Kentuckiana Lodge


Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is again among the leading harness trainers in NZ this season with 24 wins and over $300,000 in winning stakes early in 2017.

Stable star Christen Me continues to be competitive in open class racing, while a new wave of four 2YOs, who qualified at Ashburton on December 20, will return to work in January with the hope of being age group performers in the autumn.

Promising 3YOs, Raukapuka Ruler, On The Rantan and Baileys Rock, continue to make good progress for the stable.

Winner of the 2013 NZ Trainers Premiership, Cran has prepared the winners of 1122 races for nearly $12.7 million in NZ alone.

The stable continues to regularly feature on the top three on the NZ Trainers Premiership, exceeding 50 seasonal wins for the ninth consective year last term, with 61 wins in 2015-16.

Cran has a record for a NZ trainer of five Australasian Breeders Crown Final winners.

He has won the Victoria Cup four times and other Australasian Grand Circuit events like the Miracle Mile, A G Hunter Cup, Queensland Pacing Championship, Auckland Cup and NZ Free-For-All.

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, Please return regularly for 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

Chevron Express adds to big-winning family

NELSON WINNER CHEVRON EXPRESS ADDS TO BIG-WINNING FAMILY Diminuitive trot filly Chevron Express was rewarded with her elusive maiden win on the second day of the Nelson Harness Racing Club’s summer meeting on Sunday, January 15. Chevron Express (3f Muscle Mass-Kathy Galleon), made amends after pacing away on the first day, having to go into…


Runaway Star lowers mark before sister enters ring

RUNAWAY STAR WINS AHEAD OF SISTER BEING OFFERED AT YEARLING SALE The long trek from West Melton to Invercargill for the Northern Southland Trotting Club’s meeting on Thursday, January 12, paid dividends with a winning double for the Kentuckiana Lodge team. Runaway Star’s bold front-running win from a wide front row draw in a career…


Bonnie Joan extends promising record at Timaru

BONNIE JOAN JUSTIFIES HOT FAVOURITISM AT TIMARU Promising filly Bonnie Joan bounced back from a surprise defeat on the grass at Motukarara for an effortless win on the all-weather in the Changeover Fillies and Mares Mobile Pace at Timaru on Friday, January 6. The hot $1.70 favourite led early for Nathan Purdon, trailed second favourite…


Baileys Rock paces NZ record

BAILEYS ROCK SETS NZ 3YO RECORD AT ASHBURTON ON BOXING DAY The progressive Jim and Susan Wakefield-owned 3YO Baileys Rock lowered a long-standing NZ record for the 2400m from a stand start at Ashburton on Boxing Day for driver Nathan Purdon. Baileys Rock, a black gelding by champion sire Bettor’s Delight in the West Melton…


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Bettor’s Fire wins first round Inter Heat

BETTOR’S FIRE HOLDS SMOLDA IN OPENING ROUND OF PERTH INTERDOMINIONS Ex-Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Bettor’s Fire made the most of a favourable draw with a bold front-running win in a $75,000 opening round heat of the 2016 Tabtouch series at Gloucester Park, Perth, on Friday, November 25. Bettor’s Fire, a strong front-runner at Gloucester Park for…


Bit Of A Legend earns $700,000-plus in USA

BIT OF A LEGEND AND STABLEMATE TEXICAN WIN YONKERS DOUBLE The Peter Tritton stable struck again with an ex-Kentuckiana Lodge stablemates double on the Saturday night Yonkers programme in New York on November 12, 2016. Former dual Australasian Breeders Crown champ Bit Of A Legend advanced his yearling earnings Stateside past $US718,000 with a strong…


Lighting Mach, Major Bubbles, win in USA

LIGHTNING MACH, MAJOR BUBBLES, WIN IN NORTH AMERICA Former Kentuckiana Lodge mare Lighting Mach opened her USA racing with a win in 1:51.2 (10ths) at Dover Downs, Delaware, on November 1. The Mach Three-Righteous Franco mare raced handy throughout from the ace barrier and came clear by a length for driver Yannick Gingras in a…


Dexter scores feature Kaikoura double

DEXTER ADDS TO RECORD IN SOUTH BAY TROTTERS CUP & PGG WRIGHTSON AGED PACE Champion driver Dexter Dunn, was unable to advance the Kentuckiana Lodge season at Kaikoura on Monday, but was in good touch taking out the Group Three trot with Bordeaux and the Listed PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales Aged Pace with Moonrock.…

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