(OUR) BETTOR JOY WINS 2YO FILLIES SEMI-FINAL; DRAWS TWO IN FINAL Kentuckiana Lodge juvenile pacing fillies (Our) Bettor Joy and Chevron Express have both drawn barrier two for their respective Australasian Breeders Crown Finals next Sunday, August 27, while stablemate Master Moonlite has drawn four on the second row for the 2YO colts and geldings…Details
CRAN DALGETY RACING STABLES
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.
NZ HARNESS NEWS AUGUST 19, 2017 KIWIS HIT FORM LATE Kiwi reinsmen Dexter Dunn and Mark Purdon scored their first wins of the World Drivers Championship in the fifth and final leg of the series at Charlottetown in Canada on Saturday, August 19 (NZ time). The title was narrowly won by Canada’s James MacDonald, 31, who triumphed in his home province of…Details
NZ HARNESS NEWS AUGUST 18 NZ METRO REVIEW RONALD J CONTINUES WIN STREAK, DONEGAL BETTORGRETCH TOPS $100K The good news for rival trainers of Brookside trainer Paul Nairn is that they won’t be racing against rising trot star Ronald J again until just before the NZ Cup meeting at Addington in November. The bad news…Details
LAST TERM’S JUNIOR CHAMPION RETURNS ON A MISSION Rory McIlwrick, last season’s NZ Junior Drivers Champion with 39 wins, will try to win just his second drive as an open driver for one of his early bosses, Cran Dalgety, at Addington on Friday night. Rory, who returned to the payroll at Kentuckiana Lodge last week,…Details
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NZ HARNESS NEWS, SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 BITE THE BULLET RUNS FAST LAST QUARTER; BEN HOPE RULES WITH NAMESAKE Bite The Bullet and driver John Dunn bagged the $14,500 Kurow Cup when they sprinted home in 26.4sec for their last 400m, holdng out comeback mare New Years Jay at Oamaru on Sunday, August 20. Bite The Bullet led early from 10…Details
NZ HARNESS NEWS AUGUST 19 ANGEL FINDS HER WINGS Canterbury trainer Barry Ward’s first trip to Australia for the 2017 Breeders Crown on Saturday at Bendigo didn’t go smoothly, but while they landed behind schedule he is happy with the way speedy filly Angel Of Harlem has settled in. A fog-delayed flight from Christchurch last week disrupted his plans,…Details
NZ HARNESS NEWS PLACINGS NOT ENOUGH TO HELP DEXTER IN WDC Dexter Dunn did his best to stay in contention at the World Drivers Championship in Canada with two seconds on Day 4 (Thursday afternoon NZ time), but is now virtually out of the running to defend his 2015 title. The drivers made their way to the Hippodrome…Details
NZ HARNESS NEWS DEATH OF RAY SHARPE Canterbury horseman Ray Sharpe passed away on Thursday morning after a 15-month battle with kidney cancer. Sharpe, 48, and his family returned to Christchurch in June after living in New York for the best part of a decade. He trained 104 winners in North America in that time, to go with 22 wins accrued…Details