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Atomic Blast in Philadelphia!

02:30 PM 08 Sep 2020 NZST
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Caroline’s Cullen,Harness racing
Atomic Blast is the first foal of the Christian Cullen mare Caroline’s Cullen (Pictured)

Atomic Blast, a four-year-old son of Auckland Reactor, earned a new speed badge of 1:52.6 winning at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Monday (September 7).

The gelding led from the outset carving out fractions of 27.2, 28.6, 28 and 28.8.

It was his second success from four starts in America and his third win from seven lifetime starts. He had earlier won in 1:52.8 at Pocono Downs.

Atomic Blast is the first foal of the Christian Cullen mare Caroline’s Cullen (1:51.4), who won 10 races in NZ and Australia and a further 17 in North America and finished up with a stake tally of $450,140.

She was imported back to NZ at the end of her racetrack career by well known Auckland standardbred agent and breeder John Curtin.

Atomic Blast winning in 1:52.6 at Harrah’s Philadelphia

Auckland Reactor was also represented by the Globe Derby winner Carter Mayson, a four-year-old and one of his second Australian crop, who won in a career-best 1:56.4. The gelding has now won five races and $25,000 in stakes.

Auckland Reactor is now standing at Tony Peacock’s St Fort stud, Moama (NSW), on the Murray River.

 

by Peter Wharton


 
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