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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.

2016 YEARLING SALES SYNDICATIONS

ONLY TWO SHARES LEFT IN NZ YEARLING SALES PURCHASES

Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has only two 10 percent shares left for purchase in two quality yearlings secured from the 2016 NZ Yearling Sales.

They will be trained with a view to a 2YO race programme, thereby maximising the best early return for shareholders.

BETTOR JOY (Bettor’s Delight-Joyfulbelle filly), full purchase price, $80,000, now being syndicated.

Better Joy

Better Joy

A dark bay filly by champion sire Bettor’s Delight, Bettor Joy is a the sister to 2011 Southland Oaks winner Jumpforjoy (p2, 1:56.5; p3, 1:55.8, seven wins and seven placings from just 21 starts for Clark Barron, earning $94,655) and half-sister to former NZ record holder Joyfuljoy (1:51.6, US, 11 NZ wins incl. the 2009 Harness Jewels Diamond in 1:54.4 & NZ Sires Stakes 3YO Fillies Final, plus six USA wins for over $480,000).

Pride N Joy, a sister to Joyfuljoy (by Mach Three), qualified in 1:59.5 (1609m) as a two-year-old, but went straight to stud unraced.

Another half-sister in Fullojoy (by Grinfromeartoear) was a minor 3YO winner before being retired to stud.

Bettor Joy, is the sixth foal from Joyfulbelle (1:56.3), herself a smart filly winning eight and being placed 10 times from only 22 starts for $58,798, for Southland trainer Clark Barron.

Joyfulbelle ran fourth in the 2003 NZ Oaks, won by Pullover Brown, in then NZ record time for a 3YO filly, and was also a notable runnerup to Coburg in the Group Two 2004 Premier Mares Championship at Addington.

“Bettor Joy looks more suited to 2YO racing than some others from the family,” said trainer Cran Dalgety.

“She looks like maturing at an early age this article and this is a strong filly family.”

Joyfulbelle’s half-sister Hit The Switch, a minor NZ winner, has won 20 in the USA and taken a record of 1:54.6, while others to shine in recent seasons from the family include good Australian winner (Heza) Panamach (p3, 1:58.2, 16 wins & $A109,057) and smart Southland pacer Statham (six wins and four seconds from 13 starts for $46,486).

Statham rated a smart 1:59.1 for the mobile 2600m to win in 3:12.5 at Addington on November 13.

MASTER MOONLITE (Art Major-Miss Moonlite colt), full purchase price, $76,000.

Master Moonlite is the first foal from the speedy Miss Moonlite (1:54.7, 13 wins & $213,167, including the 4YO Australasian Breeders Crown 4YO Mares Final at Melton has the bonus of being Victorian Breeders Series eligible, as well as being entered for the Australasian Breeders Crown, Bathurst Gold Crown, the NZ Sires Stakes and NZ Yearling Sales series.

 

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Master Moonlite

Master Moonlite

“He’s bred on the classic Art Major-Christian Cullen cross,” said Cran.

“I expect him to be a leading contender for early 2YO racing because of his masculine build and maturity at this early stage.”

“Its also a bonus to have the only one from the NZ Yearling Sales to be eligible for the Victoria Breeders Series.”

Master Moonlite’s dam, Miss Moonlite, was also a notable third in the Group One 2011 New Zealand Oaks behind Carabella and Donegal Delight at Addington during her NZ race career for Andrew Stuart.

Miss Moonlite is herself a daughter of former outstanding international racemare Dancingonmoonlight (1:53.2, US, 19 wins & $402,832), who won the 2000 Australasian Breeders Crown 3YO Fillies Final and New South Wales Oaks.

Dancingonmoonlight (Holmes Hanover-Woodpecker) is the dam of four individual winners, with two others in 2:00, namely Bettor Still (1:56.3, 16 Aust. wins & $110,835) and Major Change (p3, 1:58.6 mile rate, 2100m, six wins).

Major Moonlite’s third dam Woodpecker (p3, 1:58.9) won three races as a 3YO and ran third in the 1990 Great Northern Oaks for trainer-driver John Langdon.

Woodpecker, by Lordship, left six individual winners at stud, highlighted by Dancingonmoonlight.

For further information, please contact Cran Dalgety, by phone 03-318-1606, or 027-436-0667, or email c.dalgety@xtra.co.nz

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