Cran draws level in premiership

PREMIERSHIP RACE DECIDED ON SUNDAY Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has strategically levelled up alongside leader Mark Purdon in the shadows of the trainers premiership finish-line at Rangiora on Sunday. The big-winning trainers are now on 113 wins apiece going into the final meeting of the NZ season. Mark Purdon can advance his score by…

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Safedra confirmed for Melbourne

SAFEDRA FOR BREEDERS CROWN Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety won’t get another premiership-counting win from in-form filly Safedra at Addington on Friday night. The big Mach Three filly won’t race this week after she was confirmed as an Australasian Breeders Crown starter on Monday. Her trainer is very keen to have a crack with her…

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Close premiership race, Mac claims rec.

CRAN TWO BEHIND, MAC NEW RECORD-HOLDER The NZ trainers premiership is set for a “photo-finish” with Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety within two of Mark Purdon going into this weekend’s finale. Cran’s late move juggernaut continued at Ashburton on Sunday, July 21, with Mighty Flying Mac claiming the NZ 3YO 3200m record from stablemate Texican,…

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Bit Of A Legend sets NZ record

BIT OF A LEGEND SETS NZ AGE GROUP RECORD Bit Of A Legend signed off his 3YO racing at Addington with a deserved New Zealand 3YO age group record over the 2600m from a stand on Friday, July 19. The Bettor’s Delight colt notched his second win on the night in brilliant fashion, pacing the…

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Speights Girl spelling

SPEIGHTS GIRL TURNED OUT Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has turned one-win 2YO filly Speights Girl out until next season. “I reluctantly turned her out because I could’t find a suitable race for her,” Cran said. “Its a shame because she’s a wee dynamo. There are heap up of races up north, but we decided…

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Another first _ stable trifecta

CRAN TRAINS FIRST RACE TRIFECTA Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety achieved another training first at Addington on Thursday, July 4 _ a stable trifecta _ when For The Ladies led home stablemates Mighty Flying Mac and Belkymyster in the night’s opener, the 3YO up to 2-win Christchurch Casino Mobile Pace. “Its something you don’t do…

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Cran achieves 2nd seasonal century

CRAN RAISES BAT _ SECOND CONSECUTIVE CENTURY Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety celebrated a century of wins for the second consecutive year by winning the $13,000 Dawe Contracting Rangiora Winter Cup with star colt Bit Of A Legend on Sunday, June 30. “Its a big thrill. I didn’t want to be like Bradman (cricket legend)…

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Smiling Shard retired, stud duty beckons

SMILING SHARD TO STAND AT ALABAR, VICTORIA Smiling Shard, retired after having a promising Grand Circuit career derailed by a leg issue, will launch his siring career at Alabar’s Echuca Farm in Victoria in the spring. Negotiations for the $1.1 million earner to stand at Alabar were finalised on Thursday, June 27. He has arrived…

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Cran heads toward century

CRAN HAS ANOTHER 100 WINS ON RADAR Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is closing in on 100 training wins in a season for the second consecutive year. He moved to 97 wins for the season when Bon Accord Babe confirmed her rating as a “good maiden” by the trainer, delivering on the second day of…

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Two for Crown/Ginger Spice sold

BIT OF A LEGEND TARGETS SECOND CROWN Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has confirmed superstar 4YO Christen Me, and promising 2YO Regulus, will both miss the rich Australasian Breeders Crown series in August. However, he will have strong contenders for both this year’s 3YO Breeders Crown divisions _ defending 2YO champ Bit Of A Legend…

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