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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Auckland double for Irish owner

  DUAL AUCKLAND SUCCESS FOR IRISH OWNER Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety says Kaikoura owner Murray Boyd was so excited he was crying with happiness following consecutive wins by Bettors Creek and Donegal Delight at Auckland on Friday, June 8, 2012. “The Irish just love life. His Irish side was coming through. He’s got a…

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Jim Wakefield MNZM honour

CONGRATULATIONS ! Cran and Chrissie Dalgety extend their congratulations to successful owner Jim Wakefield, who has been honoured with an MNZM (Member of the NZ Order Of Merit) in the 2012 Queens Birthday honours list. Jim has had a long-time involvement as a harness racing owner, breeder and administrator. He was formerly a Board member…

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Jewels placings for K L team

FOUR PLACINGS ON $1.2 MILLION JEWELS DAY Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety was unable to notch a Jewels victory at Cambridge on Saturday, June 2, but had a good payday with two seconds and two thirds on the $1.2 million raceday. Big improver Mighty Flying Mac furthered his step up the 2YO ladder with a…

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Addington treble on Jewels eve

ADDINGTON TREBLE BRINGS 100 IN FRAME Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety stable has a chance of reaching 100 wins in a season for the first time, after Thursday’s Addington treble on the last night of May, 2012. Wins by Anita Patron (amateur race), Chanelle Bromac (2YO fillies pace) and Kiwi Mondeo (1-2 win pace) advanced…

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