Kentuckiana Lodge


Trainer Cran Dalgety has secured a second consecutive Australasian Grand Circuit title with flagship pacer Christen Me.

The brilliant Kiwi pacer provided the Kentuckiana Lodge mentor with his first NSW Miracle Mile, NZ Free-For-All and Auckland Cup wins this term.

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 continues to be in the top six on the NZ table and is looking to top the $1 million mark in domestic earnings for the sixth consecutive year.

He is currently sixth on this season’s NZ premiership race, having prepared the winners of over $830,000 in NZ alone this term.

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.

Latest News

I Will Rock You in Melbourne

I WILL ROCK YOU HAS CHANGE OF PLAN Last Friday’s Australasian Breeders Crown 2YO colts and geldings Addington heat winner I Will Rock You left for Melbourne on Monday. The Rock N Roll Heaven gelding had a change of plan after winning his ABC qualifier last week. “Brendan James (Melbourne co-owner) knows he can’t win…


Bonus ABC heat win for juvenile

BONUS WIN FOR I WILL ROCK YOU & STEVIE GOLDING I Will Rock You was basically untroubled to notch a bonus 2YO win in a two-horse the $5000 Australasian Breeders Crown 2YO colts and geldings heat at Addington on Friday, July 24. Leading junior driver Stevie Golding was also handed a bonus victory in his…


I Will Rock You a 3YO Sires Stakes contender ?

I WILL ROCK YOU TAKES 1:57.4 JUVENILE RECORD I Will Rock You, who earned a 1:57.4 juvenile mile mark with his first win at Ashburton on Sunday, July 19, may develop into 3YO Sires Stakes contention. The gelded son of Rock N Roll Heaven and Shakeliah (In The Pocket-Smooth Sheila) returns to Addington on Friday…


Chevrons Champion off to Perth

CHEVRONS CHAMPION LEAVES NZ RACING Chevrons Champion, twice a winner in nine 2YO starts for Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety, won’t advance her score in NZ next term. The Bettor’s Delight-Dreamsaregold filly has been sold by breeder-owner Graham Beirne, of Small Car Lord Ltd, to Perth interests for her future racing. “He has done a…


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Ex-K.L. pacers winning in Australia

FORMER KENTUCKIANA LODGE PACERS WINNING IN AUSTRALIA Despite a quiet domestic racing scene for Kentuckiana Lodge through July, former stable pacers have enjoyed a good run across the Tasman in late July. Bungalow Bill (3g Bettor’s Delight-Strawberry Fields) has notched back-to-back West Australian wins. Racing for the Greg Bond stable, Bungalow Bill won again as…


Robbie Close wins NZ Junior Championship

ROBBIE CLOSE ADDS NZ JUNIOR TITLE TO AUSTRALASIAN CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE By Matt Markham, HRNZ Robbie Close is now just one final hurdle away from his own near-perfect season. And you could bet your final dollar that the talented young horseman will be doing everything possible to overcome it. Close added the McMillians New Zealand Junior…


Robbie Close 2015 AYD Champ

ROBBIE CLOSE WINS 2015 AUSTRALASIAN YOUNG DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP HRNZ Media Release, May 12, 2015 The Lone Star Riccarton 2015 Australasian Young Drivers Championship was held throughout New Zealand last week. Ten drivers from across Australasia, including four from New Zealand and one from each state of Australia competed to win the annual event. The first…


New Addington winning post sponsor

NEW WINNING POST SPONSOR AT ADDINGTON Racegoers, event and function attendees and diners at our bar and bistro Spectators will notice a new design and sponsor of the Winning Post Area and its surrounds at Addington. Construction has recently taken place of the new Winning Post signage, which includes a brand new sponsor of the…

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