Art Union trials well for Sires Final

ART UNION RUNS SMART SECTIONALS IN TRIAL Kentuckiana Lodge juvenile Art Union warmed up for Friday night’s Garrard’s Sires Stakes Final when he cruised over his last 800m in 56.1s at the Addington trials on Monday, May 12. The Art Major-Sparks A Flyin colt had an easy run over the first lap, rating 2:03.1 for…

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Delightful Lana shatters NZ record

DELIGHTFUL LANA SETS RECORD AND MAKES LATE JEWELS BID Progressive 2YO filly Delightful Lana shaved nearly six seconds off the NZ mobile 2600m record for 2YO fillies and entered Harness Jewels consideration after winning at Timaru on Sunday, May 11. While not commonplace in the past for juvenile fillies to test themselves over the mobile…

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Regulus delivers in four horse race

REGULUS DELIVERS IN FOUR-HORSE PREMIER RACE Harness Jewels 3YO Emerald contender Regulus thought he was in a four-horse trial on premier day at Addington last Saturday, May 10. Top driver Dexter Dunn said the hot $1.30 favourite raced that way, but he was still good enough to hold Southland Oaks winner Royal Counsel by three-quarters…

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Onlyforyou picks up belated $53k

ONLYFORYOU PROMOTED 2012 HARNESS JEWELS DIAMOND WINNER Kentuckiana Lodge 2YO fillies Bettor Think Twice (fifth) and Katy Perry in the (ninth) were luckless in the Magness Benrow Sires Stakes 2YO Fillies Final at Auckland last Friday night, May 10, but the stable still had a good payday. Even without racing consistent mare Onlyforyou picked up…

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Fifth Edition runs 3:11.6 in C1 pace

FIFTH EDITION JUSTIFIES C1 FAVOURITISM AT RANGIORA Fifth Edition underlined just how quick times have become for the modern day standardbred in Canterbury when successful at Rangiora on Sunday, April 27. The 4YO Mach Three gelding appreciated a drop from the C2 grade to C1 two starts ago. From a good barrier, he justified his…

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Katy Perry . . . a great ‘spec’ buy

KATY PERRY CHASES SIRES STAKES FILLIES CHAMPIONSHIP Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has struck another bargain “spec” filly buy from the yearling sales in the form of equine pacing filly Katy Perry. Cran struck gold a few seasons back when he selected subsequent 2012 $156,400 NZ Sires’ Stakes 2YO Fillies Championship winner Onlyforyou for $30,000…

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Locharburn deserved Derby winner

LOCHARBURN REWARDED IN NZ DERBY From the time he won his Rangiora racetrack debut as a late two-year-old, Locharburn had potential Derby winner written all over him. Eight months on, the powerfully developed Christian Cullen colt called on all his stamina reserves to deliver in the 2014 $175,000 Muscara Standardbreds New Zealand Derby at Addington…

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Stable enjoys successful week

KENTUCKIANA LODGE TEAM FIRES UP After a quiet start to the year on the domestic scene by their usual high standards, the Kentuckiana Lodge team was back on song with nine wins in the space of seven days last week. The run began with wins by Speights Girl (1:57.4 mile) and Major Bubbles at Rangiora…

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Locharburn pipped in Vero

LOCHARBURN PIPPED ON POST IN VERO STAKES Locharburn, who was beaten a pencil line by late closer Isaiah in the $40,000 Vero Flying Stakes Mobile Pace at Addington on April 4, should be suited by the longer trip in next Friday’s mobile 2600m $175,000 Muscara Standardbreds NZ Derby. The Christian Cullen colt did everything but…

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