Debnita Rose flying winter stable flag

DEBNITA ROSE STRIKES PURPLE PATCH OF WINTER FORM Debnita Rose, who has hit a purple patch of winter form with a winning double in her latest racing, is to fly the Kentuckiana Lodge flag for the next two months. The free-running Debnita Rose has been too big and too strong on the front-end in her…

Passing of Bill Roberts

NZ HARNESS NEWS, June 11, 2018 PASSING OF BILL ROBERTS Bill Roberts passed away in Christchurch Hospital over the weekend shortly after the final whistle was blown on his beloved All Blacks’ win over France at Eden Park. He was 73 and had been in ill health for the last month after a heart operation…

Bonnie Joan looking for luck in swansong

NZ HARNESS NEWS, May 31, 2018 BONNIE JOAN HAVING LAST RACE ON SATURDAY The curtain will come down on the racing career of classy mare Bonnie Joan at the Harness Jewels in Cambridge on Saturday. Her Central Otago co-breeder and co-owner, Father Dan Cummings, says she will return home to Tuapeka Lodge in Lawrence next…

Ruakapuka Ruler out spelling

RAUKAPUKA RULER WILL RETURN NEXT SEASON A decision on when former Northern Derby winner Raukapuka Ruler will return to work could be answered on July 1. “He’s having a month out and we will reassess how he looks on July 1,” said trainer Cran Dalgety. “We had a meeting with the syndicate four days ago…

Extreme Stride, Buzinga, make Jewels cut-off

EXTREME STRIDE & BUZINGA JOIN SEVEN-STRONG JEWELS TEAM FOR STABLE Extreme Stride and Buzinga, the lightly-raced respective Addington and Oamaru winners for the Cran Dalgety stable over the weekend, will now be Harness Jewels-bound for Cambridge. Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has confirmed a seven-strong contingent will represent the stable at Cambridge on Saturday week.…

Kentuckiana Lodge filly leaves Listed winner

BETTOR MOVE IT LEAVES LISTED 2YO WINNER Last Friday’s feature race double at Auckland and Addington didn’t provide Kentuckiana Lodge with a win but they have a connection to the Listed $146,250 PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 2YO Fillies Final winner, Havtime. Chrissie Dalgety, wife of trainer Cran Dalgety, co-bred Havtime with partners, Margaret and…

Buzinga debut winner for Southlands Oaks-winning dam

BUZINGA FIRST-UP WINNER FOR SAFEDRA Invercargill debut 2YO filly winner Buzinga stormed home from the fourth line on Saturday, April 5, to provide 2013 Southland Oaks-winning dam Safedra with her first winner. Buzinga is the first to race for Safedra (Mach Three-Sparks A Flyin), a well-performed half-sister to Diomedes (1:57.5, 12 wins & $87,994), Empyrean (1:56.2,…

Extreme Stride qualifies, has goals to chase

HALF-BROTHER TO KING OF SWING QUALIFIES AT RANGIORA Extreme Stride, a richly-bred Bettor’s Delight gelding owned by big Sydney industry investors, Emilio and Mary Rosati, is set to make a late play for the New Zealand Sires Stakes Series and other late juvenile features. “We gelded him late so we lost a bit of time,…

Bettor Joy wins second Nevele R Heat

BETTOR  JOY JUSTIFIES FAVOURITISM IN ADDINGTON NEVELE R HEAT Smart three-year-old Bettor Joy again showed her class and in the process provided catch-driver, Sam Ottley, with a bonus feature win in the Nevele R Fillies Heat at Addington on Friday, April 20. With Dexter Dunn unable to attend due to Auckland’s Alexandra Park premier meeting…