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Kentuckiana Lodge harness racing trainer Cran Dalgety notched his fifth Australiasian Breeders Crown victory when Katy Perry on the $A297,000 2YO Fillies Final in Victoria on Super Sunday, August 24.

Champion driver Dexter Dunn has partnered four of the Dalgety-trained ABC winners, winniing the 2009 2YO colts and gelding Final with Smiling Shard, then scoring back-to-back 2 & 3YO colts and geldings Finals in 2012-13 with Bit Of A Legend.

Former World Champion driver Mark Jones partnered Sparks A Flyin for Cran’s first Breeders Crown win in the 2001 3YO Fillies Final at Moonee Valley.

Cran and Dexter have also been the runnerup in three Breeders Crown Finals. They were narrowly beaten with Smiling Shard in the 2010 3YO colts & geldings Final, and also finished second with Onlyforyou in the 2012 2YO Fillies Final, and wth Bit Of A Legend n this year’s 4YO entires and geldings final.

Cran’s presence as a leading big race trainer at Melton, Victoria, is complimented by his win in the Group One $A400,000 Hunter Cup with Christen Me last February, and in the 2009 $A400,000 Victoria Cup with Bettor’s Strike. He also won back-to-back Victoria Cups at Moonee Valley with Desperate Comment in the 1990s.

On the domestic front, Cran has topped $1 million in stable earnings for the last five seasons.

Cran finished third on last season’s premiership, with 87 wins for $1,000,831 in stakes. He now has close to $11 million in total NZ stable earnings.

The Kentuckiana Lodge mentor enjoyed his best season in the 2012-13 term when he won the NZ trainers premiership with a career best 115 wins for $1,206,705 in stakes. 

Cran, has topped $1 million in stable earnings for the fifth consecutive season and is closing in on 1000 NZ training wins.

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