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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Trent Lethaby gains first trial wins

NEWCOMER TRENT LETHABY IN FORM AT TRIALS New Kentuciana Lodge trials driver Trent Lethaby notched his trial wins, with back-to-back winning efforts, at Rangiora on Tuesday, March 25. Trent, a son of former Canterbury reinsman Brett Hampton (latterly based in North America) and Sarah Lethaby (sister of West Melton trainers, Jason and Scott), gained a…

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Christen Me is Grand Circuit champion

CHRISTEN ME HAS UNASSAILABLE GRAND CIRCUIT LEAD Last month’s Group One $A400,000 Hunter Cup winner Christen Me has been confirmed as this season’s Australasian Grand Circuit pacing champ even before Friday’s Trillian Trust Auckland Cup. The top Kentuckiana Lodge pacer has accumulated an unassailable lead ahead of those contesting the Auckland Cup, the final Grand…

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