Top duo keep wins coming at Forbury

CRAN & DEXTER CONTINUE FORBURY RUN NZ’s leading trainer-driver combo, Cran Dalgety and Dexter Dunn, kept their individual premiership tallies ticking over nicely at a moderate Forbury Park meeting on Thursday, January 10. Cran moved to 53 wins for the term, with a double in the final two races with For The Ladies and Awesome…

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‘Frank’ for Wyndham after taking maiden

FRANK THE DUCK WYNDHAM-BOUND Leading trainer Cran Dalgety had a light-hearted quip about his latest maiden winner Frank The Duck after the Jereme’s Jet gelding won in a smart 1:59.3 rate over 2200m at Roxburgh. “He’s just a freak of nature,” Cran said, tongue-in-cheek, knowing the phrase covers a multitude of things. However, owners, the…

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‘Fire’ responds to aggressive drive

BETTOR’S FIRE RESPONDS TO KEN BARRON DRIVE Bettor’s Fire bounced back to winning form with a ‘take no prisoners’ drive by Ken Barron to open the Rangiora Harness Racing Club’s New Year’s Eve meeting on December 31, 2012. The well-peformed Bettor’s Delight gelding scrambled early from the stand start, but soon hit his straps. The…

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Texican withdrawn & spelling

TEXICAN HEADS FOR SPELLING PADDOCK Texican, last season’s NRM Sires Stakes 3YO Final and Southern Supremacy Final winner, was withdrawn from Rangiora on Monday and will be spelled by Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety. “Basically I haven’t got him back where he should be. He’s just going through a 4YO growing patch so I’ll put…

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Four Starzzz Flash settles in

FOUR STARZZZ FLASH NEWCOMER TO STABLE Amberley co-owner and trainer Kevin Chapman decided two weeks ago for a change of scenery for well-performed pacer Four Starzzz Flash, dropping him round at Kentuckiana Lodge. “Its quite a thrill to have such a nice horse come up the drive,” said new trainer Cran Dalgety.  “He’s a big…

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Wins keep coming for top trainer

THREE WINS IN TWO DAYS FOR TEAM Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety kept the wins coming with Mighty Flying Mac at Auckland on Thursday, December 20, and a double with Awesome Prospect and Donegal Starella, at Addington on Friday, December 21. It was a satisfying return to form from last season’s Cambridge Jewels 2YO colts/geldings…

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Swab finding a head-scratcher

TESTING TIME . . . Premiership-leading trainer Cran Dalgety has got a positive swab. It was after training the winner of a $4500 race at Forbury Park last month. Dalgety denies any wrongdoing. It continues a worrying trend of seemingly hard to fathom positive tests with the negative publicity they bring. Story courtesy of Michael…

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‘Legend’ back on top . . . briefly

SUPERIOR GATE SPEED WINS NORTHERN STAKES FOR ‘LEGEND’ Bit Of A Legend again showed he’s the perfect package by winning the $23,950 Auckland Co-op Taxi Northern 3YO Stakes at the start on Auckland on Friday, December 7. The diminuitive Bettor’s Delight colt cruised past the $400,000 in stakes barrier _ showing superior gate speed to…

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