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  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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Christen Me on song for Sydney

CHRISTEN ME PLEASES FOR SYDNEY Christen Me, after being beaten half a length by dual NZ Cup winner Terror To Love, in their spirited clash in the $25,000 Rose Dakin Summer Cup at Addington on Friday, February 1, is Sydney-bound on Thursday. Driver Dexter Dunn moved Christen Me up to try and make a race…

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Flying Anvil runs track record

FLYING ANVIL BOOKS PLACE IN NEVELE R FINAL Speedy filly Flying Anvil, given all favours in the trail by catch driver Mark Jones, delivered a track record mile rate of 1:55.9 (1700m) for a 3YO filly in the $14,999 Nevele R Fillies Heat at Invercargill on Saturday, January 26. The Art Major filly was 0.9…

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Flying Anvil _ five from eight

FLYING ANVIL WELL PLACED IN SOUTH Flying Anvil maximised the good placement of trainer Cran Dalgety to rack up her fifth win from eight starts in a $10,000 1-2 wins fillies and mares pace at Invercargill on Thursday, January 18. “It was originally programmed as a reserve race, so it was a bit of a…

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Half Ironman first – then Victoria raid

TOP TRAINER CONTESTING WANAKA HALF-IRONMAN   Leading trainer Cran Dalgety (pictured) is putting his endurance skills to the test in the Wanaka Half-Ironman event on Saturday, before casting his net across the Tasman in search of six-figure prizes with star pacers, Four Starzzz Flash, Bit Of A Legend and Christen Me. “I’m ‘oxygenating’ the cells,”…

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