BIT OF A LEGEND TAKES OUT $US150,000 QUILLEN MEMORIAL Former top Kentuckiana Lodge pacers, Bit Of A Legend and Christen Me, starred at the Harrington programme at Delaware on Monday, US time (Tuesday, NZ time). The former had another great North American payday for the Harry von Knoblauch stable, trainer Peter Tritton and driver Jordan…Details
CRAN DALGETY RACING STABLES
Trainer Cran Dalgety bid farewell to stable star Christen Me in March but Northern Derby winner Raukapuka Ruler is developing into a classy replacement.
Its not easy to replace horse a near $2.5 million earner, but thats the nature of racing.
Cran is excited by the youngsters going through their paces at Kentuckiana Lodge as he strives to mould the next wave of potential superstars.
Winner of the NZ trainers premiership in 2013, Cran has won most of the big races on the Australasian Grand Circuit.
However, the NZ Cup and Inter Dominion Pacing Grand Final, are two features that remain in his sights.
He also has a record five Australasian Breeders Crown Final titles to his credit.
Cran has prepared over 1140 winners of $13 million in stakes in NZ alone since Laud won first-up in his colours in 1992.
He is enjoying another strong season with over 40 wins on the board.
This site is designed to keep you informed with latest stable news and other items of national and international harness racing interest.
Also, the “Cran Rates His Runners” link in the news section above is updated weekly, giving his thoughts on his starters for the week.
Please return here regularly for further updates.
DEXTER TAKING IN US RUGGERFEST THIS WEEKEND Ten-time champion NZ driver and 2015 World Driving Champion Dexter Dunn has taken a leave of absence from NZ harness racing this weekend. Dexter is taking in the four-day Aspen Ruggerfest tournament at Aspen, Colorado, in the United States, with the West Melton Warhogs. He was also overseas…Details
BIT OF A LEGEND TAKES YEARLY EARNINGS OVER $US410,000 Former dual Australasian Breeders Crown champ Bit Of A Legend has topped the $US410,000 mark in yearly earnings with his latest victory an open handicap at Yonkers Raceway, New York, over the weekend. This extends his earnings in the last two years in North America to…Details
NZ HARNESS NEWS, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 COLIN DE FILIPPI JOINS 2000 WIN CLUB Master reinsman Colin De Filippi wasted no time landing his 2000th NZ driving win at Addington on Friday, September 8. In his first drive for the night, he produced a customary magical drive on Izmok, a horse he co-owns and co-trains with…Details
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NZ HARNESS NEWS, September 20, 2017 DREAM ABOUT ME WITHDRAWN, OTHER TOPLINERS RETURN The powerful Allstars New Zealand Cup contingent had a slight setback early on Wednesday when champion mare Dream About Me was diagnosed with a foot abscess. Rolleston trainers Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen have subsequently withdrawn the pre-post favourite from Sunday’s Hannon…Details
NZ HARNESS NEWS SEPTEMBER 20 2017 WILLIAMSON APPEAL FAILS Invercargill trainer-driver Nathan Williamson’s appeal against a four-meeting ban for excessive use of the whip has failed. Williamson drove favourite Tas Man Bromac to win narrowly at Winton on September 7, but was charged with hitting the horse 21 times in the final 400 metres…Details
NZ HARNESS NEWS SEPT 18 2017 STEWARDS COULD BE FORCED TO BACK TRACK The Judicial Control Authority (JCA) can’t suspend amateur driver Ray Reekie for 30 months as the maximum penalty for his driving offence at Addington on Saturday is a one-year ban. The JCA initially slapped a 30-month ban on the veteran Canterbury amateur…Details
NZ HARNESS NEWS September 16, 2017 NZ METRO TC REVIEW Champion NZ harness racing trainers, Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen, are unlikely to have a starter in the first Australasian Grand Circuit race of the spring, the $A200,000 Victoria Cup on October 14, despite running first and third in the $26,400 Avon City Ford (New…Details