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Trainer Cran Dalgety bid farewell to stable star Christen Me in March but Northern Derby winner Raukapuka Ruler is developing into a classy replacement.

Its not easy to replace horse a near $2.5 million earner, but thats the nature of racing.

Cran is excited by the youngsters going through their paces at Kentuckiana Lodge as he strives to mould the next wave of potential superstars.

Winner of the NZ trainers premiership in 2013, Cran has won most of the big races on the Australasian Grand Circuit.

However, the NZ Cup and Inter Dominion Pacing Grand Final, are two features that remain in his sights.

He also has a record five Australasian Breeders Crown Final titles to his credit.

Cran has prepared over 1140 winners of $13 million in stakes in NZ alone since Laud won first-up in his colours in 1992.

He is enjoying another strong season with over 40 wins on the board.

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.

Latest News

Christen Me wins in 1:51; close relative wins at Forbury

CHRISTEN ME WINS FIRST-UP IN USA; ACE HIGH OFF THE MARK Former glamour Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Christen Me was a first-up race winner in North America in 1:51 at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Monday morning (NZ time). Now trained by Jo Ann Looney-King and driven by top USA reinsman, Tim Tetrick, Christen Me drew the ace…


Christen Me wins USA qualifier

CHRISTEN ME N WINS HARRAHS PHILADELPHIA QUALIFIER Former Kentuckiana Lodge star Christen Me was untroubled to win a qualifier, first-up, in 1:53.8 (10ths) at Harrah’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, May 3 (NZ time). The 8YO Christian Cullen-Splendid Dreams gelding was making his debut of new trainer Jo Ann Looney-King and was reined by top USA…


Bonnie Joan sizzles to second NZ record

BONNIE JOAN BRILLIANT IN SOUTHLAND OAKS The luxury of winning the opening C0-2 Nevele R Fillies Heat at Ashburton on February 4 may have been instrumental in Bonnie Joan returing in sensational form for the $41,400 Nevele R Stud/Macca Lodge Southland Oaks Final at Invercargill on Sunday, April 30. “We were able to back off…


Pat’s Delight into top 10 on Jewels Leaderboard

BONUS WIN BY PAT’S DELIGHT HELPS JEWELS TOTAL Kentuckiana Lodge juvenile Pat’s Delight has slipped into the top 10 on the Commodore Airport Hotel 2YO Emerald Leaderboard for the $150,000 Harness Jewels race at Ashburton on June 3. However, things are likely to change again over the weekend with a few other juveniles around the…


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