For The Ladies for Sires series

PROMISING FILLY TO BE GIVEN CHANCE¬† For The Ladies, punching well above her weight with two smart wins from three starts to date for The Avon Syndicate, will be given her chance to qualify for the Alabar Sires’ Stakes 3YO Fillies Final at Auckland next month. Trainer Cran Dalgety confirmed the Sires Stakes is on…

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Double success in grad. heats

ABRAXAS AND FIFTH EDITION IN SHOW DAY FINAL Leading NZ trainer Cran Dalgety will be represented by last-start winners Abraxas and Fifth Edition in the $10,000 maiden final at Addington on Show day after they scored in heats of the graduation series at Rangiora on Thursday, November 8. The Rangiora maiden double took Cran to…

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Bit Of A Legend nice in trial

BIT OF A LEGEND HITS LINE WELL IN TRIAL Bit Of A Legend, last season’s late 2YO star, hit the line well without being extended in his first 3YO outing at the NZ Cup trials at Addington on Wednesday, November 7. The Bettor’s Delight colt settled three spots back on the outer behind last season’s…

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‘Fire’ targets Cup day return

BETTOR’S FIRE WINS WET RANGIORA WORKOUT Five-win pacer Bettor’s Fire had another conditioning run at the Rangiora workouts on Saturday, as he builds to his race return on Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup day. Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety says he would prefer to be two weeks ahead with the 4YO Bettor’s Delight gelding, but…

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Cran has upset Addington winner

AWESOME PROSPECT DELIVERS UPSET WIN Leading trainer Cran Dalgety, kicked a goal with 14-1 upset winner Awesome Prospect to end Chevron Cars Direct racenight at Addington on Friday, November 2. Awesome Prospect, a 6YO Live Or Die gelding, had won three of 35 starts for three previous individual trainers, before being sent to Kentuckiana Lodge…

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Christen Me stretches sequence

CHRISTEN ME _ SEVEN IN A ROW ¬†Christen Me’s Christchurch co-owner Vicki Purdon is looking forward to having Auckland co-breeder-owner, Charlie Roberts, join her trackside to watch their rising star perform again during New Zealand Cup week. After winning effortlessly at Addington on Friday, November 2, Christen Me stretched his winning sequence to seven. Photo:…

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Matt Maguire joins ‘$100,000 club’

“MATT” ENTERS $100,000 CLUB WITH KAIKOURA PLACING Although unable to wear down Jivin Cullen, Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Matt Maguire joined the $100,000 earners club with his honest second at Kaikoura on Monday. Matt Maguire added $8500 to his bankroll with his second in the $50,000 PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales Aged Handicap Pace, taking his career…

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Bettor’s Fire 2nd in workout

BETTOR’S FIRE IMPROVER’S SECOND IN WORKOUT Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Bettor’s Fire is shaping well as he builds towards racing premier racing at the New Zealand Cup meeting. The 4YO Bettor’s Delight-Sparks A Flyin gelding was a comfortable second to the David and Catherine Butt-trained Mister Presley in the 1-win and faster mobile 2000m heat, at…

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Hubie Hudson matures

HUBIE HUDSON SCORES ADDINGTON WIN Hubie Hudson, a work in progress over the last 12 months, credited this season’s NZ leading trainer, Cran Dalgety, with his first trotting winner for nine years at Addington on Friday, October 26, 2012. Cran has lined up just a limited number of squaregaiters since Halogen won three in quick…

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Cran brings up 800th NZ win

FLYING ANVIL CREDITS CRAN WITH 800TH WIN Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety racked up his 800th NZ training success when favourite Flying Anvil lasted to hold by a neck at the Wairio Trotting Club “Ladies Day” meeting at Winton on Sunday, October 14. The West Melton mentor (pictured) kept his good strike rate moving this…

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