Estimated $40k Futurity for Show Day

NEW INNOVATION _ NZMTC SHOW DAY FUTURITY Through pure bad timing, Christen Me ruled himself out of the newly-decided “Show Day Futurity”, with an estimated stake of $40,000, when winning a maiden at Addington on June 22. Subsequently, since Christen Me won his maiden for the Cran Dalgety stable, news of a Futurity was announced…

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NZ FFA shortens to 1609m

WOODLANDS NZ FFA NOW A FLYING MILE The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club will end a tradition by reducing the distance of the Woodlands New Zealand Free-For-All on Show day, 2012, to 1609m (metric mile). The Group One NZ Free-For-All was previously been run over 2000m (or 1 1/4 miles), but the Met see an…

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Ranking system for NZ Cup

RANKING SYSTEM TO DETERMINE NZ CUP FIELD The NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club will use a ranking system to determine the field for this year’s proposed $600,000 ($300,000 to the winner) Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Previously, field selection, apart from automatic Addington qualifiers from designated lead-up races, was at the…

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Team edges closer to 100 wins

BUSINESS AS USUAL WITH RANGIORA DOUBLE It was business as usual for the Kentuckiana Lodge team at Rangiora on Sunday, July 1, a day after trainer Cran Dalgety exited the Canterbury winter for the beaches of Hawaii. Cran began a well-earned holiday as his team marched to within five wins of the stable’s first 100…

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Texican second in Rangiora trial

TEXICAN SECOND TO FRANCO NELSON IN TRIAL Texican began the build-up toward the Australasian Breeders 3YO Crown at Tabcorp Park, Melton, on August 19, with a pleasing run at the Rangiora trials on Tuesday, July 3. Even though beaten a neck by the Steve McRae-trained Breeders Crown-bound 2YO Franco Nelson, driver Dexter Dunn didn’t ask…

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Heavier hopples work for ‘Spice Girl’

SLIGHT GEAR ADJUSTMENT SUCCESS SO FAR A change to slightly heavier hopples have kept capable mare Ginger Spice on an even keel for back-to-back wins at Addington and Forbury Park. West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety made a slight adjustment with heavier weighted hopples after the Tinted Cloud mare went through a three-race patch of mixing…

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Franco Harrison _ hoof problem

FRANCO HARRISON AFFECTED BY HOOF ABSCESS Franco Harrison was affected by a foot abscess when a beaten favourite at Addington on Friday, June 22. Trainer Cran Dalgety was pleased to find a reason for the disappointing run. “He did embarrass the trainer by playing up and causing a false start, then raced below par, running…

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Cran enters ‘nervous nineties’

CRAN HITS 90 WITH ADDINGTON DOUBLE Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety entered the nervous 90s and edged closer to 100 wins with a late double at Addington on Friday, June 22. His previous best was 85 wins last term and he believes he has enough numbers to raise the bat, in cricket parlance, with his…

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Rockin Roll Lad wins on special day

ROCKIN ROLL LAD ADDS TO BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS Rockin Roll Lad showed a good sense of occasion, delivering on a special day for a co-owner at the Marlborough HRC’s meeting on Friday, June 17. “It was the birthday on Friday of Ian Dobson’s partner, Janice Burnett, who is in the ownership. I think she’s 21 again,”…

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Bit Of A Legend on ABC trail

BIT OF A LEGEND FOR AUS. BREEDERS CROWN NZ Yearling Sales Open 2YO pace winner Bit Of A Legend is being prepared for a tilt at the Australasian Breeders Crown in August. Trainer Cran Dalgety says he may also target the Breeders Crown with smart filly Onlyforyou, after her game second to fellow Breeders Crown…

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