Kentuckiana Lodge


Trainer Cran Dalgety bid farewell to stable star Christen Me in March but Northern Derby winner Raukapuka Ruler is developing into a classy replacement.

Its not easy to replace horse a near $2.5 million earner, but thats the nature of racing.

Cran is excited by the youngsters going through their paces at Kentuckiana Lodge as he strives to mould the next wave of potential superstars.

Winner of the NZ trainers premiership in 2013, Cran has won most of the big races on the Australasian Grand Circuit.

However, the NZ Cup and Inter Dominion Pacing Grand Final, are two features that remain in his sights.

He also has a record five Australasian Breeders Crown Final titles to his credit.

Cran has prepared over 1140 winners of $13 million in stakes in NZ alone since Laud won first-up in his colours in 1992.

He is enjoying another strong season with over 40 wins on the board.

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

Bonnie Joan sizzles to NZ record on slushy track

BONNIE JOAN TOO SLICK IN FRONT OVER 1700m The enormous gate speed of emerging Kentuckiana Lodge filly Bonnie Joan was the catalyst in bringing the first defeat of hot favourite Partyon, and was also instrumental in an unlikely NZ record at Forbury Park on Thursday, April 13. Paryton, after being left parked in the open,…


Bonnie Joan untroubled with fresh Winton win

BONNIE JOAN READY FOR AUTUMN 3YO FILLY RACING Kentuckiana Lodge filly Bonnie Joan couldn’t have been more impressive at Winton on Sunday, April 9, as she tunes up for the feature 3YO classics in autumn/early winter. Bonnie Joan, first-up from a let-up after taking a fast 1:52.8 mile mark at Ashburton on February 4, was…


Chevron Express to try for Trot Oaks double

CHEVRON EXPRESS TO HEAD NORTH FOR ANOTHER OAKS Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has decided to bypass next Friday’s $80,000 NZ Trotting Derby with Chevron Express, in favour of an extended Auckland campaign. Cran, and top driver Dexter Dunn, gained their first wins in the Group Two $40,000 Storer Motors NZ Trotting Oaks after Dex…


Pat’s Delight for Group Two feature

PAT’S DELIGHT TO TRY HIS LUCK IN NZ WELCOME STAKES Lightly-raced Kentuckiana Lodge juvenile Pats Delight is to be given his chance at Group Two level in the $40,000 Avon City Ford NZ Welcome Stakes at Addington next Friday, on April 7. “He’ll be a bottom-tier runner in the Welcome Stakes with several more advanced…


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Shadow Boxer in Aust. Pacing Gold semi-final

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Bit Of A Legend wins a 2017 Levy eliminaton

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Benchmark wins at Menangle

BENCHMARK WINS TUESDAY MENANGLE RACE Benchmark, racing in Australia as The Benchmark for co-owner and trainer Murray Howard, notched his first Menangle win on Tuesday, March 21. Third-up since crossing the Tasman, Benchmark appreciate a return to mobile racing after making mistakes at both previous stand start events at Menangle. Driven by Murray on Tuesday…

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