Kentuckiana Lodge



Welcome to the Cran Dalgety Racing Stables website.

The Kentuckiana Lodge team will be chasing further features in the autumn with smart 3YO pacers, Bettor Joy, Pat’s Delight and Master Moonlite. top mare Bonnie Joan, and last season’s Northern Derby winner Raukapuka Ruler, who is set to resume after being gelded in the New Year.

The stable bid farewell to good earners, Art Union, Alpha Rock, Innocent Artist and Shineoucrazydiamond in December, but there is a good new wave of youngsters coming through to try and advance their claims.

Cran, winner of the NZ trainers premiership in 2013, is again among the top 10 on the premiership, holding seventh position as at March 21.

The stable has won most of the big races on the Australasian Grand Circuit, including five Australasian Breeders Crown Final titles and will endeavour to keep the successes flowing in 2018.

Cran has prepared 1180 NZ winners of over $13.6 million in stakes 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 harness racing interest.

The “Cran rates his runners” link in the news section is updated regularly.

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

Fizzing leaves for Australia

FIZZING SOLD, LEAVES FOR AUSTRALIA Fizzing, winner of three of his last five Addington starts for Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety and driver Dexter Dunn, has been sold to Australian interests. He left NZ early last week bound for the Skye Bond stable in West Australia. A three-year-old Mach Three colt from Frizzante (p3, 1:58.7),…


Bettor Joy returns home in good order

BETTOR JOY BACK FOR ADDINGTON NEVELE R HEAT Kentuckiana Lodge filly Bettor Joy has returned to West Melton unscathed after the Northern Oaks at Auckland on March 2. Trainer Cran Dalgety breathed a sigh of relief after the big-winning filly returned to the stables free of an injury. Bettor Joy was badly checked by the…


Cran secures 3/4 sister to Lazarus

KENTUCKIANA LODGE TRAINER SECURES 3/4 SISTER TO LAZARUS On behalf of stable clients, Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety secured a three-quarter sister to champion pacer Lazarus, for $80,000, at the Australia Pacing Gold Yearling Sale in Sydney on Sunday, February 25. The filly, by Lazarus’ sire Bettor’s Delight, is is the first foal from Champagne…


Search continues for more classic winners

CRAN TAKING IN APG SALE Fresh from a smart winning run from Northern Derby contender Pat’s Delight at Auckland on Friday night, Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety was Sydney-bound on Saturday in search of further smart youngsters. Cran dosen’t have a starter on Miracle Mile night at Menangle on Saturday but was keen to watch…


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The Dorchester dies from complications

NZ HARNESS NEWS March 15, 2018 THE DORCHESTER DIES Young trainer Mitchell Kerr has endured one of those weeks that no trainer ever wants to experience. The strike-rate horseman, who is building a good reputation for himself, lost his star pacer The Dorchester on Wednesday after an intense battle with illness. For Kerr, the death…


Team teal success

NZ HARNESS NEWS, March 12, 2018 TEAL CAMPAIGN RAISES UPWARDS OF $20,000 Organisers of New Zealand harness racing’s inaugural Team Teal Campaign are hailing it as a huge success following its completion on Sunday with the funds raised expected to reach close to $20,000. After six weeks of action across the country – during which…


Chase Auckland takes out Northern Derby

NZ HARNESS NEWS, March 10, 2018 PARTY TIME FOR BIG CHASE AUCKLAND SYNDICATE The fairy-tale run continued for Chase Auckland’s large syndicate of owners when he won the $250,000 Woodlands Northern Derby at Alexandra Park on Friday night. A huge group of excited connections were on hand to share in the celebrations post-race after the…


Jesse Duke reverses trend

NZ HARNESS NEWS, March 10, JESSE DUKE REVERSING TREND OF SALE-TOPPERS The list of Karaka sale-toppers in recent years hardly makes for a ‘who’s who’ of elite race horses on the track. Arctic Stride, You Gotta Have Faith, Cheers Stride, Carters Cullen, Tori Maguire, Legs And Lips, and Two Twenty all topped the Auckland sale…

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