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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.

Latest News

Cran rapt with Christen Me’s 2nd trial

CHRISTEN ME & OTHER CUP ASPIRANTS PLEASE WITH TRIAL/WORKOUTS West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety was back to work with a spring in his step as he rolled out four NZ Cup nominees for public outings this week. Cran, after returning from his Irish expedition on Monday, was on the job at Ashburton on Tuesday, August…


Horse of the Year wins trial

HORSE OF YEAR CHRISTEN ME RESUMES WITH PACEWORK TRIAL Christen Me, confirmed as 2015 NZ Harness Horse of the Year at the Harness Racing Awards in Christchurch last Saturday, launched himself into a new racing term at the Addington trials on Monday, August 10. While some were surprised to see the superstar stepping out in…


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…


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Orl Black in form at Yonkers

(HEEZ) ORL BLACK SCORES 5TH USA WIN OF THE YEAR (Heez) Orl Black, a former G1 2011 $80,000 NZ Welcome Stakes winner at Addington as a juvenile for the Cran Dalgety stable, is another racing successfully in New York. Orl Black was sold out of the stable to Perth interests after winning six races and $117,765.…


Old Lightning Raider wins in USA

LIGHTING RAIDER KEEPS WINNING SEVERAL YEARS ON FROM KENTUCKIANA LODGE Two former useful Kentuckiana Lodge pacers topped and tailed a $US25,000 conditioned pace at Yonkers Raceway, New York, last Saturday (US time, August 29, 2015). Lightning Raider, a former Group Two 2010 Pelorus Trust 4YO Stakes and Group Three 2010 Kumeu Cup winner for the…


NZ Cup/Dominion first rankings

NEW ZEALAND CUP & DOMINION HANDICAP FIRST RANKINGS THE Addington/HRNZ Ranking Committee had a busy time on Wednesday, August 26, dealing to two sets of rankings for the first time at its initial meeting for 2015. NZ Cup rankings as at August 26. 1. Christen Me 2. Arden Rooney 3. Smolda 4. Franco Nelson 5.…


Former stablemates run Perth quinella

BUNGALOW BILL HOLDS CALAIS AT GLOUCESTER PARK Former Kentuckiana Lodge stablemates, Bungalow Bill and Calais, ran the quinella in a C2 pace at Gloucester Park, Perth, on Tuesday August 18. Bungalow Bill started a hot $1.30 favourite from the three gate in the hands of junior claiming driver Lauren Jones. The Bettor’s Delight-Strawberry Fields gelding…

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