Hamilton: Dream start as son shines out of the shadows

27 September 2021 | Adam Hamilton

MOVING countries to chase your dream is one thing, but doing it and emerging from the shadows of a champion father is something else.

That’s what 2021 has been all about for Nathan Purdon.

When you carry the most famous surname in this part of the harness racing world, it has as many challenges as it does advantages. Expectations are high, but so is the pressure.

Throw in being sent the best mares of the modern era to train and that pressure goes to another level.

It was the ultimate double-edged sword. If Amazing Dream fired for Purdon, it’s only what was expected because she’s a champion. If she didn’t, then maybe it’s his fault.



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