Flutter sharp in 2YO workout

FLAMING FLUTTER SHARP FOR 2YO RACES Flaming Flutter was sharp for his upcoming big two-year-old Addington assignments when he stepped out at the Rangiora workouts on Wednesday, May 2. Freshened after his Garrard’s Sires Stakes Heat win at Addington on April 7, the Victorian-owned Bettor’s Delight colt bided his time at the rear early in…

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Ginger Spice from giveaway mare

GINGER SPICE DElIVERS FROM TOUGH DRAW Christchurch owner Paul Nixon has found the key to winning races. You give away your broodmare and the subsequent stock instantly become well above average ! Since he gave Soky’s Atom broodmare Secret Spice away, her foals haven’t stopped winning. Firstly, her daughter by Courage Under Fire, The Silk…

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Aust. sales confirmed

  WOTAVUGOT, CARTER’S ROCKET, FOR PERTH Wotavugot, who enjoyed a good strike rate, winning seven of 24 starts for owners, Chrissie Dalgety, Peter Smith, and the Southern Men Syndicate, has been sold to do his future racing in West Australia.The big In The Pocket-Nivea Franco gelding, a three-quarter brother to good 3YO winner Chancellor Cullen,…

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Juveniles shape well at trials

NEXT WAVE STEP OUT AT ASHBURTON Some of the next wave of Kentuckiana Lodge juveniles stepped up with useful performances at the Ashburton trials on Tuesday, April 24. Cracklin Rosie, a Art Major half-sister to January’s Nelson Cup winner Tom And Jerry, produced a sharp run, coming from last of five in the 2YO fillies…

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Texican takes south double

TEXICAN WINS GROUP TWO SOUTHERN SUPREMACY Texican became the second-fastest winner of the $40,000 Alabar Southern Supremacy Stakes to win the Group Two feature on Sunday, April 22, 2012. The big-winning Bettor’s Delight gelding backed up his NZ 3YO record over 3200m in the Winton Cup a week previously in fine style. He paced a…

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Kiwi Mondeo delivers

KIWI MONDEO DELIVERS MAIDEN VICTORY Kiwi Mondeo, a work in progress for trainer Cran Dalgety, rewarded his supporters at the Reefton meeting at Addington on Friday, April 13. The 3YO Sands A Flyin gelding had proven expensive on raceday in four previous starts, but he had shown enough in his trial and workout form to…

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Delight freshens for north trip

DONEGAL DELIGHT TO CONTEST JEWELS Strong racemare Donegal Delight is having a brief freshener after finishing seventh behind eventual Easter Cup winner Hands Christian in the mobile 2600m free-for-all at Addington on March 30. Trainer Cran Dalgety decided against racing her in last week’s Easter Cup, preferring to set her for the $150,000 Harness Jewels…

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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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