Anthony Butt back for Cup Day

ANTHONY BUTT RETURNING FOR CUP DAY Three-time New Zealand Cup-winning driver Anthony Butt is returning from Australia for New Zealand Cup Day at Addington on Tuesday. Anthony Butt, who has had 30 New Zealand Cups since 1985 and has won 1609 NZ races, is in his fourth season since relocating to Victoria. He has surpassed…

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Cran happy after Cup trials

CRAN HAPPY WITH TEAM AFTER CUP TRIALS Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety was happy with his runners after the Addington Cup trials on Wednesday, which included a good final trial by NRM Sires Stakes contender, Pat’s Delight. The Bettor’s Delight colt settled fourth and closed well wide with earplugs intact in the rating 77 and…

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Bonnie Joan good but second best again

BONNIE JOAN RUNS CLOSE SECOND Smart Kentuckiana Lodge mare Bonnie Joan was narrowly beaten into second place for the second time in as many four-year-old starts at Addington on Friday night, but will be looking to turn the tables on Addington victor American Tart in the $40,000 mares race at Addington on Friday week. “We…

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Raukapuka Ruler to race next month

RAUKAPUKA RULER TO RETURN IN DECEMBER Raukapuka Ruler, last season’s Group One-winning Northern Derby winner for trainer Cran Dalgety, is progressing well in a new campaign. The son of Bettor’s Delight and smart racemare Miss Elsie was given a good spell at the end of a competitive three-year-old season. “He’s coming up good and he’ll…

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Stablemates too slick at Kaikoura

STABLEMATES SCORE TRACK RECORD WINS AT KAIKOURA Kentuckiana Lodge 3YO stablemates, Pat’s Delight and Times Stride, confirmed their expected summer progression with slick 1900m wins at Kaikoura on Monday, October 30. West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety said he wouldn’t normally have started NRM Sires Stakes contender Pat’s Delight at Kaikoura, but with an extra week’s…

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Donegal Bettorgretch retired

LOVE YOU FIRST CONSORT FOR ‘BETTORGRETCH’ Former Group One Harness Jewels Trot Ruby winner Donegal Bettorgretch has been retired and is being bred with top trot sire Love You (sire of top-liners, Monbet, Habibti, her sister Habibti Ivy, Enghien and Great Things Happen). Trainer Cran Dalgety said it was decided she best left with stud…

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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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