Christen Me wins in 1:51.1 on half-mile track

CHRISTEN ME SCORES OPEN WIN AT HARRINGTON Former Kentuckiana Lodge champ Christen Me scored his third win in eight USA starts when taking out a $US15,000 open handicap at Harrington, Delaware, on Tuesday (NZ time), in the hands of expatriate New Zealand driver, Ross Wolfenden. Now nine, the former two-time Australasian Grand Circuit champion settled…

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Two qualify at Motukarara trials

KENTUCKIANA LODGE PAIR QUALIFY BEHIND NANDOLO Court On The Edge (3g Bettor’s Delight-Courageous Jay) was the more prominent of the two Cran Dalgety qualifiers at the Motukarara trials on Tuesday, October 17, finishing second to runaway leader, the John “Coaster” Howe-trained Nandolo (3g Betterthancheddar-Midnight In Paris). Nandolo, driven by Sam Ottley, controlled the front end…

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Bonnie Joan on target for Ashburton

BONNIE JOAN WINS RANGIORA FRIDAY WORKOUT Bonnie Joan, last season’s NZ record-breaking filly, is to resume in a $13,000 up to rating 90 mares mile at Ashburton on Monday week, October 23. Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety gave the daughter of Somebeachsomewhere and Wave Runner another preparatory run at the Rangiora workouts on Friday, October…

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Pat’s Delight steps up in Sires’ Heat

DEXTER PUSHES GO BUTTON WITH PAT’S DELIGHT IN SIRES HEAT Ten-time drivers premiership winner Dexter Dunn was in sub-lime form at Addington on Friday, October 6, with the Cran Dalgety-trained Pat’s Delight. Dexter produced an enterprising drive to bring about the defeat of hot favourite The Devil’s Own in the opening Addington NRM Sires’ Stakes…

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Lightning Mach wins, Christen Me nose 2nd

GOOD WEEKEND FOR RIGHTEOUS FRANCO Gore breeder Pat Kubala enjoyed a good weekend in New Zealand and North America with the win of Pat’s Delight at Addington on Friday night, backed up by a Yonkers Raceway, North America, win by half-sister, Lightning Mach, on Saturday (NZ time). Lightning Mach (6m Mach Three-Righteous Franco, by Falcon…

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Pat’s Delight resumes on winning note

PAT’S DELIGHT IN WINNING FORM FOR SERIES Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety was pleased with the winning resumption of Pat’s Delight at Addington on Friday night, September 29, but is wary of the impressive form of Chase Auckland going into next week’s opening NRM Sires Stakes 3YO Heat. “Hopefully we can keep up with Chase…

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Half-brothers withdrawn from NZ Cup

ART UNION AND ALPHA ROCK TO TARGET CUP DAY FREE-FOR-ALL Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has withdrawn 16th-ranked Art Union, and his 23rd-ranked half-brother Alpha Rock from the $800,000 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup on Tuesday, November 14. Both were not realistic cup hopes. They will target the fast class junior free-for-all on NZ Cup…

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Dexter taking week off

DEXTER TAKING IN US RUGGERFEST THIS WEEKEND Ten-time champion NZ driver and 2015 World Driving Champion Dexter Dunn has taken a leave of absence from NZ harness racing this weekend. Dexter is taking in the four-day Aspen Ruggerfest tournament at Aspen, Colorado, in the United States, with the West Melton Warhogs. He was also overseas…

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