Kentuckiana Lodge


Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is looking forward to a late autumn-winter campaign with two-time Australasian Grand Circuit winner Christen Me after the top pacer returned on a record-equalling note in the Rangiora Classic on April 24.
Christen Me, after a sensational previous season, had his 2015 NZ Cup campaign derailed by a virus, but could be a serious contender again in 2016.
Only seven, Christen Me has won 31 of 51 starts for $2.3 million in earnings.
The stable is going through a re-building phase but racked up its 40th win for the season with a winning double by Donegal Bettorgetch and Christen Me at Rangiora.
Cran, who has a record (for a NZ trainer) of five Australasian Breeders Crown Final wins, won the 2013 NZ Trainers Premiership.
He enjoyed a spectacular run in 2014-15 with Christen Me, winning the NZ Free-For-All, Miracle Mile, Victoria Cup, Auckland Cup and Easter Cup.
Cran, in previous seasons, also won a Hunter Cup and the Chariots Of Fire Christen Me in Australia.
The Kentuckiana Lodge mentor has also won previous Victoria Cups with Desperate Comment (1996-97) and Bettor’s Strike (2009), and numerous Group races in NZ.
This site is updated regularly including the “Cran Rates His Runners” link in the news section above, which gives Cran’s thoughts on his starters. 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 returning home from Queensland

CHRISTEN ME RETURNING TO NZ FOLLOWING QUEENSLAND CAMPAIGN Reigning NZ Harness Horse Of The Year Christen Me flies out of Sydney tonight (Monday, July 17) for Auckland after finishing sixth to Ohoka Punter in Brisbane on Saturday July 15. “He seems good and well,” reported travelling foreman Murray Howard. Christen Me will freshen after placing…


Lightning Mach bows out of NZ racing

LIGHTING MACH LEAVING FOR USA Good winning Kentuckiana Lodge mare Lightning Mach is following the path of former stablemate Bit Of A Legend to North America. The 4YO Mach Three-Righteous Franco mare has been secured by Ashburton agent Peter Larkin and is scheduled to leave NZ on Friday. Lightning Mach, an impressive Addington winner on…


Christen Me bows to Hectorjayjay in Sprint

CHRISTEN ME OUTSPRINTED BY HECTORJAYJAY IN SUNSHINE SPRINT Christen Me, despite a charmed inside trail run, had to bow to new emerging Grand Circuit star Hectorjayjay, in the $A50,000 Sunshine Sprint at Albion Park, Brisbane, on Saturday, July 9. Hectorjayjay, good enough to beat more illustrious stablemate Lennytheshark in the Group One Len Smith Mile…


Recipe For Dreaming delivers as $1.60 favourite

RECIPE FOR DREAMING DELIVERS AT FORBURY FOR ARMY OF SUPPORTERS Recipe For Dreaming, who delivered as a hot $1.60 favourite in the opening leg of a $50k terminating pick6 at Forbury on Thursday night, July 7, is gradually making up for long time. He scored a penalty-free second 3YO win at Forbury and with a…


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