Bit Of A Legend on the improve

BIT OF A LEGEND UP FOR PERTH TEST Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety and driver Dexter Dunn face a big test with Bit Of A Legend in the $A175,000 Lancaster Park Gold Nugget 4YO classic at Gloucester Park, Perth, at 1.55am on Saturday morning (NZ time). The Perth heat, flies and a minor hoof problems, had taken…

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Christen Me 2nd in Miracle Mile (Nov 2013)

GALLANT SIX-FIGURE 2nd TO BEAUTIDE IN MIRACLE MILE Kentuckiana Lodge star Christen Me added $A112,500 to a swelling bankroll with a gallant second in Australasia’s richest sprint _ the $A750,000 SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile _ at Tabcorp Park, Menangle, on Saturday, November 30, 2013. Christen Me earned kudos and respect after enduring the toughest trip.…

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Christen Me 3rd in Menangle trial

CHRISTEN ME  MAKES GROUND LATE IN MENANGLE TRIAL Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Christen Me trialled well, making ground late for third at Menangle on Tuesday, November 26, in his final hit-out for the $A750,000 SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile on Saturday night. Driver Dexter Dunn eased the Cran Dalgety-trained star back to fifth of seven in single…

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Christen Me booked for Sydney

CHRISTEN ME ALL GO FOR MIRACLE MILE Christen Me, luckless at Addington last Friday, is booked to fly to Sydney next Sunday to take his place in the $A400,000 SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile at Tabcorp Park, Menangle, on Saturday, November 30. Trainer Cran Dalgety says he may re-rig the Christian Cullen gelding slightly differently for the Miracle…

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Safedra eludes breeding barn

SAFEDRA TO CONTINUE RACING Good C5 pacing mare Safedra has been given an extended racing career following her impressive win at Addington on November 1. “The owners (Jim and Susan Wakefield) are going to take the punt and race her through,” said trainer Cran Dalgety. The 4YO Mach Three-Sparks A Flyin mare had a booking to…

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Matt Cross chases first/ last win

MATT CROSS TO FOCUS ON TRACKSIDE TRAINING Matt Cross is in the unusual position of possibly gaining his first, and last win, as a junior driver at Addington on Friday night. The Kentuckiana Lodge horseman (pictured) will rein in-form stable runner Big Is Good in the Gotta Go Cullen Mobile Pace for junior drivers, but…

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Locharburn just outside NZ record

LOCHARBURN CLOSE TO ‘LEGEND’ RECORD Emerging 3YO talent Locharburn confirmed his promise by just missing a NZ age group mark for the stand start 2600m at only his fifth race start on Friday, September 27. The well-developed Christian Cullen colt was only 0.1 of a second outside Bit Of A Legend’s NZ age group mark,…

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Christen Me passes first test

 CHRISTEN ME TICKING ALL THE BOXES The modern day “Cup” prep is all green lights so far for modern day pacing superstar Christen Me. Trainer Cran Dalgety is replicating the three-race preparation by 2005 Cup winner Mainland Banner _ the only previous New Zealand Cup winner by 1998 Cup hero Christian Cullen. A brilliant speed…

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