Dexter surpasses $2 million barrier

DEXTER ACHIEVES NEW MILESTONE Wins by the half-brothers, Rockin Roll Lad (Forbury) and Blazin N Cullen (Addington) on July 19-20, paved the way for champion driver Dexter Dunn to smash through the $2 million seasonal barrier, on Friday night. Rockin Roll Lad, for the Cran Dalgety stable, was his only winner on the eight-race Forbury…

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Stable wins fifth Crown heat

ONLYFORYOU CRUISES  IN RANGIORA HEAT Onlyforyou, a leading contender for NZ 2YO Pacing Filly Of The Year honours, was untroubled to book a spot in the Blue Chip Farms Australasian Breeders Crown 2YO Fillies semi-finals with a soft win at Rangiora on Sunday, July 15. It was only a matter of turning up for Onlyforyou…

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Team dominate Breeders Crown heats

‘K L’ TEAM DOMINATE BREEDERS CROWN HEATS Top trainer-driver team, Cran Dalgety and Dexter Dunn, are shooting for their fifth Australasian Breeders Crown heat wins, within the space of three days at Rangiora on Sunday, July 15. Top 2YO filly Onlyforyou looks too advanced for two inexperienced rivals in her Rangiora Crown heat (for Sunday’s…

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Stablemates win north ABC heats

CHANELLE BROMAC EARNS “BLACK TYPE” Chanelle Bromac earned new “black type” for her family pedigree page with a front-running 1:59 mile win in a Australasian Breeders Crown 2YO fillies heat at Cambridge on Thursday, July 12. It was a case of mission accomplished for both Cran Dalgety-trained juveniles in the two ABC heats at Cambridge.…

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Dexter wins five, Cran wins three

SUCCESSFUL NIGHT FOR IN-FORM COMBO NZ’s ace driver Dexter Dunn was in spectacular form at Addington on Friday, July 6, emerging from the fog with a five-win spree. Dexter book-ended both the first, and last, at Addington with Cran Dalgety stable runners (Christen Me and Orl Black), while the Kentuckiana Lodge team also won at…

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Its a celebration . . . 100 wins

CRAN DALGETY STABLE ACHIEVES MILESTONE Cran Dalgety had cause for Hawaiian holiday celebrations after learning he had broken through the 100-win barrier for the first time in a single season at Timaru on Sunday, July 8, 2012. The Kentuckiana Lodge trainer had no fears leaving the Canterbury winter for a couple of weeks, even though…

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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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