Kentuckiana Lodge


Welcome to the Cran Dalgety Racing Stables website.

The Kentuckiana Lodge team will be chasing further features with top mare Bonnie Joan, last season’s Northern Derby and December’s Ashburton Cup winner Raukapuka Ruler, and multiple Group-winning filly Bettor Joy, during the first few months of 2018.

Pat’s Delight is set to return to chase the 3YO features after a let-up following November’s New Zealand Cup meeting.

The stable bid farewell to good earners, Art Union, Alpha Rock, Innocent Artist and Shineoucrazydiamond in December, but there is a good new wave of youngsters coming through to try and advance their claims.

Cran, winner of the NZ trainers premiership in 2013, is again among the leaders on the premiership, sharing 4th equal after racing at Auckland on December 15.

The stable has won most of the big races on the Australasian Grand Circuit, including five Australasian Breeders Crown Final titles and will endeavour to keep the successes flowing in 2017-18.

Cran has prepared 1180 NZ winners of over $13.6 million in stakes 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 harness racing interest.

The “Cran Rates His Runners” link in the news section is updated regularly.

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.

Latest News

Raukapuka Ruler does just enough in Ashburton Cup

NZ HARNESS NEWS, December 24, 2017 RAUKAPUKA RULER FALLS IN TO WIN ASHBURTON CUP Fifty metres can be a long distance in harness racing and Dexter Dunn nearly found it out the hard way in Sunday’s Ashburton Cup with Raukapuka Ruler. The champion driver was forced to call on all of his urging skills to…


Master Moonlite missing Auckland 3YO feature

MASTER MOONLITE DELIVERS BUT TO MISS AUCKLAND YEARLING SALES RACE Faithful supporters of Master Moonlite were rewarded third-up in the up to rating 60 Diamond Creed Farm Mobile Pace at Addington on Friday, December 23. He’d been the beaten favourite at both his earlier Addington starts this month in faster overall races but left no…


Alpha Rock, Innocent Artist, sold

ALPHA ROCK & INNOCENT ARTIST FOR AUSTRALIA The turnover of well-performed pacers out of the Cran Dalgety stable continued last week with the sales of Alpha Rock and Innocent Artist to Australian interests. “It would be nice to keep them but they had just reached their marks in New Zealand. They were just in grades…


Bettor Joy adds Gr. 2 Ladyship Stakes to smart record

NZ HARNESS NEWS, December 15, 2017 DEXTER GETS BETTOR JOY HOME IN LADYSHIP A peach of a drive from Dexter Dunn saw Bettor Joy win the $85,625 Group 2 Peter Breckon Memorial Caduceus Club Ladyship Stakes at Alexandra Park this evening. For the second time in as many weeks, the speedy daughter of Bettor’s Delight…


Meet The Team

Chrissy Dalgety
Chrissie Dalgety

Administration/Public Relations Manager

Dexter Dunn
Dexter Dunn


Cran Dalgety
Cran Dalgety


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US Hall Of Famer available for drives

US HALL OF FAME DRIVER DAVID MILLER VISITING NZ   Top North American reinsman David Miller is available for drives in Canterbury at Addington next Friday, and the Motukarara meeting next Sunda. Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety can be a contact for anyone wishing to secure Miller’s services. Miller, an American Hall Of Fame driver…


Lazarus’s hoof on the improve

NZ HARNESS NEWS, January 16, 2018 LAZARUS BOUNCING BACK IN WA HEAVEN ROCKS DRAWS ACE FOR AUST. DEBUT An injury which threatened to derail a potential summer of glory for superstar pacer Lazarus is looking like being back on track despite missing a Western Australia feature this weekend. The champion, who produced a phenomenal performance…


Lazurus gallant second in Fremantle Cup

NZ HARNESS NEWS, January 13, 2018 LAZARUS MONSTROUS IN FREMANTLE CUP DEFEAT Despite putting up arguably the biggest performance of his career, Kiwi champion Lazarus came up narrowly short of winning Friday night’s A$300,000 Fremantle Cup in Perth. He was posted parked three-wide for the entire 2536-metre journey in the hands of Mark Purdon but…


Smiling Shard colt in form

SMILING SHARD COLT IN FORM Former star Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Smiling Shard has left in-form Victorian pacer Smart Little Shard, a winner of four of his last five starts. A colt from a NZ-bred Holmes Hanover mare in Jules Hanover, Smart Little Shard justified his short $1.30 quote, leading throughout the $A10,000 2Contruct Pace C0…

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