BONNIE JOAN WINS RANGIORA FRIDAY WORKOUT Bonnie Joan, last season’s NZ record-breaking filly, is to resume in a $13,000 up to rating 90 mares mile at Ashburton on Monday week, October 23. Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety gave the daughter of Somebeachsomewhere and Wave Runner another preparatory run at the Rangiora workouts on Friday, October…Details
CRAN DALGETY RACING STABLES
Welcome to the Cran Dalgety Racing Stables website.
Cran has last season’s Northern Derby winner, Raukapuka Ruler, back in training and set to command the stable’s flagship role this term.
He’s also rapt to have last season’s smart pacing filly Bonnie Joan near racing pitch again.
Bettor Joy and Master Moonlite, both semi-final Australasian Breeders Crown winners in August, will tackle the 3YO features later this term, while Pat’s Delight, a winner of three from six 2YO starts, is gearing up for the Sires Stakes Heats this spring.
Well-performed half-brothers, Art Union and Alpha Rock, will continue to represent the stable in tight class spring racing.
Cran is excited by the prospects of several promising new season 2YOs as he rebuilds the race team following exports to North America last term of former stable star Christen Me and the good-winning 3YOs, On The Rantan and Baileys Rock.
Winner of the NZ trainers premiership in 2013, Cran has won most of the big races on the Australasian Grand Circuit, including five Australasian Breeders Crown Final titles.
Cran has prepared over 1160 winners of over $13 million in stakes in NZ alone since Laud won first-up in his colours in 1992.
This site is designed to keep you informed with latest stable news and other items of national and international harness racing interest.
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 PUSHES GO BUTTON WITH PAT’S DELIGHT IN SIRES HEAT Ten-time drivers premiership winner Dexter Dunn was in sub-lime form at Addington on Friday, October 6, with the Cran Dalgety-trained Pat’s Delight. Dexter produced an enterprising drive to bring about the defeat of hot favourite The Devil’s Own in the opening Addington NRM Sires’ Stakes…Details
GOOD WEEKEND FOR RIGHTEOUS FRANCO Gore breeder Pat Kubala enjoyed a good weekend in New Zealand and North America with the win of Pat’s Delight at Addington on Friday night, backed up by a Yonkers Raceway, North America, win by half-sister, Lightning Mach, on Saturday (NZ time). Lightning Mach (6m Mach Three-Righteous Franco, by Falcon…Details
PAT’S DELIGHT IN WINNING FORM FOR SERIES Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety was pleased with the winning resumption of Pat’s Delight at Addington on Friday night, September 29, but is wary of the impressive form of Chase Auckland going into next week’s opening NRM Sires Stakes 3YO Heat. “Hopefully we can keep up with Chase…Details
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NZ HARNESS NEWS, October 16, 2017 MONBET OUT OF SUMMER RACING Champion trotter Monbet has suffered a further setback in his attempt to return the race track. The Canterbury square-gaiter was due to have a workout at Ashburton on Tuesday, but a knee issue cropped up late last week and that plan has been abandoned.…Details
NZ HARNESS NEWS, October 15, 2017 BANNER TITANIC IN METHVEN CUP Otago pacer Titan Banner continued his march toward the second Tuesday in November with a bold win in Sunday’s $35,000 Methven Cup under the Southern Alps. The Graeme Anderson-trained pacer, who won the Hannon Memorial in September, added another slice of silverware to the…Details
NZ HARNESS NEWS, OCTOBER 12, 2017 MARK PURDON TRAINS 2000th NZ WINNER Twelve-time New Zealand training premiership winner Mark Purdon had achieved just about everything imaginable in harness racing. But at Addington on a moderate Thursday card, he hit another career milestone, joining his father, Roy, and brother, Barry, as the only trainers to have…Details
MORE ACTION WITH DOMINION RANKINGS Once again there was more action in the Haras des Trotteurs Dominion Rankings than there was in its pacing counterpart. The already highly ranked Bordeaux confirmed his Dominion spot with a gritty win in the Canterbury Park Trotting Cup last week at Addington. That same race also saw several of…Details