Christen Me morphs into Chariots star

CHRISTEN ME _ 1:50.5 IN CHARIOTS Christen Me completed a remarkable transformation with a brilliant victory in the $A200,000 Chariots Of Fire at Tabcorp Park, Menangle, on Sunday, March 3. The son of Christian Cullen and Splendid Dreams went from a maiden eight months ago to morph into Australasia’s fastest ever 4YO pacer with a…

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Bettor’s Fire sold to WA

BETTOR’S FIRE PERTH-BOUND Good-winning Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Bettor’s Fire was withdrawn from Friday’s Hororata Cup after having his sale finalised to West Australian interests. Bettor’s Fire raced 30 times for Rangiora breeders, Jim and Susan Wakefield, winning 11 and picking up seven minor placings, for $79,192 in stakes. Photo: Bettor’s Fire, to do his future…

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NZ Prem. Yearing Sales 2nd day results

NZ PREMIER YEARLING SALES DETAILS, DAY TWO Sales details from the second day of the NZ Premier Yearling Sale in Christchurch on Thursday, February, 21, 2013, were: 184 Dachy (b f Changeover-Heavenly Franco), D J McLeish, Otautau, $4500. 185 Highview Ruler (blk c Elsu-Highview Courage), passed $4000 (res $8500).         186 Myspeedyjet (br c…

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NZ Premier Yearling Sales Day One results

2013 NZ PREMIER YEARLING SALES, DAY ONE, RESULTS Leading trainer Cran Dalgety went to $78,000 for the first foal from former Caduceus Club Classic winning 2YO filly Rona Lorraine on the first day of the 2013 NZ Premier Yearling Sales in Christchurch on Wednesday, February 20. Named Bettor Think Twice, the Bettor’s Delight-Rona Lorraine filly,…

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Aust. Classic Yearlng Sales details

  O BABY’S HALF-BROTHER FOR KENTUCKIANA LODGE Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety secured Royal Loyal, a half-brother by Bettor’s Delight to last season’s 3YO Jewels Diamond winner O Baby (1:54.8), for $120,000 at the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka on Monday, February 18 O Baby (by Christian Cullen) is already the winner of nine…

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Christen Me brilliant in NSW

CHRISTEN ME RUNS 1:51.6 AT MENANGLE Christen Me looked every bit a potential superstar with a brilliant 1:51.6 mile win after cutting the breeze at Tabcorp Park, Menangle, in the $A50,000 FORM 700 Hondo Grattan Stakes on Saturday, February 16. The Kentuckiana Lodge pacer had little luck in the early stages, being trapped three wide…

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Mark Purdon joins Cran at top of table

SAFEDRA’S WIN COUNTERS MACINTOSH DISQUALIFICATION The win of favourite Safedra in Race 13 at Motukarara on Friday moved trainer Cran Dalgety back to 59 wins for the season, following the disqualification of stablemate Macintosh from a win at Forbury Park on November 22. Macintosh reverts back to a one-win horse after losing the Forbury race…

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Cran clings to premiership lead

TRAINING DOUBLE KEEPS CRAN ON TOP Chanelle Bromac (Waikouaiti, Sunday) and For The Ladies (Winton, Friday) both gained prizes for good attendance last weekend, keeping Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety at the top of the trainers premiership for another week. A four-win spree at Ashburton on Saturday has multiple premiership winner Mark Purdon on 55…

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Rockin Roll Lad for WA

ROCKIN ROLL LAD LEAVES FOR PERTH Capable intermediate-grade pacer Rockin Roll Lad has been sold out of the Cran Dalgety stable to do his future racing in West Australia. The 4YO Artsplace gelding raced 35 times in NZ for nine wins (three penalty-free) and 11 placings, for $63,801 in stakes. Photo: Former Kentuckiana Lodge pacer…

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Bit Of A Legend unlucky at Melton

BIT OF A LEGEND LUCKLESS FOURTH Kentuckiana Lodge 3YO Bit Of A Legend ended up with a flat tyre when severely checked with 600m to run in the $A200,000 VHRSC Victoria Derby Final at Tabcorp Park, Melton, on Saturday, February 3. Bit Of A Legend was getting the gun run, trailing pacemaking favourite Guaranteed when…

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