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CRAN DALGETY RACING STABLES
TWO QUALITY YEARLINGS BEING SYNDICATED
Cran has secured these two yearlings with the intention of racing them in
the early 2 year old racing season.
They are . . .
ARDEN ROANKE (Art Major-Rocknroll Arden colt).
NZ Premier Yeariing Sale purchase price, $155,000 + GST.
This colt is to be syndicated into 10% shares at $15,500.00 + GST each.
Trainer Cran Dalgety is excited by the opportunity to develop a close relative of former stable star Bettor’s Strike (1:55.7 mile rate, 2240m), the winner of 16 races for $890,201 including the 2009 Victoria Cup and a late closing second to Monkey King in the 2009 New Zealand Cup.
By classic-winning 2 & 3 sire Art Major, Arden Roanoke is the first foal from the good-winning mare Rocknroll Arden (p3, 1:54.8), who race-placed in 1:52.4 at three when second at Ashburton in a Nevele R Fillies Heat.
Rocknroll Arden scored six wins including the 2013 Caduceus Club Of Southland 2YO Classic. She was also the runnerup to Venus Serena in the 2014 Northern Oaks, and third to Venus Serena and Ideal Belle in the Nevele R Fillies Final.
Rocknroll Arden is a Rocknroll Hanover half-sister to Bettor’s Strike, and the big-winning mares Arden’s Choice (1:55.1, seven wins & $270,521), who ran third to Dream About Me in this season’s Group One Auckland Cup), Southwind Arden (1:58.4, nine wins & $150,127) and Bella Arden (1:57.3, five wins).
Cran also trained Arden Roanoke’s grand-dam Winter Rose (In The Pocket- Bella Chip) to win a Magness Benrow Sires Fillies 2YO Heat at Addington, along with a couple of placings, from only nine starts.
Winter Rose, the 2015 NZ Broodmare Excellence Award winner, is a sister to fast pacer Bella’s Boy (1:52, US), who won the 2002 Australasian Breeders Crown 2YO colts & geldings Final, and the 2003 Victoria Derby, when co-owned by Ardmore trainer Tony Herlihy and the late John Seaton.
Bella’s Boy (In The Pocket-Bella Chip, by Peoples Blue Chip-Orbell), who returned to NZ for a late racing and short stud career after taking his 1:52 mark in the United States, won 16 of 59 starts for $473,171.
Winter Rose and Bella’s Boy are from another fast performer in Bella Chp (1:52.6, US), who won five in NZ & 11 in the USA, earning $131,120.
Bella Chip was a sister to a top NZ mare in Lento (1:56.4, 15 wins & $272,110), who won two NZ Standardbred Breeders Stakes in 1995-96, and also won two Premier Mares Championship at Addington in 1994 and 1996.
Bella Chip is also a half-sister to Abbeyfell, the unraced New York Motoring dam of a former top pacer for Geoff Small in Awesome Armbro (1:49.8, US, 19 wins & $648,754) and also dam of Altruistic, the Il Vicolo dam of former 10-win Southland mare Sheeza Shark, now a 1:51.2 winner in the US.
The family keeps producing with Lento leaving another smart filly in Whanau (1:57.1, 10 wins from 32 starts).
Light Chase, the lightly-raced Good Chase dam of Bella Chip and Lento, was a half-sister to former top 1980s pacer Trident (14 wins incl. the 1985 NZ Welcome Stakes & 1986 NZ Messenger for $235,045).
Light Chase was also a half-sister to Lochaime, the dam of former smart pacers in the ill-fated 1995 Welcome Stakes 2YO winner Corumba (1:58.1), six wins from 24 starts) and Warloch (nine wins).
Lochaime also left the unraced Awesome Dream, the dam of former speedy fillies in Inspiring Dash (1:59, five wins) and Gail Devers (10 wins from 19 starts).
Inspiring Dash (by Falcon Seelster) became the dam of champion filly Venus Serena (1:52.1, 16 wins from 34 starts for $796,497), along with Cracka Cullen (1:54.6, Aust) and Rona Lorraine (three wins), the latter a Group One 2YO winner and dam of useful fillies in Bettor Think Twice (1:57.3, four wins) and Bettor Think Quick (1:56.6, five wins from 16 starts), and this term’s minor Kentuckiana Lodge winner Black Raine.
ALABAMA SLAMMER (Rock N Roll Heaven-Amaretto Dream filly).
Australasian Classic Yearling Sale purchase price: $50,000 + GST.
This filly is likely to be syndicated into 25% shares, but other options are available.
Alabama Slammer, a filly by a sire of classic-winning young fillies, is from a smart family of 2YO winners and a champion colt on her maternal side.
She’s from Amaretto Dream (Artsplace-Adios Dream, by Caprock-Deborah Dundee).
This is the family of former brilliant 2 & 3YO Courage Under Fire (1:54.2, 41 wins from 56 starts for $1.55 million), current smart filly Delightful Memphis (1:55.5 mile rate, 1700m), four wins & $196,024), and fast Menangle mares winner Cyclone Kate (1:50.3), 17 wins & $298,323.
Courage Under Fire was unbeaten in his first 24 starts at two and three, winning six Derbys.
Amaretto Dream, the qualified Artsplace dam of this filly, is a half-sister to Smokey Lonesome (1:52.2, US), who won three at two and three in NZ, and went on to win 29 races in total, including 24 in North America; and Ransom Olds (p3, 1:54.9), the winner of two at two and three and 14 in total, including 12 Australian wins.
Amaretto Dream is also a half-sister to Cullen’s Creation, the dam of good West Australian winner Quite A Delight (1:54, nine wins & $112,189), good northern mare Millie Sampson (1:56.1, eight wins & $85,052), and handy Kentuckiana Lodge winner Kompressor (1:57.8, two wins and three seconds from just 11 starts).
Alabama Slammer’s grand-dam Adios Dream (p2, 1:58.4), won seven of 21 NZ starts, and won another nine in Australia, for $167,597.
Adios Dream, trained for her NZ racing by Wayne Ross, was good enough to beat the boys in the 1999 Group Two NZ Welcome Stakes for 2YOs at Addington, with subsequent four-time Derby and 3YO Sires Stakes Final winner Stars And Stripes getting closest.
She she also won two other Group Two 2YO features, the Te Awamutu Juvenile Stakes, and Morrinsville Juvenile Stakes.
Alabama Slammer’s third dam Deborah Dundee, who won three, left six individual winners and became the 1999 NZ Broodmare Excellence Award winner.
Besides leaving Adios Dream, she also left other speedy fillies in Advance Debra (only 2YO win in six starts coming in the NZ Sires Stakes 2YO Fillies Championship) and OK Deb (p3, 1:58.1, seven NZ wins plus two Australian wins).
Advance Debra famously became the dam at stud of Courage Under Fire, while
Erin Brokovich, a lightly-raced sister to Courage Under Fire, is the grand-dam of Cyclone Kate.
OK Deb is the grand-dam of Harley Earl (1:55.3, 10 wins) and class filly Delightful Memphis, winner of two of last season’s Group Three 2YO fillies features and the runnerup to Partyon in the Harness Jewels 2YO Diamond for trainer Mark Jones.
Delightful Memphis has also been the runnerup this term behind Spanish Armada in both the Group Two Caduceus Club Ladyship Stakes, the Group One Alabar Sires Stakes 3YO Fillies Championship, and the Listed PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 3YO Fillies Final.
If you are interested please contact us a.s.a.p., as we would love to take you on the experience of juvenile racing!
For further information, please contact Cran or Chrissie Dalgety, on 03-318-1606, or alternatively on Cran’s mobile (027-436-0667), or by our email address, firstname.lastname@example.org
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