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CRAN DALGETY RACING STABLES

Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is looking forward to a late autumn-winter campaign with two-time Australasian Grand Circuit winner Christen Me after the top pacer returned on a record-equalling note in the Rangiora Classic on April 24.
Christen Me, after a sensational previous season, had his 2015 NZ Cup campaign derailed by a virus, but could be a serious contender again in 2016.
Only seven, Christen Me has won 31 of 51 starts for $2.3 million in earnings.
The stable is going through a re-building phase but racked up its 40th win for the season with a winning double by Donegal Bettorgetch and Christen Me at Rangiora.
Cran, who has a record (for a NZ trainer) of five Australasian Breeders Crown Final wins, won the 2013 NZ Trainers Premiership.
He enjoyed a spectacular run in 2014-15 with Christen Me, winning the NZ Free-For-All, Miracle Mile, Victoria Cup, Auckland Cup and Easter Cup.
Cran, in previous seasons, also won a Hunter Cup and the Chariots Of Fire Christen Me in Australia.
The Kentuckiana Lodge mentor has also won previous Victoria Cups with Desperate Comment (1996-97) and Bettor’s Strike (2009), and numerous Group races in NZ.
This site is updated regularly including the “Cran Rates His Runners” link in the news section above, which gives Cran’s thoughts on his starters.¬†Please return here regularly for further updates.

Cran, has topped $1 million in stable earnings for the fifth consecutive season and is closing in on 1000 NZ training wins.

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Fifth Edition on comeback trail in Friday FFA

FIFTH EDITION LOOKING FOR RACE AFTER QUIET MONDAY TRIAL Fifth Edition is set to return to racing at Addington on Friday night, after a proposed $11,000 free-for-all over 1950m attracted nine acceptors. He will start from gate seven in the preferential draw pace, with bigger earners, Tijuana Bromac and Mighty Flying Mac drawn outside him.…

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Christen Me confirms Oz trip

CHRISTEN ME SECOND IN WINTER CUP; AUSSIE TRIP LOCKED & LOADED Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has locked in Christen Me’s proposed Sydney campaign despite being narrowly beaten in the Winter Cup at Addington on Saturday, May 21. “We’re set to go there all guns a blazing,” Cran said. “He will lift even more now…

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North team taking shape

KENTUCKIANA LODGE TEAM HEADING NORTH FOR UPCOMING RACING¬† Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has six earmarked to campaign in the north over the next few weeks. Smart 3YO filly trotter Donegal Bettorgretch and last week’s Nevele R Fillies Consolation winner Double Shot are scheduled to race at Auckland on Friday week, May 27. Also going…

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Christen Me to start if race goes ahead

CHRISTEN ME LOOKING FOR WINTER CUP START OVER 3200m Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is keen to give comeback king Christen Me another pre-Aussie conditioning run at Addington on Saturday afternoon, May 21. He’s one of six nominations for the proposed $20,000 C5-0C Garden City Florist Winter Cup over 3200m. However, the big question is…

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