Bella Starr in Tatlow Heat

BELLA STARR BOWS OUT OF NZ RACING Former Kentuckiana Lodge juvenile filly Bella Starr has been withdrawn from the $150,000 Harness Jewels 2YO Diamond at Ashburton on June 1 and is scheduled to race at Bendigo, Victoria, on Thursday. After finding unsuitable races for a two-year-old filly in Canterbury in recent weeks, Bella Starr was…

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Bit Of A Legend rates 1:54.7

BIT OF A LEGEND RATES 1:54.7 _ 1950m  West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety says Jewels-bound Bit Of A Legend needed a good hit-out at Addington on Saturday May 11, but wasn’t anticipating him pacing a 1:54.7 mile rate over 1950m. “He’s that well at the moment. His heart rate was up a bit after that…

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Christen Me leaves rivals breathless

CHRISTEN ME POSTS BIGGEST MESSENGER WIN Christen Me not only keeps winning _ he continues to take his game to another level. For the second week running at Auckland, this time on Friday, May 3, he crushed the hearts of his rivals at Group One level. The ease of his victories has left trainer Cran…

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Fifth Edition keeps wins coming

FIFTH EDITION PRODUCES SUNDAY BEST Fifth Edition racked up win No. 78 of the season for Cran Dalgety’s Kentuckiana Lodge stable, and Dexter Dunn’s 145th driving win for the term, at the Ashburton meeting on Sunday, May 5. The capable Mach Three gelding improved on a midfield showing in stronger company at Rangiora seven days…

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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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