deserves it,” she added.
While Purdon stopped slightly short of ruling out the Interdomions altogether, even a comprehensive win in the Hunter Cup might not be enough to sway the decision.
Either way, I think we are in need of a new favourite in the futures market.
By Mitchell Robertson