Bettor’s Fire 2nd in workout

BETTOR’S FIRE IMPROVER’S SECOND IN WORKOUT Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Bettor’s Fire is shaping well as he builds towards racing premier racing at the New Zealand Cup meeting. The 4YO Bettor’s Delight-Sparks A Flyin gelding was a comfortable second to the David and Catherine Butt-trained Mister Presley in the 1-win and faster mobile 2000m heat, at…

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Hubie Hudson matures

HUBIE HUDSON SCORES ADDINGTON WIN Hubie Hudson, a work in progress over the last 12 months, credited this season’s NZ leading trainer, Cran Dalgety, with his first trotting winner for nine years at Addington on Friday, October 26, 2012. Cran has lined up just a limited number of squaregaiters since Halogen won three in quick…

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Cran brings up 800th NZ win

FLYING ANVIL CREDITS CRAN WITH 800TH WIN Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety racked up his 800th NZ training success when favourite Flying Anvil lasted to hold by a neck at the Wairio Trotting Club “Ladies Day” meeting at Winton on Sunday, October 14. The West Melton mentor (pictured) kept his good strike rate moving this…

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Christen Me in 1:54.9 rate

  CHRISTEN ME DELIVERS 1:54.9 MILE RATE Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is looking forward to some fun over the next few months with a strong team of 3-5 win horses including latest revelation Christen Me. The lightly-raced brother to Hands Christian (1:52.5) gave further evidence of his emerging talent when he scored in a…

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Addington double from inside draws

ORL BLACK, DONEGAL CHOKIN, TOO SLICK FROM FRONT END The Cran Dalgety team made the most of their ace barriers with a winning double at Friday’s NZ Metro meeting, August 24.   Both wins by Donegal Chokin and Orl Black were achieved the same way,  taking control early from inside draws.   Orl Black, after being…

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Bit Of A Legend takes out ABC Final

BIT OF A LEGEND EMULATES SMILING SHARD Size doesn’t matter for Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety, and driver Dexter Dunn. The top trainer-driver combo notched their second Australasian Breeders Crown 2YO colts/geldings Final at Melton on “Super Sunday” with colts small on stature but big on heart. Bit Of A Legend mirrored the performance of…

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Bit Of A Legend to miss Sires Stakes

NO SIRES STAKES BID FOR BIT OF A LEGEND Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has confirmed he will “sacrifice” November’s NRM Sires Stakes 3YO Final with Australasian Breeders Crown 2YO champ Bit Of A Legend. “I might space his year out,” Cran said. “We’ll treat the Breeders Crown win as a bonus. It wasn’t on…

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Empyrean out, Safedra qualifies

SAFEDRA TOO GOOD IN ASHBURTON QUALIFIER Owners Jim and Susan Wakefield lost the racing services of smart winner Empyrean (1:56.2) to a ligament problem last term, but qualified his younger half-sister Safedra on Tuesday, August 21. She is the latest foal to qualify from former International winner Sparks A Flyin (1:52), whose first three to…

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Hip Hop Anvil & ‘Elle’ sold overseas

HIP HOP ANVIL SOLD, USA-BOUND Hip Hop Anvil, last season’s Group Three Forbury 4 and 5YO Championship winner in track record time, is to do his future racing in North America. “I think he’s going to Delaware (Ohio). He’ll love it there,” said trainer Cran Dalgety. Photo: Jack Trainor salutes after winning with Hip Hop…

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Rangiora double on Super Sunday

SUPABET AND ORL BLACK TOO GOOD The Kentuckiana Lodge team achieved a 100 percent winning day on the home front at Rangiora, on Breeders Crown day Sunday, August 18, delivering with maiden Supabet and former smart juvenile Orl Black. Driver Jack Trainor made the most of a wide front row draw with Supabet, leading early,…

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