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

Extreme Stride qualifies, has goals to chase

HALF-BROTHER TO KING OF SWING QUALIFIES AT RANGIORA Extreme Stride, a richly-bred Bettor’s Delight gelding owned by big Sydney industry investors, Emilio and Mary Rosati, is set to make a late play for the New Zealand Sires Stakes Series and other late juvenile features. “We gelded him late so we lost a bit of time,…


Bettor Joy wins second Nevele R Heat

BETTOR  JOY JUSTIFIES FAVOURITISM IN ADDINGTON NEVELE R HEAT Smart three-year-old Bettor Joy again showed her class and in the process provided catch-driver, Sam Ottley, with a bonus feature win in the Nevele R Fillies Heat at Addington on Friday, April 20. With Dexter Dunn unable to attend due to Auckland’s Alexandra Park premier meeting…


Half-brother to King Of Swing shows promise

KING OF SWING’S HALF-BROTHER TO QUALIFY NEXT WEEK Extreme Stride, an unqualified half-brother by champion sire Bettor’s Delight to Australasian Breeders Crown 2YO boy champion and WA Derby winner King Of Swing (1:55.1, eight wins from 15 starts for $357,251), is moving in the right direction. The second foal from former top filly Twist And…


Pat’s Delight nose 2nd in NZ Derby

NZ HARNESS NEWS, April 6, 2018 McGRATH’S DREAM BECOMES REALITY IN EPIC NZ DERBY BATTLE Nigel McGrath has kept his cards pretty close to his chest for most of his harness racing career, but for as long as he’s been able to, he’s been touting Sheriff as a horse who could win the New Zealand…


Meet The Team

Chrissy Dalgety
Chrissie Dalgety

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Dexter Dunn
Dexter Dunn


Cran Dalgety
Cran Dalgety


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Bit Of A Legend top 2nd from tough draw

BIT OF A LEGEND STRONG SECOND IN LEVY FINAL Former George Morton Levy Memorial winner Bit Of A Legend was basically beaten by the wide seven gate in the 2018 North American Levy Final at Yonkers, New York, on Sunday (NZ time), charging home late for a meritorius second placing. Victory for the second consecutive…


A G’s White Socks wins Taylor from ace

NZ HARNESS NEWS April 20, 2018 TAYLOR MILE TO A G’s WHITE SOCKS Luck’s a fortune in the racing game and that was never better emphasised than in Friday night’s Group 1 $100,000 Taylor Mile at Alexandra Park. A bevy of top horses lined up in the sprint feature but ultimately it was the horse…


Yonkers Levy Final day on NZ Trackside

HRNZ MEDIA RELEASE, April 20, 2018 LEVY LIVE CARD ON SUNDAY TRACKSIDE Kiwis will be able to enjoy the feature card from Yonkers, New York, on Sunday. Trackside will broadcast the first nine races live, with Race 10, the Levy Final (featuring Bit Of A Legend) to be replayed when possible. Trackside 1 will take…


Aust. interest in NZ Oaks

ADDINGTON RACEWAY NEWS RELEASE, April 20, 2018 TRANS-TASMAN CLASH ON CARDS FOR THE BREEDERS FASTTRACK NZ OAKS   After sustaining payments were taken recently, we are delighted that 25 top class 3YO pacing fillies remain in contention for the Group One $150,000 The Breeders FastTrack NZ Oaks to be held at Addington on Friday 18…

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