Cran sixth to train 1000 NZ winners

CRAN OVERWHELMED BY WELL-WISHERS Cran Dalgety, the newest member of the NZ’s 1000-win harness racing training club, was overwhelmed by the number of congratulationary calls after Supriya’s mile win at Wyndham on Sunday, November 9, 2014. “I’m not sure but I think Roy Purdon must have had me on speed dial as he was my…

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Cran one away from 1000 NZ wins

ONLY A MATTER OF WHEN FOR CRAN’S 1000th Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is hoping his good run doesn’t run dry on 999 NZ training wins through NZ Cup week. He has two chances of hitting the milestone at Wyndham on Sunday with 3YO fillies, Supriya and Margarita. Regardless of whether it happens Sunday, or…

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Christen Me pleases in Cup trial

CHRISTEN ME RUNS SIXTH IN CUP TRIAL Kentuckiana Lodge cup chance Christen Me pleased champion driver Dexter Dunn with a sixth placing in the New Zealand Cup trial in unseasonal conditions on Wednesday. Trainer Cran Dalgety only wanted a run to blow out the final cobwebs for the top pacer heading into Tuesday’s $700,000 Christchurch…

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‘Lana’ second best in Fillies Heat

‘LANA’ EDGED OUT IN GOOD FIGHT Kentuckiana Lodge filly Delightful Lana tried hard but wasn’t quite good enough to hold out the short-priced Allstars favourite in Fight For Glory in the $25,000 Alabar Sires Stakes Fillies Heat at Addington on Friday October 31. The two leading stables reps went head to head over the final…

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‘Wierdo’ pacer salutes

‘WEIRDO’ DELIVERS IN ACTION-PACKED RUN Colourful racecaller Mark McNamara described dramatic pacer Cody Singer as a “weirdo” after making hard work of winning his second race in six starts at Addington on Friday, October 24. “He’s a wierdo . . . in the nicest possible way,” was Mr McNamara’s summation after Cody Singer won the…

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‘Mac’ trials well for Tuapeka Cup

MIGHTY FLYING MAC WINS ASHBURTON TRIAL Mighty Flying Mac furthered his preparation for Sunday’s $14,999 Selwyn Paul Memorial Tuapeka Cup with a front-running win over stablemate Fifth Edition at the Ashburton trials on Tuesday, October 21. The consistent Mach Three gelding, a solid first-up fourth behind Tiger Tara at Addington on October 10 in a…

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Progeny of Sparks are flyin

HALF-BROTHERS SCORE WITHIN HOURS Progeny of former 2001 Australasian Breeders Crown 3YO filly champ Sparks A Flyin (1:52, US) won within hours on both sides of the Tasman on Friday night October 17, 2014. Smart colt Art Union took another stepping stone towards the $170,000 NRM Sires’ Stakes Final at Addington on November 11 at…

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Bit Of A Legend out of NZ Cup

NZ FREE-FOR-ALL CUP WEEK TARGET FOR ‘LEGEND’ Avon City Ford Cup runnerup Bit Of A Legend has been withdrawn from next month’s $700,000 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup. Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has decided instead to target the $200,000 Woodlands New Zealand Free-For-All for the dual Australasian Breeders Crown champ. The distance for…

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