Early sustaining 2016 NZ Derby payments

EARLY SUSTAINING PAYMENT DATES FOR 2016 NZ DERBY November 24, 2015 Nominations for the 2016 Muscara Standardbreds New Zealand Derby will be taken mid-December to increase exposure and to enable fixed odds markets to open earlier. Nominations for the Derby will close at 3pm on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Muscara Standardbreds New Zealand Derby –…

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One horse Perth-bound but no Inters

CHRISTEN ME & MIGHTY FLYING MAC OFFICIALLY WITHDRAWN FROM PERTH INTERDOMINONS West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety has one horse left on the flight to Perth late next week but unfortunately no Interdominion contenders. Cran reluctantly officially withdrew both Christen Me and Mighty Flying Mac from the Gloucester Park Interdominions on Wednesday November 4. Christen Me…

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Restrepo’s brother wins Kaikoura debut

RESTREPO’S YOUNGER BROTHER WINS FIRST-UP AT KAIKOURA Innocent Artist, the younger 3YO brother to Australian Grand Circuit star Restrepo (Art Major-She’s Innocent), delivered first-up at the seaside South Bay track at Kaikoura on Monday, November 2, 2015. Twenty-one months earlier, he grabbed the attention of Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety when offered at the 2014…

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Rangiora qualifiers should win races

TRIO OF RANGIORA QUALIFIERS SHOULD WIN RACES Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety qualified three 3YO pacers at the Rangiora trials on Wednesday, October 28, who should be easy to place this term. Talkerup, a filly by 2007 NZ Pacer of the Year Changeover (1:53.4), looked well above average and took star billing when she cleared…

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Art Union sets sights on Junior FFA

ART UNION SPOILS ALLSTARS TEAMS NEAR PERFECT ASHBURTON DAY Art Union will head straight into the Group Three $35,000 Fahey Fence Hire Free-For-All (2600m) at Addington on NZ Cup day, November 10, after spoiling a near perfect Allstars day at Ashburton on Labour Day. The 4YO Art Major-Sparks A Flyin entire settled fourth and moved…

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Christen Me still a cup contender

CHRISTEN ME REMAINS IN CUP CONTENTION DESPITE BYPASSING ASHBURTON Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety isn’t hitting the panic button with Christen Me but believes sitting out Monday’s Ashburton Flying Stakes is the right move for the horse. He isn’t prepared to risk a gut-busting effort at this stage of the horse’s cup preparation. “We’re trying…

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