Kentuckiana Lodge


Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is looking forward to a late autumn-winter campaign with two-time Australasian Grand Circuit winner Christen Me after the top pacer returned on a record-equalling note in the Rangiora Classic on April 24.
Christen Me, after a sensational previous season, had his 2015 NZ Cup campaign derailed by a virus, but could be a serious contender again in 2016.
Only seven, Christen Me has won 31 of 51 starts for $2.3 million in earnings.
The stable is going through a re-building phase but racked up its 40th win for the season with a winning double by Donegal Bettorgetch and Christen Me at Rangiora.
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 in 2014-15 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.

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Dexter reaches 200 milestone for 5th time

CHAMPION DRIVER DEXTER DUNN ADVANCES TO 201 BEHIND DONEGAL RUNDLESCREEK Donegal Rundlescreek, who brought up the 201st seasonal win for champion driver Dexter Dunn at Addington on Thursday, June 30, will try and gain further 3YO concession wins through July. Dexter, who reached 200 in a season for the fifth time in the night’s opening…


Christen Me third in Wondai’s Mate Pace

CHRISTEN ME THIRD FIRST-UP IN QUEENSLAND Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety says there is improvement in Christen Me from his first-up third in the Wondai’s Mate Pace at Albion Park, Brisbane, on Saturday night, June 25. From the inside of the second row, driver Dexter Dunn had the $1.60 favourite off a tricky spot on…


Dexter on 199 wins after Forbury

COURSE SPECIALIST LIGHTNING MACH SCORES ANOTHER AT FORBURY Champion driver Dexter Dunn moved to 199 NZ seasonal wins when reining the Cran Dalgety-trained mare Lightning Mach home as a $2.40 favourite at Dunedin’s Forbury Park on Thursday, June 23. Dexter, who has a career best of 220 in a singe season in 2011, is looking…


Christen Me primed for Brisbane debut

CHRISTEN ME READY TO ROLL AT ALBION PARK Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety can’t fault stable star Christen Me going into Saturday night’s $A30,000 Wondai’s Mate Open Pace at Albion Park, Brisbane. Christen Me was taken to Albion Park for an orienteering mission on Wednesday morning and came through the hit-out with guns ablazing. “He…


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