Kentuckiana Lodge


Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety recorded another top three finish on the NZ Trainers Premiership in 2015-16, despite a rebuilding phase with much of the race-team.

Even with stable star Christen Me sidelined for much of the season, Cran exceeded 50 seasonal wins for the ninth consective year.

He finished with 61 wins for $611,248 in NZ earnings after Black Regal Princess won at the final meeting on the season at Addington on July 31.

Cran brought up hiis 1100th NZ career win when Donegal Rundlescreek scored at the Rangiora meeting on July 24.

The 2013 NZ Trainers Premiership winner has now prepared the winners of 1101 races for nearly $12.5 million in NZ alone since Laud won first-up for him in 1992.

Cran has a record for a NZ trainer of five Australasian Breeders Crown Final winners.

He has won the Victoria Cup four times and other Australasian Grand Circuit events like the Miracle Mile, A G Hunter Cup, Queensland Pacing Championship, Auckland Cup and NZ Free-For-All.

He has yet to win a New Zealand Cup, having placed twice to date. He will try again with Christen Me in November.

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, Please return regularly for 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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Bonnie Joan untroubled to justify hot favouritism

BONNIE JOAN DELIVERS WITH EASY FRONT-RUNNING WIN Driver John Dunn was obliged to lead from the ace on hot favourite Bonnie Joan in the Peek Exhibition Fillies & Mares Mobile Pace at Addington on Friday, December 2, but believes she will be even better taking a trail. In the absence of brother Dexter (in Perth…


Bonnie Joan wins trial ahead of Friday race

BONNIE JOAN READY FOR ADDINGTON RESUMPTION Kentuckiana Lodge filly Bonnie Joan warmed up for Friday’s Peek Exhibition Fillies & Mare Mobile Pace with a late inside run to win at the Rangiora trials on Tuesday, November 29. The 3YO daughter of Somebeachsomewhere and eight-win mare Wave Runner (1:56.3 mile rate, 1950m) was put aside after…


Mighty Flying Mac for Victoria

MIGHTY FLYING MAC LEAVES FOR AUSSIE Successful Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Mighty Flying Mac left West Melton on Thursday, November 24, for his new home in Victoria. A winner of nearly $250,000 in New Zealand, mostly for the Cran Dalgety stable, he is to team up with expatriate Kaiapoi trainer Brent Lilley. “He’s been a good…


Cran equals best with five Timaru wins

CRAN DALGETY EQUALS BEST NUMBER OF WINS ON SINGLE PROGRAMME Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety emultated his best numerical training performance on a single race programme with a five-win spree at Timaru on Saturday, November 19, 2016. “If you keep turning up enough sometimes you get a little quid,” said the modest mentor. “I was…


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