Big Picture a winner again

  BIG PICTURE NOTCHES SECOND WIN Big Picture appreciated a drop back from premier Auckland racing when he delivered in the Fab Foods Mobile Pace on the first day of the Marlborough HRC’s summer meeting on Friday, January 13. The 4YO McArdle gelding was rewarded after a luckless run in the north last month for…

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Juvenile qualifier runs 1:58.1

MACH THREE GELDING IN 1:58.1 TRIAL WIN Mach Three gelding Fifth Edition indicated a bright future when he qualified by winning his 2YO pace at Ashburton on Wednesday, January 11, in a smart 1:58.1 for the 1609m. The half-brother to former NZ Sapling Stakes winner Jackson Street (1:56.6) and former NZ Oaks runnerup Angela’s Dream…

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Pelorus nom for Tom And Jerry

TOM AND JERRY WINS NELSON CUP Tom And Jerry may start in the $40,000 Pelorus 4YO Classic at Marlborough next Sunday after taking out the 3-7 wins $13,000 Nelson Pine Industries Nelson Cup on Sunday, January 8. Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety says he will nominate Tom And Jerry for the mobile 2300m Group Two…

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Dream to race in Victoria

YANKEE DREAM MELBOURNE-BOUND Yankee Dream finished a game half length second in her New Zealand race finale in the $12,000 No. 8 Bar Fillies And Mares Mobile Pace at Cambridge on Friday night, January 6. The Dream Away was eased back to the rear by junior driver Kelly Blakemore, then moved up to be parked…

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No bonus but rewarding week

NO BONUS BUT REWARDING CIRCUIT FOR BETTOR’S FIRE Bettor’s Fire, whose three wins in five days on the West Coast Christmas grass circuit would have earned him a bonus in previous years, will have a well-earned holiday this month. A change to the conditions of eligibility for the West Coast bonus meant a horse has…

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Raging Bull caught by Ideal Scott

IDEAL SCOTT WINS YEARLING SALES 3YO OPEN PACE Front-running favourite Raging Bull fought gamely but had to settle for second to another quality three-year-old in Ideal Scott (trail) in the $275,000 PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 3YO Open Pace at Auckland on New Year’s Eve. Although unable to take home the lion’s share of the…

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Elle value under review

ELLE OF A HORSE DEBUT WINNER Elle Of A Horse, a debut winner at the Banks Peninsula meeting at Motukarara on Thursday, December 29, 2011, could have been purchased for a moderate sum before she raced. Her value is now being reviewed by connections. The 3YO daughter of former Hunter Cup and Inter Dominion winner…

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Kristina 1:55.2 mile winner

KRISTINA STRONG IN 1:55.2 ASHBURTON MILE Kristina bounced back from a temporary form lapse with a 1:55.2 winning credit over 1609m in the second $9000 Christian Cullen Canty Mares Speed Series Heat at Ashburton on Boxing Day. The strong Bettor’s Delight mare had an off-night at Addington at her previous start, failing to score up…

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Pair on target for Sales Pace

NO SMOLDA CONCERNS IN UPCOMING SALES PACE Kentuckiana Lodge 3YO pacers Raging Bull and Texican are on target for the $275,000 PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales Open Pace at Auckland on New Year’s Eve after the $50,000 Alabar Elsu Classic there last Friday night, December 16, 2011. With this month’s dominant 3YO Smolda ineligible for the…

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Dexter back on Bettor’s Fire

NO STICKERED COLOURS Professionalism had its reward, of sorts, for former Kentuckiana Lodge driver Mark Jones at Methven on December 11. Mark, who filled in for current top driver Dexter Dunn with a winning double at the Forbury meeting on Friday December 9, was presented with his own set of Kentuckiana Lodge colours at Methven.…

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