Tardina has enjoyed a wide range of successful trotters and pacers through the decades.
Sharp and Telford - Multiple Group 1 winner
Bertie was the first horse Mark Purdon took to Australia to contest the Derby's. He was victorious in both the Australian and Victorian Derby's. He was an unlucky 2nd in the NZ Derby. Following on from his 3yrold season he won the Auckland Cup, Franklin Cup and the Kairoura Cup. His total lifetime earnings was $499,053 from 31 starts for 16 wins and 7 placings.
Bertie retired back home and has been helping with the young ones ever since, he is currently 28.
Auckland Reactor (1.51.3) - 3yr old and dual NZ Horse of the Year
Reactor won 24 of his first 27 outings to become the quickest NZ standardbred to earn a million dollars. He won $1,837,043 and broke 3 NZ records. He currently stands at stud in Australia
Chase Auckland (1.50.4)- Group 1 Winner
Chase started his racing career as a three-year old and has proved just how sensational the Parker’s breeding lines are. He broke 2 NZ records, won $809,156 and was crowned 3YR OLD OF THE YEAR
He retired in 2021 and is back home where he was born, to help with the young horses
The Parade (1.53.2) - Grp 1,2 and 3 Winner
The Parade NZ raced in Western Australia and won the Group One Westral Mares Classic. She has now won $425,999 in AUS in stakes. From 53 starts she has won 21 races and placed 15 times.
Hug the Wind (1.49US)
Hug the Wind was exported to the United States after enjoying a consistent successful career in New Zealand, with many places and wins in a variety of races. In NZ/Aus he won $561,426.
Rub of the Green (1.50.6US) - Grp 2 winner
Rub Of The Green excelled in Australia. He had 40 wins and 25 places including numerous Group 2 and 3 wins. $321,089 in stakes
Russley Rascal (1.52US) Multiple Grp 1 and 2 winner
Russley Rascal won the Great Northern Derby, Franklin Cup, 3rd in NZ Derby and 3yold Jewels, $408,240 in stakes in NZ before being exported to Australia where he won another $400k before being exported to the US
Devil Dodger (1.50.8) Grp 1 and 3 winner
Devil Dodger won $724,666, 38 wins and 63 placings
The Devils Own (1.48US) NZ Record 2YO and Overall
The Devils Own had plenty of speed at 2 and won the Yearling Sales 2YO Open. Unfortunately for The Devils Own he was up against the likes of Chase Auckland, Spankem, Ultimate Sniper in his 3 and 4 year old seasons and was exported to the US where he is racing currently.
Yagunnakissmeornot has now had 34 starts for 12 wins and 10 places. She is a lovely trotting filly from our Miss Whiplash Line and has given immense enjoyment to her owners.
Wanna Play (1.57.1 T) Grp 2 winner and NZ Record (2YO)
Wanna Play only raced 32 times for 5 wins and 12 placings and $91,191 in stakes. She is now a broodmare and her first foal Wanna play with Me has already achieved 2 NZ records and won 6 from 16 starts.
Sex on Fire (1.58.3T) NZ Record (2YO)
Hot Pants (1.59.6T) NZ Record (4YO)
Double Delight (1.58.4T) NZ Record (2YO)
Double Delight is by Captaintreacherous so is meant to pace but she prefers to trot. To date she has had 3 starts for 3 wins and one of them was the 2yo Ruby Jewels where she bet the boys and broke a NZ Record.
Other winners from Tardina Farms over the years include Speech is Silver, Racer(1.55.3)$109,894, Stevies(1.51.4US), Hunka Hickling(1.54.2US), , Your Good Fortune, Hot Pants, Emma Hamilton, Dutch Annie, Playmate of the Year, Hi Ho Silver Lining, Madame Heidi, Reine Guinevere, Reine Elizabeth, Masterstroke, Russley Emperor, Gene Tudor, Dutch Annie, La Reine, Russley Fancy, McAmber, Waitaki Warrior, Taihape Tickler, Atomic Lass (2007/08 NZ Broodmare of the Year), Give the Wink, The Endeavour, Hummer, Aha Reaction, Little Miss Perfect, Demimondaine, Master Stride, Nota Lada, Opoutama, Mystic Max, The Player, Shadie Sadie, Kissmeimloaded, Expensive Crumpet, Little Buckeroo, Dagger Vee.