Quinella in Sires’ Stakes Heat

FLAMING FLUTTER HOLDS ABRAXAS IN SIRES’ HEAT Cran Dalgety will try to emulate the win of former age group star Smiling Shard in the 2009 Garrard’s Sires Stakes Final with a dual attack on this year’s $180,000 Final at Addington on May 18. Kentuckiana Lodge had the perfect result in the third qualifying heat at…

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Hip Hop Anvil sets track record

CAREER-DEFINING WIN FOR HIP HOP ANVIL Hip Hop Anvil delivered a career-defining victory with a race and track record win in the Group Three $25,000 Forbury Park Dunedin 4 & 5YO Championship on Thursday, April 5. The 5YO Mach Three gelding posted a swift 3:21.4 (an even 2:00 mile rate) for the stand start 2700m,…

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Anita Patron upsets for J T

WELCOME BACK JACK ! Jack Trainor celebrated a return to racedriving with an upset 33-to-one win behind Anita Patron in the Invercargill Partsworld Mobile Pace on Sunday, April 1. This was no April fools joke, although some punters may have felt so after favourite stablemate Rockin Roll Lad (Dexter) was eased to the rear from…

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Bettor’s Fire _ five on end

BETTOR’S FIRE EXTENDS WINNING RECORD Bettor’s Fire extended his winning streak to five, despite coming off a four months break, with a tenacious win in the $12,353 International Racehorse Transport FFA Pace at Addington on Friday, March 30, It was a super return for the promising 3YO gelded son of Bettor’s Delight and former international…

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Supabet latest 2YO qualifier

SUPABET SOUND 3RD IN QUALIFIER Supabet, a half-brother to former NZ mares’ mile record holder Scuse Me (1:53.5), was a sound 2YO pacing qualifier for the Cran Dalgety stable at the Motukarara trials on Tuesday, March 27. The Bettor’s Delight-Super Smooth gelding, bred and owned by Vicki Purdon, began well for Mrs Purdon’s son, Nathan,…

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Delight on trial for Easter Cup

DONEGAL DELIGHT TAKES ON TOP FREE-FOR-ALLERS Donegal Delight is to step up from her Invercargill mares’ win last Saturday against the top free-for-all pacers in the $25,000 International Cargo Express Free-For-All over 2600m (mobile) at Addington on Friday night. Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety, who prepared a winning double at Invercargill with Donegal Delight and…

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Recent addition wins 2YO workout

VICTORIAN-OWNED 2YO WINS WORKOUT Flaming Flutter, closely-related to $250,000 Karaka yearling purchase Big Boys Dont Cry, was a handy winner for West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety in the two-year-old pace at the Rangiora workouts on Saturday, March 17. The Bettor’s Delight-Twice As Hot colt was recently purchased from Broadfield owners Colin and Julie De Filippi…

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Team ‘Double Happy’ March 16

DUAL FRIDAY NIGHT SUCCESS The Kentuckiana Lodge stable were “Double Happy” with wins in both Islands of New Zealand on Friday, March 16. Melbourne-owned Double Happy worked his way back into winning form in the 1-2 win $9928 92.1 More FM Canterbury _ The Home Of Si and Gary Mobile Pace at Addington. Just over…

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Chokin relative wins 2YO qualifier

DONEGAL CHOKIN WINS 2YO QUALIFIER Kentuckiana Lodge 2YO gelding Donegal Chokin safely won his Ashburton qualifier in a neat 2:00 for the 1609m at Ashburton on Tuesday, March 13. The Murray Boyd-bred and owned Art Major gelding settled fourth of five for Jack Trainor in the 2YO mobile pace. He moved up in the open…

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