Cran secures Christen Me’s close relative

KENTUCKIANA LODGE TRAINER SECURES COLT FROM HALF-SISTER TO CHRISTEN ME Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety secured an American Ideal colt from Splendid Bet (p3, 1:57.9, five wins), the dam being a Bettor’s Delight half-sister to stable star Christen Me (1:49.1), at the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale on Monday, February 22, 2016. Cran went to six…

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Double Shot near NZ mark at Timaru

DOUBLE SHOT EASY IN NEAR NZ RECORD TIMARU WIN Double Shot’s 5 3/4 lengths win from the back row at Timaru on Sunday, February 14 in a swift 3:16.6 for the 2600m (stand) was only 0.4 of a second outside Miss Elsie’s NZ 3YO fillies mark, established five years ago. The improving Bettor’s Delight-Twice As…

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Bit Of A Legend wins USA debut

BIT OF A LEGEND WINS FIRST-UP AT YONKERS, NEW YORK Former Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Bit Of A Legend won his Yonkers debut in the United States last Sunday (NZ time), wearing down another former Cran Dalgety-trained pacer in Regulus. Backed in from an opening quote of 20-to-one to 11-to-one in a $US14,000 conditioned pace, the…

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Talkerup on song for Listed race

TALKERUP CHASES BIG $150,000 RACE AT ADDINGTON NEXT FRIDAY Talkerup was untroubled to stretch her unbeaten sequence to three at Ashburton on Saturday February 6 in preparation for next Friday’s big $150,00 PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 3YO Fillies Championship at Addington. As expected, the hot favourite didn’t give her supporters any real cause for…

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Media Queen ready for Winton

MEDIA QUEEN SPRINTS WELL IN ADDINGTON TRIAL Media Queen, freshened after last finishing sixth on a slushy track at Rangiora on January 3, sprinted well at the Addington trials on Monday, February 2. The 4YO Mach Three-Front Page Girl mare used Monday’s trial to prep her for the C1-3 fillies and mares 1609m pace at…

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Donegal Bettorgretch for Hambletonian Classic

DONEGAL BETTORGRETCH WINS OFF UNRULY; BACK IN DRAW FOR HAMBO The only draw Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety doesn’t really want for Donegal Bettorgretch in next Saturday’s $25,000 Neumanns Bandag Hambletonian Classic (1609m) at Ashburton is the ace gate. “Normally we’d love to get the one hole,” said Cran. “We went with going off the…

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Alpha Rock in contention for Southern Futurity

ALPHA ROCK NOMINATED FOR $18,000 SOUTHERN FUTURITY Alpha Rock, who came through the two-day Marlborough Harness Racing Club’s summer meeting unbeaten for Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety, has suitable south targets for a late developing 3YO. The Rock N Roll Heaven-Sparks A Flyin gelding showed he’s well above average by coming from last to sit…

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