Chevrons Champion off to Perth

CHEVRONS CHAMPION LEAVES NZ RACING Chevrons Champion, twice a winner in nine 2YO starts for Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety, won’t advance her score in NZ next term. The Bettor’s Delight-Dreamsaregold filly has been sold by breeder-owner Graham Beirne, of Small Car World Ltd, to Perth interests for her future racing. “He has done a…

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Texican tops $100,000 for year in North America

TEXICAN WINS $US42,000 OPEN PACE AT YONKERS, NEW YORK Former NZ Sires Stakes 3YO Final winner Texican continues to add to his lifetime tally with another $100,000-plus winning year in North America. The former Kentuckiana Lodge-developed pacer won a $US42,000 Open Handicap on the half-mile Yonkers Raceway, New York, last weekend. Texican, six to NZ…

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Katy Perry rates 1:53.6 (1660m)

KATY PERRY PACES 1:53.6 IN ALBION PARK DEBUT Former Kentuckiana Lodge filly Katy Perry has next week’s $A100,000 Queensland Oaks on her radar after pacing a 1:53.6 mile rate, first-up, at Albion Park, Brisbane, on Friday, July 3. A previous big-earning 2 & 3YO filly for the Cran Dalgety stable, she joined the Newcastle (NSW)…

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Top north drivers to rein north stablemates

NORTHERN DRIVERS ENGAGED FOR STABLEMATES AT AUCKLAND With Dexter Dunn looking to continue his hot winter Forbury Park form on Friday, Zac Butcher will rein Lightning Mach, and Brent Mangos will guide Chevrons Easy, at Auckland on Friday night. Dexter’s brother John was given first refusal but will rein members of the team trained by…

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Katy Perry leaves stable for Australia

KATY PERRY TO TRY HER LUCK WITH SHANE TRITTON Katy Perry has had an ownership restructure and moved on to the Newcastle stables of Shane Tritton. Last year’s PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 2YO Fillies Final and Australasian Breeders Crown 2YO fillies winner flew to Sydney earlier this week. The Bettor’s Delight filly was twice…

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Glitzy Gal close to 3YO fillies record

GLITZY GAL TURNS ON THE GLAM IN FAST MAIDEN VICTORY Glitzy Gal enhanced her future broodmare potential markedly by rating 1:58.2 (2400m) for her maiden win at Ashburton on Sunday, May 31. Unlucky in her lead-up racing for Breckon Farms-The Good Sports Syndicate, the richly-bred Glitzy Gal (3f Bettor’s Delight-Diamonds N Gold) responded to a…

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Kentuckiana Jewels hopes on target

JEWELS RUNNERS DIDN’T NEED ASHBURTON WORKOUTS BURN Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety elected to miss the Ashburton Harness Jewels workouts with contenders, Art Union, On The Town, and Chevrons Champion, in view of their regular latest racing. But the West Melton mentor says they’re all on target to be at their best on the big…

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Chevrons Champion secures Jewels spot

CHEVRONS CHAMPION CONFIRMS JEWELS STARTING POSITION Kentuckiana Lodge filly Chevrons Champion has confirmed her spot in the $150,000 Ashburton Guardian & Inkwise NZ 2YO Jewels Diamond on May 31. The daughter of champion sire Bettor’s Delight and Christian Cullen’s unraced sister Dreamsaregold (In The Pocket-Pleasant Franco) advanced to seventh on the Jewels leaderboard after scoring…

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Track record for Art Union

ART UNION CRUISES CLEAR IN RECORD RUN Class 3YO Art Union returned from a brief let-up with a Gore track record on a rain-affected track on Monday, April 27. The Art Major colt underlined the strength of this term’s 3YO crop when he turned around a seventh of eight in Have Faith In Me’s NZ…

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