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ALL STARS STABLE 

 

 

(LEVI RD -ROLLESTON - CANTERBURY- NZ)

 

SETTING THE PACE!                                                                                                                                                SETTING THE STANDARD !           

 

SEASON TOTALS -TO MARCH 30-114 WINS 63 2NDS  41 3RDS  STAKES: $1,54M UDR 0.4316- IST IN PREMIERSHIP/UDR

 

FANCY A JOB WITH NEW ZEALAND'S LEADING HARNESS STABLE ?  WE HAVE A VACANCY FOR A STABLEHAND WITH SOME EXPERIENCE. GOOD CONDITIONS, GOOD PAY -AND THE BEST HORSES IN TOWN TO WORK WITH !


CALL MARK (0274890642) OR NAT (0272900484) OR E MAIL TO US (ADDRESS ABOVE)

 

 

STARTERS THIS WEEK

ADDINGTON 

 

      

CHECK OUR HORSE PAGE TUESDAY FOR ANALYSIS-CHECK STABLE SNIPPETS FOR WHAT IS GOING ON 

 

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DATES TO REMEMBER-

APRIL 19 -ADDINGTON EASTER CUP -2YO TROTTING STAKES. BREEDERS STAKES. APRIL 25 MELBOURNE APG SEMIS. MAY 2-MELBOURNE APG FINALS AND CONSOLATION.

 

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Sponsors Karen and Ken Breckon, along with sons Andrew and George with the Kenny's as trophies are presented

HEADLINE NEWS

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NO DOUBT ABOUT IT-"RUBY" IS  A MARVEL -IST 4YO MARE TO WIN EASTER CUP!

 

Paul and Mary Kenny, co-owners with Charlie Roberts Celebrate a Special Win

 

NEW ZEALAND 3200M RECORD FOR A MARE -UNBEATEN IN 10 AT ADDINGTON -$676,000 IN STAKES FROM 22 STARTS-HORSE OF THE YEAR HONOURS STARTING TO LOOM -TAYLOR MILE AND MESSENGER NEXT 

 

TOKAHOKA DELIVERS AT LAST ON THE POTENTIAL HE HAS ALWAYS SHOWN-4TH ALL STARS WIN ON THE NIGHT

 

Kate and Trevor Share the Trotting Stakes Moment 

 

TREVOR CASEY POSTS FIRST TROTTING STAKES WIN WITH ARYA

 

SUPERSONIC MISS WINS AGAIN AT MENANGLE IN APG SEMIS-MAKES US FIVE FOR SATURDAY!

 

COOL TACTICS FROM BLAIR SEE FULL SPEED AHEAD HOME EASILY-81 FOR BLAIR, 113 FOR ALL STARS

 

ROCKNROLL ARDEN BREAKS 1.55-AND THIS IS AT ADDINGTON !

 

BORDER CONTROL STYMIED BY TRACK AT FORBURY

 

SEVEN WINS ON EACH OF THE LAST TWO WEEKENDS BY ALL STARS HORSES -A NEW STANDARD

 

 

FOLLOW THE STARS POSTS FOURTH WIN FROM FOUR WITH 26 LAST QUARTER IN APG HEAT AT MENANGLE-7TH ALL STARS WIN FOR THE WEEKEND

 

KEPT UNDER WRAPS FIGHTS BACK TO BE FIRST PAST THE POST IN APG HEAT AT MENANGLE-LAST 400M IN 27.


                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

SUPERSONIC MISS -MARK'S FIRST WIN AT NEWCASTLE !                                                                           


BRED TO WIN PAGE -KEPT UNDER WRAPS.


STRANGE THINGS IN RACING PAGE-TEMPEST RUNS UP A STORM

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NEWS XTRA -

***You have to be careful using superlatives about ADORE ME. That is because if you use them all today you are going to be struggling tomorrow. There are a lot of tomorrows for this already remarkable mare after her Easter Cup which gave her her second national record in a week. The race was billed as a massive clash and it was but it was also something of an anticlimax because of how easily Adore Me won it.
"As I said before the race if I got to the front she was going to be hard to beat and if he got there he was going to be '' Blair said. "But I really didn't have any worries once I got there. She put in one rough one at the turn but otherwise she always felt good. She is something all right. A great performance."

A lot of superlatives have been heaped on a number of mares in recent years. But none of them have been so competitive against males in age group races and none have taken on 3200m races like the Easter Cup against 3200m specialists like Terror To Love. Yet it all seems to come so easily to this beautifully gaited mare. The bigger the challenge the more relaxed she seems to be.
"You don't think you are running times when you sit behind her she does it so easily'' Blair said reflecting a comment Mark has often made after her races. A REMARKABLE aspect of the race as far as All Stars is concerned is that Adore Me is the THIRD four year old from the stable to win in recent years after Hands Christian and and Sleepy Tripp. Adore Me is only the second horse (after Terror To Love) to break four minutes for the race. The conditions were perfect, she had "all favours'' as the media men say-but hell, she was just terrific !.,

***Telling tales time. A long time ago, back in September when the All Stars team was being previewed for the season, Natalie rated TOKAHOKA as the horse to follow. On Saturday he cracked a maiden !. Now to be fair Natalie was talking in the medium term. "He has a big frame and needs to grow into it but he has the motor there'' she said at the time. Tokahoka took even longer than she thought to grow into his frame and then a few minor things held him up  but he showed what Nat was talking about breaking maidens on Saturday. ***TREVOR CASEY has been such a prominent owner of trotters in recent years it comes as a surprise to learn this was his first win in the G3 Trotting Stakes when Arya just got up to beat Prince  Fearless last night. "I was second last year with Daenerys Targaryen so it is good to win it" Trevor said. An earlier star, Escapee, was disqualified. 

Colin De Filippi didn't think he had got up but Blair  on Prince Fearless  felt he had lost it in the last stride.

"He went a big race though. He had done some work and trotted real good'' Blair said. Some of  the owners of Prince Fearless were already happy with their driver -he had shown some canny skills to help Full Speed 

Ahead over some bumpy patches during the race luckwise before running clear to win well. 

Trevor takes turns breeding from Belle Galleon with Kevin Chapman and is happy with the arrangement so far. "I have had Stent and Arya to date. It was my turn this season and  I have her in foal to Muscle Hill"

Stent's trainer De Filippi gave Arya the perfect run but was relieved to get up.

"I was starting to think I should have gone a few metres earlier" quipped  Colin who has driven for the All Stars stable several times but was posting his first Group win for them. All Stars won the Three Year Old Trotting Derby last week with King Denny. Trevor has become a leading light among breeders of straight out trotters in recent years and he is not flinching. "I bred from five mares last season but there are seven there now when I had a count last week"" he said,


***ROCKNROLL ARDEN wasn't told driver Blair Orange is not a big fan of the starting point at the Addington mile. But at the end of a 1.54.8 mile which holds extra status because it was set at Addington (faster than Lord Module some old timers might note) she could thank Blair for driving a clever race knowing that his "bad" draw might work in his favour. Rocknroll Arden is on course for the NZ Oaks and a tribute to the breeding contribution of the late Noreen Stiven and the determination of her son John to continue that traditiion.

***ASSASSINATOR and ICEOBAR both  followed up good trials with fine runs on Saturday. Not good enough to win but second and third to a talented Art Union was hardly any disgrace. "They went really well. I was very pleased with both of them" Natalie said afterward.



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PREMIER PROFILE -ISAIAH-

 

 

 

SOME horses have the "big match'' temperament some don't. ISAIAH is one of those that has.

He showed that again on Friday. He was at ridiculous odds when you look at his record below but he hadn't raced for a while, he had a horror gate and most thought he would be a better proposition in the Derby a week later.

Even with 150m to run only the truly devoted would have hailed him home. Isaiah had a different idea. He just kept coming, coming and coming and in the end he made it.

"He just wants to win, loves to win'' Natalie said after his triumph. "When you don't expect him to have any more he produces it''

Have a look at Isaiah's record and you will understand. His record in Group races and the rich Sales races to date are:

 

 

 

2nd NZ DERBY  G1 (beaten half a head)

1st Flying Stakes G2 (gate nine) 

3rd NSW DERBY (G1)

1st SALES OPEN (5)

8th ALABAR CLASSIC g2 (5)

3rd SIRES STAKES FINAL G1 (14)

4TH 2YO EMERALD G1 (8)

3RD SIRES STAKES FINAL G1 (6)

1ST 2YO SIRES STAKES G1 ()

5TH WELCOME STAKES G2 (13)

2ND YOUNG GUNS FINAL G1 (6)

1ST SAPLING STAKES G3 (9)  

 

ISAIAH has had less luck than some with barrier draws in big graces which has not helped him either. He was overdue for a good one in the and knowing it is a G1 race you knew he will be right in the fight. His earnings now top $450,000 a healthy total for an autumn three year old.

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FACTS AND FIGURES

**MARK has now chalked up a career total of 1559 winners just in New Zealand and while it is still a big ask he could reach 1600 this season. As always Mark is chasing Roy and Barry's amazing records in this areas but it is still extraordinay. He has trained 908 winners under his own name 558 with Grant Payne and now 93 with Natalie.

*MARK and NATALIE have many outstanding feats on their record charts but surely one of Mark's most reMARKable feats has happened at Addington in Cup week- generally regarded as the pinnacle of the season by leading horsemen.  Mark has won at least one race as a driver  on both Cup Day and Show day EVERY YEAR since 2006 !

 

*ALL STARS in spite of a quieter than usual racing team in January is still the leading stable in New Zealand as of Tuesday with 56 wins and just over $1m. It has been  the first stable to a million in earnings for seven years now and as usual it is a long way back to the second placegetter.


If you thought a quiet racing time meant the stable was losing its touch, wash the thought out with soap and water.

At the same stage last season All Stars had won 44 races from only 13 less starters than this season and $1.142m.

We were only fourth on the list at that stage later going to a big lead before being run down late with a little help from friends.

 Mark and Natalie are no doubt determined to reverse that this season.

The top three trainers this time last year were Cran Dalgety, Robert Dunn and Geoff Small. Robert, who is mounting another determined challenge to be leading trainer,  is closest to All Stars at this stage with 51 wins. (this time last year 45).

Our UDR rating is also above last year at .4060 when 12 months ago it was .3819


 

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ALL STARS

(0274780642 (MARK) OR 0272900484 (NATALIE) : markandnatallstars@gmail.com

*NO 1 STAKES WINNING STABLE

*NO 1 STRIKE RATE (UDR) STABLE

*NO 1 GROUP ONE WINNING STABLE (12)

*NO 1 ADDINGTON STABLE (50 WINS)

*NO 1 NZ STABLE IN AUSTRALIA (14 WINS)

*NO 1 PREMIER MEETING STABLE (37 WINS)

Mark Purdon-*No 1 NZ UDR DRIVER *No 1 ADDINGTON UDR DRIVER* *No 1 G1 TRAINER-DRIVER

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ORANGE AID -ALL BLAIR'S DRIVES RATED-EVERY WEEK-HORSE PAGE- 

 

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WHO WE ARE-WHERE WE ARE GOING

 

ALL STARS STABLE prides itself on its professionalism, its innovation,

 

and its organisation- and how those three dynamics work in our quest

 

to give our owners the best possible deal.

 

As New Zealand's leading stable  Mark, Natalie and stable horseman  Blair Orange

 

are conscious that only the best will do.

 

Last season's sensational results are all the evidence you need

 

that their efforts are being rewarded.


A key is the wonderful complex Mark built from scratch in 2007 at

 

Rolleston.

 

It is the most advanced harness barn in the southern hemisphere with

 

track facilities to match.

 

That includes a separate  straight mile track.

 

Our complex has  proven a big bonus for horses and staff. 

 

The barn caters for 40 horses with another 12 boxes and paddocks galore.

 

In the sometimes brisk Canterbury climate, All Stars horses are

 

accommodated at equine five star level. 

 

Mark Purdon has already trained over 100 Group One winners something never previously achieved in this country.

 

There is a stream Horse of the ear award winners, a long list of New Zealand records and the best UDR ratings of

 

any horseman in our history. He has trained more Harness Jewels winners than anyone (over $2m worth) and

 

regularly tops $2.5 milliion in stakes each season.

 

Plus over 20 Group One wins in Australia  !

 

 

We won't start on the yearling selection record !

 

 

 

Horses winning is our aim-not just horses racing.

 

That requires a lot of hard work and a lot of good owners. We believe

 

our owners are the best.

 

We want to do our best to make their experience even better

 


 

Feel free to join us. You will always be welcome and if your horse has

 

the ability the sky is the limit.

 

If it turns out to be not a star there is no shortage of demand for

 

horses developed at All Stars.

 

SO, FOLLOW THE TEAM OF STARS -THE ALL STARS TEAM !

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