Kentuckiana Lodge


Cran and Chrissie Dalgety would like to thank all owners, staff and supporters, for another successful year and to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

With summer racing in full swing, it’s a busy but exciting time, with Bettor Joy and Bonnie Joan flying the Kentuckiana Lodge flag high with top results at the Auckland Christmas meeting.

In Canterbury, the stable will be well represented by season’s Northern Derby winner, Raukapuka Ruler, and promising 3YO Master Moonlite, along with some other above average 3YOs.

Pat’s Delight, who raced well at premier level during NZ Cup week, is being freshened but will be back to take on the top 3YOs next year.

The stable bid farewell to good earner Art Union early 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 leaders on the premiership, sharing 4th equal after racing at Auckland on December 15.

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 2017-18.

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 above will be updated regularly over the festive season, as he continues to provide winning info .

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

Bettor Joy adds Gr. 2 Ladyship Stakes to smart record

NZ HARNESS NEWS, December 15, 2017 DEXTER GETS BETTOR JOY HOME IN LADYSHIP A peach of a drive from Dexter Dunn saw Bettor Joy win the $85,625 Group 2 Peter Breckon Memorial Caduceus Club Ladyship Stakes at Alexandra Park this evening. For the second time in as many weeks, the speedy daughter of Bettor’s Delight…


Bonnie Joan costs herself Gr.1 win

NZ HARNESS NEWS December 15, 2017 BONNIE JOAN HANGS ON HOME BEND; GOES CLOSE IN QUEEN OF HEARTS Pukekohe pair Amanda Kiddie and Andre Poutama recorded their first career Group 1 victories when longshot Jo’s Dream dead-heated with Partyon in the $100,000 Queen Of Hearts at Alexandra Park on Friday night. The two mares –…


Bonnie Joan & Bettor Joy storm to victory

NZ HARNESS NEWS, December 9, 2017 BONNIE JOAN BRILLIANT IN NORTHERN BREEDERS STAKES Bonnie Joan stuck her hoof up to be favourite for next Friday night’s $100,000 Group 1 Queen of Hearts with a scintillating win at Alexandra Park on Friday, December 9. The Canterbury visitor came from off the speed to run down Opoutama…


Art Union claimed for $5000

ART UNION CLAIMED FOR $5000 BY JOHN HAY Ashburton trainer John Hay won an 18-entry ballot for $200,000 winner Art Union, at Addington on Thursday night. The ballot was conducted by Chief Stipendiary Steward Nick Ydgren with the No 18 ballot number being pulled from the hat. The single Hay entry was allocated the winning…


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Chrissy Dalgety
Chrissie Dalgety

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Dexter Dunn
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Cran Dalgety
Cran Dalgety


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Vincent nearly beats his NZ record fresh-up

NZ HARNESS NEWS December 15, 2017 VINCENT BRILLIANT IN FRANKLIN CUP Vincent sent a swift reminder to all racing fans of his impressive abilities with a brilliant win in Friday night’s Group 2 $50,000 Franklin Cup at Alexandra Park. With his main adversary from last season, Ultimate Machete, winning three Group 1 races in the…


Partyon needs improvement for Auckland

NZ HARNESS NEWS, December 14 PARTYON NEEDS TO BE BETTER, SAYS NATALIE RASMUSSEN   A blunt assessment of her performance last week has Natalie Rasmussen feeling like things are a little up in the air with the second favourite for tomorrow night’s Group 1 Queen of Hearts, Partyon. While the former Oaks-winning filly was good…


NZ Juniors head to Queensland

NZ HARNESS NEWS, December 11, 2017 KIWI TRIO IN QUEENSLAND FOR YOUNG DRIVERS CHAMPS Three young kiwi drivers are in Queensland for the week, taking part in the Australasian Young Drivers Championship. Dylan Ferguson, Sheree Tomlinson and Kimberly Butt were selected, in accordance with set criteria, based on their results from the last racing season.…


Steve McRae brings up 200 wins

NZ HARNESS NEWS, December 10, 2017 STEVE McRAE BRINGS UP 200 WINS   West Melton trainer Steve McRae brought up his 200th training win in style when debutante Nemera Franco recovered with a superlative win at the Akaroa grass meeting at Motukarara on Sunday. His first win came at Forbury on October 31, 2004, with…

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