Onlyforyou scores Group One win

ONLYFORYOU DELIVERS IN FILLIES SIRES STAKES Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety transformed $35,000 yearling buy Onlyforyou into a Group One $156,400 Magness Benrow Sires Stakes 2YO Fillies Championship winner at Alexandra Park on Friday, May 4. The victory, complimented by a perfect drive from premier reinsman Dexter Dunn, was due reward for the Art Major-Destiny…

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Mac Bubbles rates 1:59.5_ debut

CORKS POP FOR MAC BUBBLES Promising Kentuckiana Lodge filly Mac Bubbles justified her warm favouritism and in the process, lowered the colours of some older 1-win mares, in her Forbury race debut on Thursday, May 3. The 2YO daughter of Mach Three and Group race-winning mare Miss Bubbles became the lastest “black type” winner in…

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Second Sires Stakes Heat quinella

ABRAXAS PEAKING FOR 2YO RACES Speedy juvenile Abraxas is near the top of his game for the $250,000 PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales Open Pace on May 12, and the $180,000 Garrard’s Sires Stakes Final, on May 18, both to be run at Addington Raceway. Trainer Cran Dalgety felt the Mach Three gelding had improved…

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Flutter sharp in 2YO workout

FLAMING FLUTTER SHARP FOR 2YO RACES Flaming Flutter was sharp for his upcoming big two-year-old Addington assignments when he stepped out at the Rangiora workouts on Wednesday, May 2. Freshened after his Garrard’s Sires Stakes Heat win at Addington on April 7, the Victorian-owned Bettor’s Delight colt bided his time at the rear early in…

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Ginger Spice from giveaway mare

GINGER SPICE DElIVERS FROM TOUGH DRAW Christchurch owner Paul Nixon has found the key to winning races. You give away your broodmare and the subsequent stock instantly become well above average ! Since he gave Soky’s Atom broodmare Secret Spice away, her foals haven’t stopped winning. Firstly, her daughter by Courage Under Fire, The Silk…

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Aust. sales confirmed

  WOTAVUGOT, CARTER’S ROCKET, FOR PERTH Wotavugot, who enjoyed a good strike rate, winning seven of 24 starts for owners, Chrissie Dalgety, Peter Smith, and the Southern Men Syndicate, has been sold to do his future racing in West Australia.The big In The Pocket-Nivea Franco gelding, a three-quarter brother to good 3YO winner Chancellor Cullen,…

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Juveniles shape well at trials

NEXT WAVE STEP OUT AT ASHBURTON Some of the next wave of Kentuckiana Lodge juveniles stepped up with useful performances at the Ashburton trials on Tuesday, April 24. Cracklin Rosie, a Art Major half-sister to January’s Nelson Cup winner Tom And Jerry, produced a sharp run, coming from last of five in the 2YO fillies…

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Texican takes south double

TEXICAN WINS GROUP TWO SOUTHERN SUPREMACY Texican became the second-fastest winner of the $40,000 Alabar Southern Supremacy Stakes to win the Group Two feature on Sunday, April 22, 2012. The big-winning Bettor’s Delight gelding backed up his NZ 3YO record over 3200m in the Winton Cup a week previously in fine style. He paced a…

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Kiwi Mondeo delivers

KIWI MONDEO DELIVERS MAIDEN VICTORY Kiwi Mondeo, a work in progress for trainer Cran Dalgety, rewarded his supporters at the Reefton meeting at Addington on Friday, April 13. The 3YO Sands A Flyin gelding had proven expensive on raceday in four previous starts, but he had shown enough in his trial and workout form to…

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Delight freshens for north trip

DONEGAL DELIGHT TO CONTEST JEWELS Strong racemare Donegal Delight is having a brief freshener after finishing seventh behind eventual Easter Cup winner Hands Christian in the mobile 2600m free-for-all at Addington on March 30. Trainer Cran Dalgety decided against racing her in last week’s Easter Cup, preferring to set her for the $150,000 Harness Jewels…

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