RUAKAPUKA RULER REIGNS SUPREME AGAIN AT ADDINGTON Raukapuka Ruler, despite getting a little steamed up before the start and being sent to the unruly at Addington on Friday, February 17, gave his supporters no cause for concern when the tapes were released in the $20,000 C2 Fahey Fence Hire Pace. The dominating $2.20 favourite just…Details
CRAN DALGETY RACING STABLES
Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is again seeking expressions of interest for the upcoming Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, Auckland, on February 20, and the NZ Premier Yearling Sale in Christchurch on February 21-22.
He has inspected a large percentage of the yearlings in both sales, with trips throughout NZ to all main regions.
“I can cater to fill any budget. We can put people in shares no matter how big or how small,” he said.
Cran, the trainer of former two-time Australasian Grand Circuit champ Christen Me (1:49.1, 32 wins & $2.46 million), and former Grand Circuit stars in Desperate Comment and Bettor’s Strike, has an impressive record of developing quality young pacers.
He has trained a record for a NZ trainer of five Australasian Breeders Crown Final winners and won the 2013 NZ Trainers Premiership.
Cran has had notable success with such syndications who became major 2YO winners such as $41,000 buy and subsequent $1.1 million earner Smiling Shard, p2, 1:53.7), Bit Of A Legend ($50,000 yearling, 1:51 winner of $1.2 million in NZ, Aust. & the USA), Katy Perry ($17,500 yearllng, 1:51.1, winner of $491,783) and Onlyforyou ($35,000 yearling, 1:55.8, winner of $365,459).
Cran’s other yearling sales notables include former Grand Circuit star Bettor’s Strike ($70,000 yearling, former Victoria Cup winner of $890,201), Sparks A Flyin ($11,000 yearling, winner of $627,218 world-wide), London Legend ($22,000 yearling, winner of $456,124), Texican ($70,000 yearling, 1:50.2, US, winner of NZ 3YO Sires Final & over $800,000 world-wide), Bettor Move It ($22,000 yearling, winner of $150,850), former Welcome Stakes winner Orl Black ($52,000 yearing, 1:51 US, winner of $117,765 in NZ & nearly $370,000 world-wide), Lightning Raider ($55,000 yearling, winner of $119,597 in NZ, and $491,292 world-wide), London Pride ($22,000 yearling, winner of $116,365 in NZ), Mighty Flying Mac ($55,000 yearling, winner of nearly $250,000 incl. Hannon Memorial) and Regulus ($68,000 yearling, winner of $NZ107,382 & 1:51.8h USA winner).
If interested in securing shares in yearlings from the sales, please contact Cran on either 03-318-1606 or 0274-360-667.
FAST ASHBURTON WINS ENCOURAGING SIGNS FOR UPCOMING AGE GROUP FEATURES Kentuckiana Lodge stablemates, Bonnie Joan and Chevron Express, both took significant steps toward feature age group racing over the next few months when successful at Ashburton on Saturday, February 4. Bonnie Joan made the most of her opportunity in the opening Nevele R Fillies Heat,…Details
RAUKAPUKA RULER CONTINUES TO SHARPEN Raukapula Ruler’s emphatic Addington win on Friday, January 27, was especially pleasing for embattled Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety. Cran, who will defend himself against the Racing Integrity Unit over cobalt-related supplement feed issues found in positive swabs late last year, was confident Raukapuka Ruler could make a statement with…Details
NELSON WINNER CHEVRON EXPRESS ADDS TO BIG-WINNING FAMILY Diminuitive trot filly Chevron Express was rewarded with her elusive maiden win on the second day of the Nelson Harness Racing Club’s summer meeting on Sunday, January 15. Chevron Express (3f Muscle Mass-Kathy Galleon), made amends after pacing away on the first day, having to go into…Details