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Mark Purdon drives Auckland Reactor

Mark Purdon drives Auckland Reactor

Mark Purdon, one of the notable Purdon family of trainers and drivers, drives Auckland Reactor at Alexandra Park in December 2008. The previous month this winning combination had won the Franklin Cup at the same venue, breaking the track record for 3,200 metres.

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Mary Mountier, 'Horse and greyhound racing - Harness racing: late 20th-century trends', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 April 2024)

Story by Mary Mountier, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Nov 2015