Chevron Express to try for Trot Oaks double

CHEVRON EXPRESS TO HEAD NORTH FOR ANOTHER OAKS Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has decided to bypass next Friday’s $80,000 NZ Trotting Derby with Chevron Express, in favour of an extended Auckland campaign. Cran, and top driver Dexter Dunn, gained their first wins in the Group Two $40,000 Storer Motors NZ Trotting Oaks after Dex…

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Pat’s Delight for Group Two feature

PAT’S DELIGHT TO TRY HIS LUCK IN NZ WELCOME STAKES Lightly-raced Kentuckiana Lodge juvenile Pats Delight is to be given his chance at Group Two level in the $40,000 Avon City Ford NZ Welcome Stakes at Addington next Friday, on April 7. “He’ll be a bottom-tier runner in the Welcome Stakes with several more advanced…

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Raukapuka Ruler has quiet Monday trial

RAUKAPUKA RULER HAS QUIET ADDINGTON TRIAL Northern Derby winner Raukapuka Ruler was given a quiet run at the Addington trials on Monday in preparation for Friday’s $40,000 Vero Flying Stakes on the first night of the NZ Metro’s autumn premier meeting. Raukapuka Ruler, driven by Nathan Purdon, should benefit from the outing as he was…

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Christen Me to race in North America

CHRISTEN ME TO RACE IN NORTH AMERICA A deal was finalised over the weekend for former dual Australasian Grand Circuit champ Christen Me to continue his race career in North America. Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety confirmed the top pacer has been sold by NZ owners Charles Robert and Vicki Purdon to top Boston owner Richard…

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