Christen Me emulates grand-dam

  CHRISTEN ME FASTEST AT AUCKLAND Brilliant pacer Christen Me was untroubled to emulate grand-dam Scuse Me with a record run in the $100,000 Waste Management Taylor “Mile” at Alexandra Park, Auckland, on Friday, April 26. The Kentuckiana Lodge superstar handled his first speed showing right-handed like a seasoned professional, moving up parked, then cruising…

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‘Met’ principals celebrate

PLENTY OF CHEER TO END ANZAC DAY The “lucky last” of 11 races at Addington on Anzac Day gave NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club principals, David and Kathy Rankin, and John and Jenny Grainger, another reason to salute the success of foundation mare Miss Bubbles. Mac Bubbles, the second foal from Miss Bubbles, wasn’t missed by…

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Safedra rewarded in South Oaks

SAFEDRA SCORES GROUP TWO WIN A late decision to target the $40,000 Nevele R/Macca Lodge Southland Oaks with Safedra proved successful on Sunday, April 21. The improving daughter of Mach Three and Sparks A Flyin led over the last 1600m to notch a Group Two feature victory. “We’ve put her to the sword a bit…

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Christen Me fastest at Addington

  CHRISTEN ME FASTEST AT ADDINGTON  Christen Me, credited with the fastest ever final 800m under race conditions at Addington _ 54.2s _ on Friday night, April 19, arrived in south Auckland three days later. Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is excited to unleash the star pacer at Alexandra Park, Auckland, in Friday night’s $100,000…

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Age group races beckon Superstar

AUCKLAND FEATURES FOR SUPERSTARS CHAMP After carefully weighing up the options, team Christen Me will settle for NZ age group options for the remainder of his 4YO season. The ease of last Friday’s $40,000 Resource Recycling Technologies Superstars Championship win suggested Christen Me is good enough to foot it with the best pacers in Australasia…

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‘Legend’ on song for NZ Derby

‘LEGEND’ SHARP IN DERBY LEAD-UP Bit Of A Legend will add a touch of class to next week’s New Zealand Derby line-up after a professional return at Addington on Saturday, March 30. Last year’s Yearling Sales 2YO Open Pace and Australasian Breeders Crown 2YO colts and geldings pace winner moved up sharply to tackle front-running…

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Regulus & Christen Me return April 5

NZ WELCOME STAKES NEXT FOR REGULUS Progressive juvenile Regulus will be looking to give trainer Cran Dalgety a second win in the Avon City Ford New Zealand Welcome Stakes at Addington on Friday week. The Welcome Stakes is now downgraded to Group Two status and worth $40,000. Cran and Dexter won the juvenile feature two…

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Safedra top Nevele R hope

ONLYFOROU OUT, SAFREDRA TRYING TO EMULATE DAM Safredra and Flying Anvil, first and third respectively in Friday night’s Nevele R Heat at Addington, will fly the Kentuckiana Lodge flag in the May Final, with last season’s top filly Onlyforyou out with a viral complaint. “After a full veterinary examination, blood counts revealed Onlyforou had a…

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Christen Me back from freshener

CHRISTEN ME BEGINS BUILD-UP A fresh Chisten Me returned to Kentuckiana Lodge last Tuesday as he builds to a possible return to Menangle for the $A750,000 SEW Miracle Mile on April 28. “We’ll decide closer to the time but it looks like two of the top four Miracle Mile contenders won’t be there, so its…

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Regulus shines in Sires Heat

REGULUS STARS IN FORBURY SIRES HEAT Rangiora owners Jim and Susan Wakefield are shooting for the stars with Regulus, who had no favours but came out on top in the $18,000 Garrards Sires Stakes Heat at Forbury on Thursday, March 7, 2012. They used the astronomy naming rights with former quality young pacer in Empyrean,…

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