QUEST FOR THE CROWN MORE LIKELY After leaving Ashburton Racecourse last Sunday with good results, Cran admits his case for a trip to Australia had immediately strengthened. Dalgety was keen to see quality juvenile pacers Bettor Joy and Master Moonlite perform to a high standard and he got it from both, and now hints the…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.
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Also, the “Cran Rates His Runners” link in the news section above is updated weekly, giving his thoughts on his starters for the week.
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DEXTER SMASHES THE CLOCK IN CHASE TO 2000 It has taken Kentuckiana’s stable driver Dexter Dunn no time at all to break all sorts of records in harness racing, but now, the latest achievement probably trumps them all. Dexter reined winner 221 for the season and career win 2000 when he and Cran combined…Details
SOME LEGEND A WINNER ON DEBUT The regally-bred Some Legend started her career on a high at Forbury Park (July 6) with an emphatic victory, furthering a terrific record Cran has with a long line of winners from the same family. The Somebeachsomewhere juvenile filly is out of Soky’s Atom mare Soky’s Legend, herself unraced…Details
MASTER MOONLITE SHOWS REAL CLASS AT PHAR LAP It didn’t take too long for Master Moonlite to announce his presence to race goers, about two-and-a-half-minutes, to be exact. The smartly-bred Art Major gelding emphatically put away the maidens in a low-key debut, though he made plenty of noise despite the quality of the field. …Details
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BENCHMARK WINS GROUP THREE BULLI CUP Temporary New South Wales-based trainer and touring Kentuckiana Lodge foreman Murray Howard landed a Group Three victory with capable trotter (The) Benchmark at Tabcorp Park, Menangle, on Saturday, April 29. Murray again enlisted former Kentuckiana Lodge junior Jack Trainor for the driving duty behind Benchmark in the $28,000 Michael…Details
BIT OF A LEGEND FOURTH IN 2017 GEORGE MORTON LEVY FINAL Bit Of A Legend finished a creditable fourth from a tough six marble in the 2017 $US529,000 George Morton Levy Series Final at Yonkers, New York, on Sunday, April 23 (NZ time). The 2016 Levy Final winner settled back and ran home strongly, producing…Details
SHADOW BOXER CONTESTING AUST. PACING GOLD SERIES Kentuckiana Lodge juvenile (Im) Shadow Boxer has his second start for Menangle-based Murray Howard in a $A30,000 Australian Pacing Gold Semi-Final at Menangle on Saturday night. The Australian-bred Shadow Play colt won a 2YO trial at Menangle on April 4 in 1:57.2 but had to settle for fourth…Details
BIT OF A LEGEND PEAKING FOR 2017 LEVY MEMORIAL FINAL Defending Levy Memorial Final champ Bit Of A Legend indicated he’s peaking at the right time for the 2017 final with another $US50,000 Levy elimination win at Yonkers, New York, on Sunday, April 16 (NZ time). Bit Of A Legend, now seven to NZ time,…Details