Art Union back with a vengeance

ART UNION TO CHASE DOWN SIRES HEATS If Thursday’s 3YO resumption (September 18) is any guide, Art Union may have found the extra length or two required to ruffle the feathers of the major 3YO NZ Sires Stakes contenders. Last term, the promising youngster wasn’t far off winning a Group One feature, finishing a luckless…

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Christen Me equals NZ record in Vase

CHRISTEN ME JOINS STABLEMATES AS 2600m RECORD-HOLDER Kentuckiana Lodge superstars, past and present, own three of four shared New Zealand 4YO or older male marks after Christen Me’s brilliant Maurice Holmes Vase win at Addington on Friday night, September 9, 2014. The unusual occurrence was made possible when Christen Me equalled the fastest NZ stand…

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Cran now top NZ ABC trainer

CRAN DALGETY ONE AHEAD OF GEOFF SMALL & MARK PURDON The news gets even better for Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety, who has edged one win ahead of Patumahoe’s Geoff Small and Rolleston’s Mark Purdon as NZ’s most successful trainers of Group One Breeders Crown Final winners. Cran moved to five Crown victories after Katy Perry’s hard…

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Cup pacer resumes with sizzling final mile

CHRISTEN ME JOGS TO NATIONAL HANDICAP VICTORY Hunter Cup star Christen Me showed his class edge coming off 30m for an effortless victory in the Harcourts Grenadier City Office National Handicap at Addington on Friday, August 22. New Zealand Derby winner Locharburn, driven positively by Blair Orange first-up against the older open class free-for-allers, ensured…

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Dual ABC lead-up success for stable

BIT OF A LEGEND, KATY PERRY, WIN CROWN RACES Bit Of A Legend gave his army of supporters little cause for concern, first-up at the races since last December, in a $A8455 Empire Stallions Breeders Crown Series Heat at Tabcorp Park, Melton, on Sunday, August 17, 2014. The Bettor’s Delight entire wasn’t rushed early by…

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