‘Legend’ on song for NZ Derby

‘LEGEND’ SHARP IN DERBY LEAD-UP Bit Of A Legend will add a touch of class to next week’s New Zealand Derby line-up after a professional return at Addington on Saturday, March 30. Last year’s Yearling Sales 2YO Open Pace and Australasian Breeders Crown 2YO colts and geldings pace winner moved up sharply to tackle front-running…

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Regulus & Christen Me return April 5

NZ WELCOME STAKES NEXT FOR REGULUS Progressive juvenile Regulus will be looking to give trainer Cran Dalgety a second win in the Avon City Ford New Zealand Welcome Stakes at Addington on Friday week. The Welcome Stakes is now downgraded to Group Two status and worth $40,000. Cran and Dexter won the juvenile feature two…

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Safedra top Nevele R hope

ONLYFOROU OUT, SAFREDRA TRYING TO EMULATE DAM Safredra and Flying Anvil, first and third respectively in Friday night’s Nevele R Heat at Addington, will fly the Kentuckiana Lodge flag in the May Final, with last season’s top filly Onlyforyou out with a viral complaint. “After a full veterinary examination, blood counts revealed Onlyforou had a…

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Christen Me back from freshener

CHRISTEN ME BEGINS BUILD-UP A fresh Chisten Me returned to Kentuckiana Lodge last Tuesday as he builds to a possible return to Menangle for the $A750,000 SEW Miracle Mile on April 28. “We’ll decide closer to the time but it looks like two of the top four Miracle Mile contenders won’t be there, so its…

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Regulus shines in Sires Heat

REGULUS STARS IN FORBURY SIRES HEAT Rangiora owners Jim and Susan Wakefield are shooting for the stars with Regulus, who had no favours but came out on top in the $18,000 Garrards Sires Stakes Heat at Forbury on Thursday, March 7, 2012. They used the astronomy naming rights with former quality young pacer in Empyrean,…

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Christen Me has 10 days off

CHARIOTS WINNER BACK IN CANTERBURY Chariots Of Fire winner Christen Me is back in Canterbury and freshening for 10 days at an agistment farm before trainer Cran Dalgety settles on the star’s April programme. “He’s surprised me with how he’s handled everything,” said Cran. “He just thrived and hasn’t had to lift off the canvas…

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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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