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Trainer Cran Dalgety is looking forward to another 12 months at the highest level with reigning NZ Harness Horse of the Year Christen Me.

Cran prepared the stable star for a second consecutive Australasian Grand Circuit title last season, recording their first NSW Miracle Mile, NZ Free-For-All and Auckland Cup wins.

Also along the path to Christen Me’s $1.2 million winning season, he also won the end of season Easter Cup in race record time.

Cran also set a top personal goal last August, preparing a record fifth Australasian Breeders Crown Final winner when Katy Perry won the 2YO fillies division.

The 2013 NZ Trainers Premiership winner has now prepared the winners of 1040 races of $11.8 million in NZ alone since Laud won first-up in his colours in 1992.

His will try for an elusive New Zealand Cup win with Christen Me in November.

This site is designed to keep you informed with latest stable news and other items of national and international harness racing interest.

Also, 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.

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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Early sustaining 2016 NZ Derby payments

EARLY SUSTAINING PAYMENT DATES FOR 2016 NZ DERBY November 24, 2015 Nominations for the 2016 Muscara Standardbreds New Zealand Derby will be taken mid-December to increase exposure and to enable fixed odds markets to open earlier. Nominations for the Derby will close at 3pm on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Muscara Standardbreds New Zealand Derby –…


Legend stays south, Mac going north

BIT OF A LEGEND STAYING SOUTH, MIGHTY FLYING MAC FOR AUCKLAND RACING Bit Of Legend is to continue his 6YO racing chasing the southern NZ circuit over the summer after finishing eighth, 3.7 lengths from winner Tiger Tara, in a blanket finish to the $240,000 Woodlands NZ Free-For-All at Addington on Show day. Alternately, Hannon…


Lightning Mach superb on NZ Cup day

LIGHTNING MACH SHOWS A GOOD SENSE OF OCCASION  Kentuckiana Lodge trainer and driver Dexter Dunn had a mixed 2015 New Zealand Cup day but were happy to get an early win with Lightning Mach on NZ’s biggest harness day. She has a chance at a $40,000 Listed $40,000 Nevele R Sires Stakes Southern Mares Classic…


Debutante 3YO fillies deliver at Rangiora

BETTOR BE A LADY AND SECRET NOTION LAUNCH CAREERS WITH WINNING DEBUTS West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety rolled out two promising 3YO pacing fillies in Bettor Be A Lady and Secret Notion, at the Rangiora meeting on Thursday, November 5. Both saluted the judge with tidy winning efforts in the hands of champion driver Dexter…


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Chevrons Champions in good Perth form

CHEVRONS CHAMPION NOTCHES THIRD WIN IN FOUR PERTH STARTS Former Kentuckiana Lodge filly Chevrons Champion continues to make her mark in West Australia, winning her third race from four starts there, at Bunbury on Saturday, November 14. She was untroubled to hold the lead from the ace in a C0 2100m pace, rating 2:01.8 and…


Final NZ Cup ratings

ARDEN ROONEY FIRMS FOR NZ CUP, FINAL NZ CUP RANKINGS Arden Rooney, who fought tenaciously for back-to-back Alabar Kaikoura Cup wins on Monday, November 2, 2015, has shortened further to join Messini as a $6 third favourite to win next Tuesday’s $750,000 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup. Smolda remains the $3.30 favourite with the NZ…


Trent Lethaby has first tote win

TRENT LETHABY SCORES FIRST WIN AT MANAWATU Former Kentuckiana Lodge junior driver Trent Lethaby scored his first win with debut runner Bubbly Babe at Manawatu on Thursday, October 29. Bubbly Babe, co-owned by Trent, is a 4YO half-sister by McArdle to the good Kentuckiana Lodge winners Major Bubbles (1:59.5, nine wins), Mac Bubbles (1:57.1, seven…


Regulus earns $100,000 in the USA

REGULUS TOPS $US100,000 FOR THE YEAR STATESIDE Regulus, a former $100,000 winner in NZ for the Kentuckiana Lodge team, is also now a $US100,000 earner after winning his sixth race of the year in North America on October 24. The speed pacer lowered his North American best to 1:51.4 (fifths) on a half-mile track when…

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