Rangiora qualifier to have let-up

RAUKAPUKA RULER RECORDS SMART QUALIFYING RUN AT RANGIORA Raukapuka Ruler, a 3YO colt by champion sire Bettor’s Delight and the first foal from NZ 3YO filly record holder Miss Elsie (1:55.3), is to be given a brief let-up after winning his qualifier at Rangiora on Wednesdsay, August 24. “He surprised me for the good,” said…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Dexter reaches 200 milestone for 5th time

CHAMPION DRIVER DEXTER DUNN ADVANCES TO 201 BEHIND DONEGAL RUNDLESCREEK Donegal Rundlescreek, who brought up the 201st seasonal win for champion driver Dexter Dunn at Addington on Thursday, June 30, will try and gain further 3YO concession wins through July. Dexter, who reached 200 in a season for the fifth time in the night’s opening…

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Christen Me third in Wondai’s Mate Pace

CHRISTEN ME THIRD FIRST-UP IN QUEENSLAND Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety says there is improvement in Christen Me from his first-up third in the Wondai’s Mate Pace at Albion Park, Brisbane, on Saturday night, June 25. From the inside of the second row, driver Dexter Dunn had the $1.60 favourite off a tricky spot on…

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Dexter on 199 wins after Forbury

COURSE SPECIALIST LIGHTNING MACH SCORES ANOTHER AT FORBURY Champion driver Dexter Dunn moved to 199 NZ seasonal wins when reining the Cran Dalgety-trained mare Lightning Mach home as a $2.40 favourite at Dunedin’s Forbury Park on Thursday, June 23. Dexter, who has a career best of 220 in a singe season in 2011, is looking…

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