Kentuckiana Lodge


Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is leaving no stone underturned to get stable star and two-time Australasian Grand Circuit winner Christen Me back to full health this year.
Christen Me, after a sensational previous season, had his 2015 NZ Cup campaign derailed by a virus and is being given time to make a full recovery.
Only seven, Christen Me has only 50 starts under his belt for 30 wins and $2.3 million in earnings.
The stable is going through a re-building phase but will be represented in tight class racing in NZ by this season’s Group Three Hannon Memorial winner, Mighty Flying Mac.
Cran, who has a record (for a NZ trainer) of five Australasian Breeders Crown Final wins, won the 2013 NZ Trainers Premiership.
He enjoyed a spectacular run last season with Christen Me, winning the NZ Free-For-All, Miracle Mile, Victoria Cup, Auckland Cup and Easter Cup.
Cran, in previous seasons, also won a Hunter Cup and the Chariots Of Fire Christen Me in Australia.
The Kentuckiana Lodge mentor has also won previous Victoria Cups with Desperate Comment (1996-97) and Bettor’s Strike (2009), and numerous Group races in NZ.
This site is updated regularly including the “Cran Rates HIs Runners” link in the news section above, which gives Cran’s thoughts on his starters. 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.


Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is seeking expressions of interest for the upcoming Australasian & NZ Premier Yearling Sales (February 22-24).
He will inspect a large percentage of the yearlings in both sales and can cater to fill any budget.

Cran, in a rebuilding phase after having stable star and two-time Australasian Grand Circuit champ Christen Me (1:49.1, 30 wins & $2.3 million) sidelined for much of the season, has an impressive record of developing quality young pacers.

He has trained a record for a NZ trainer of five Australasian Breeders Crown Final winners and won the 2013 NZ Trainers Premiership.

Cran has had notable success with such syndications as $41,000 buy and subsequent $1.1 million earner Smiling Shard), and other big-winning juveniles, Bit Of A Legend ($50,000 yearling, winner of $810,101), Katy Perry ($17,500 yearlng, winner of $392,006) and Onlyforyou ($35,000 yearling, winner of $365,459).

Cran’s other yearling sales notables include former Grand Circuit star Bettor’s Strike ($70,000 yearling, former Victoria Cup winner of $890,201), Sparks A Flyin ($11,000 yearling, winner of $627,218 world-wide), London Legend ($22,000 yearling, winner of $456,124), Texican ($70,000 yearling, winner of NZ 3YO Sires Final & $NZ283,474, now 1:50.2 US & still racing well at seven in USA), Bettor Move It ($22,000 yearling, winner of $150,850), former Welcome Stakes winner Orl Black ($52,000 yearing, winner of $117,765, still winning in USA), Lightning Raider ($55,000 yearling, winner of $119,597 in NZ, still winning at 10 in USA), London Pride ($22,000 yearling, winner of $116,365 in NZ), Mighty Flying Mac ($55,000 yearling, winner of $197,134 incl. Hannon Memorial) and Regulus ($68,000 yearling, winner of $NZ107,382 & now 1:51.8h & winner of another $US100,000 in America).

If interested in securing shares in yearlings from the sales, please contact Cran on either 03-318-1606 or 0274-360-667.

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