Smiling Shard sires NSW 2YO winner

SMILING SHARD LEAVES WINNER FROM SECOND TO RACE Former star Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Smiling Shard (p2, 1:53.7) has sired a 2YO winner from just his second individual starter to race in Australia. Smiling Sam, from a seven-win Blissful Hall mare in Sixteen Carat (1:55.5), improved on a first-up fourth from the second row a week…

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Master Moonlite races clear at Kilmore

MASTER MOONLITE TOO SLICK IN BREEDERS HEAT Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety notched a second win within 24 hours when Master Moonlite raced away with the Australasian Breeders Crown 2YO colts and geldings heat at Kilmore on Wednesday, August 9. Again expertly handled by Anthony Butt, Master Moonlite trailed two and three back on the…

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Cran looking for change of luck

CRAN LOOKING FOR CHANGE OF LUCK Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is hopeful of a change of luck with Australasian Breeders Crown 2YO Pacing hopefuls, Bettor Joy and Master Moonlite, in Victoria early this week. Bettor Joy, a Group Two winner of the Delightful Lady Classic at Auckland in March, makes her Victoria debut from…

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Chevron Express in Victoria Trotting Derby

CHEVRON EXPRESS CONTESTS TROT DERBY ON SUNDAY Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is aiming high with capable trot filly Chevron Express, giving her a crack at Sunday’s $A50,000 Seelite Window & Doors Victoria Trotting Derby at Maryborough, Victoria. The NZ Hambletonian and NZ Trotting Oaks winner travelled to Melbourne, essentially with pacing stablemates, Bettor Joy…

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Nath ends K.L. stint with win

NATHAN PURDON ENDS STINT WITH COOL ALPHA ROCK DRIVE Trainer Cran Dalgety was delighted for Nathan Purdon to end his latest stint at Kentuckiana Lodge with a win at Addington on Friday, July 28. Nathan, son of All Stars trainer Mark Purdon, has returned to his father’s stable after working for the last eight months…

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Off to Melbourne ?

QUEST FOR THE CROWN MORE LIKELY After leaving Ashburton Racecourse last Sunday with good results, Cran admits his case for a trip to Australia had immediately strengthened. Dalgety was keen to see quality juvenile pacers Bettor Joy and Master Moonlite perform to a high standard and he got it from both, and now hints the…

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Dexter hits 2000 wins

DEXTER SMASHES THE CLOCK IN CHASE TO 2000 It has taken Kentuckiana’s stable driver Dexter Dunn no time at all to break all sorts of records in harness racing, but now, the latest achievement probably trumps them all.   Dexter reined winner 221 for the season and career win 2000 when he and Cran combined…

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