BONNIE JOAN FOR AUCKLAND QUEEN OF HEARTS West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety will be Auckland-bound with speedy pacing mare Bonnie Joan next month after running her rivals ragged in the Listed $40,000 Nevele R Southern Mares Classic at Addington on Friday. Bonnie Joan will target the Gr. 3 $30,000 Caduceus Club Northern Breeders Stakes on…Details
CRAN DALGETY RACING STABLES
Welcome to the Cran Dalgety Racing Stables website.
Cran has last season’s Northern Derby winner, Raukapuka Ruler, back in training and set to command the stable’s flagship role this term.
He’s also rapt to have last season’s smart pacing filly Bonnie Joan near racing pitch again.
Bettor Joy and Master Moonlite, both semi-final Australasian Breeders Crown winners in August, will tackle the 3YO features later this term, while Pat’s Delight, a winner of three from six 2YO starts, is gearing up for the Sires Stakes Heats this spring.
Well-performed half-brothers, Art Union and Alpha Rock, will continue to represent the stable in tight class spring racing.
Cran is excited by the prospects of several promising new season 2YOs as he rebuilds the race team following exports to North America last term of former stable star Christen Me and the good-winning 3YOs, On The Rantan and Baileys Rock.
Winner of the NZ trainers premiership in 2013, Cran has won most of the big races on the Australasian Grand Circuit, including five Australasian Breeders Crown Final titles.
Cran has prepared over 1160 winners of over $13 million in stakes in NZ alone since Laud won first-up in his colours in 1992.
This site is designed to keep you informed with latest stable news and other items of national and international harness racing interest.
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.
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CHEVRON EXPRESS RETIRED, BEING BRED WITH LOVE YOU Chevron Express, last season’s New Zealand Three-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year, has become a broodmare at four. The daughter of Muscle Mass and Kathy Galleon remained in Victoria for a couple of starts after running third in the Gr. 1 Australasian Breeders Crown 3YO Fillies Trot…Details
ANTHONY BUTT RETURNING FOR CUP DAY Three-time New Zealand Cup-winning driver Anthony Butt is returning from Australia for New Zealand Cup Day at Addington on Tuesday. Anthony Butt, who has had 30 New Zealand Cups since 1985 and has won 1609 NZ races, is in his fourth season since relocating to Victoria. He has surpassed…Details
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