‘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NZ FREE-FOR-ALL CUP WEEK TARGET FOR ‘LEGEND’ Avon City Ford Cup runnerup Bit Of A Legend has been withdrawn from next month’s $700,000 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup.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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Art Union posts record in Sires qualifier

ART UNION UNTROUBLED IN NRM SIRES STAKES FINAL QUALIFIER West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety, and long-time stable owners Jim and Susan Wakefield, will be hoping lightning strikes twice in the $170,000 NRM Sires Stakes 3YO Final at Addington on November 11. The Wakefields’ tasted success in the big NZ Cup day 3YO feature with Texican…

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Katy Perry back after let-up

KATY PERRY LOOKING ‘FANTASTIC’  Katy Perry, voted Australian 2YO Pacing Filly of the Year after feature wins in both the $A297,000 Australasian Breeders Crown and $A50,505 Garrards Tatlow Stakes, is back in work at Kentuckiana Lodge. The precocious daughter of Bettor’s Delight and Karen Donna had five weeks out after going unbeaten in four Victorian…

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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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