Kentuckiana Lodge


Trainer Cran Dalgety has secured a second consecutive Australasian Grand Circuit title with flagship pacer Christen Me.

The brilliant Kiwi pacer provided the Kentuckiana Lodge mentor with his first NSW Miracle Mile, NZ Free-For-All and Auckland Cup wins this term.

Also along the path to Christen Me’s $1.2 million winning season, he also won the end of season Easter Cup in race record time.

Cran also set a top personal goal last August, preparing a record fifth Australasian Breeders Crown Final winner when Katy Perry won the 2YO fillies division.

The 2013 NZ Trainers Premiership winner continues to be in the top six on the NZ table and is looking to top the $1 million mark in domestic earnings for the sixth consecutive year.

He is currently sixth on this season’s NZ premiership race, having prepared the winners of over $830,000 in NZ alone this term.

This site is designed to keep you informed with latest stable news and other items of national and international harness racing interest.

Also, 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.

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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