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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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Bold workout by Speights Girl

SPEIGHTS GIRL WINS MOTUKARARA WORKOUT Last-start winner Speights Girl was in good touch for her next assignment with a strong 2:47.9 run over the mobile 2200m at the Motukarara workouts on Saturday, June 8. She was being aimed at the up to 1-win 2YO pace at Addington on Friday, June 14, but that event was…

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Inspired move leaves speed legacy

NZ RACING THE WINNERS FROM SCUSE ME Charlie Roberts reached his ‘Everest’ as a breeder-owner at Ashburton on Jewels day on June 1, but New Zealand harness racing has also been the big beneficiary of an inspired move over a decade ago. Now a spritely 89 years young, Charlie had the time of his life…

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Christen Me classy in 4YO Jewels

  CHRISTEN ME _ 4YO JEWELS EMERALD CHAMPION Christen Me gave a champion Jewels performance, setting a NZ 4YO or older record of 1:51.5, to win the $150,000 Auckland Reactor 4YO Emerald, at Ashburton on June 1.   For just over an hour he was the fastest miler on NZ soil, taking the 1:52.1 record…

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Safedra terrific 2nd in NZ Oaks

ADORE ME TOO GOOD IN OAKS  _ SAFEDRA BEST OF THE REST Kentuckiana Lodge filly Safedra couldn’t win from barrier nine in the $100,000 Canterbury Breeders New Zealand Oaks at Addington on Friday, May 17, but her second to champion Adore Me was almost as good as a win. Safedra won the race for second,…

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