Raging Bull cuts loose

HOT FAVOURITE DELIVERS WITH SHOW DAY WIN West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety says there is only one problem with promising 3YO colt Raging Bull _ he doesn’t own him. The colt, a $85,000 2010 NZ Premier Yearling Sales purchase by Cran on behalf of owners, Trevor Inwood, Ross Stanbury and Haleen David, has now raced…

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Shard luckless, Terror sizzles

SHARD LUCKLESS, TERROR TO LOVE’S DAY Smiling Shard will back up on Show day for the $160,000 Woodlands New Zealand Free-For-All after a luckless ninth in Tuesday’s Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup. “The race didn’t go his way but he could have probably passed a few more in the straight,” said trainer Cran Dalgety. After…

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Raging Bull galllant runnerup

RAGING BULL GALLANT IN DEFEAT Emerging 3YO pacers, Smolda and Raging Bull, showed their class when fighting out the finish to the $20,000 Cromwell Lake Dunstan Graduation Series Final early on the NZ Cup day programme on Tuesday, November 8. A favourable draw gave the Mark Purdon/Grant Payne-trained Smolda the inside running in front in…

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Texican bred on golden cross

SIRES STAKES WINNER BRED ON GOLDEN CROSS Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety selected big 3YO winner Texican for loyal owners Jim and Susan Wakefield because of his “golden cross” _ being by Bettor’s Delight from an In The Pocket mare. The Wakefields’ were enjoying a great run at the time with Bettor’s Strike – bred…

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Fruitful raid for Yankee Dream

JACK TRAINOR MAKES MOST OF ‘DREAM’ DRIVE Trainer Cran Dalgety made the most of diversifying the talents of his 5-win pacers when Yankee Dream wore down smart southerner Glencoe V C in the Grinfromeartoear @ Alabar Mobile Pace at Wyndham on Sunday, November 6. “I have five in the five-win grade so its a case…

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Raging Bull impressive

WIDE DRAW TO OVERCOME ON TUESDAY Promising 3YO Raging Bull will have to work from the outside of the front row if he is to remain unbeaten in the $20,000 Cromwell Lake Dunstan Graduation Series Final at Addington on Cup Day, Tuesday, November 8. Raging Bull justified his short quote when resuming in a heat…

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Smiling Shard wins 2nd Kaik Cup

SHARD TENACIOUS IN KAIKOURA CUP Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has rated Smiling Shard’s second $50,000 Alabar Kaikoura Cup win as one of the most “tenacious” of his 17 career victories on Monday, October 31. After being slow away settling four back on the outer, Smiling Shard improved three wide in the open beginning the…

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Afterburn heading to NSW

AFTERBURN SOLD TO NSW INTERESTS Former high-priced yearling Afterburn has been sold out of the Cran Dalgety stable to clients of Shane Tritton’s team in New South Wales. “He’s going to be better suited to mile and 2000m-type racing over there, rather than racing over 2600m around Addington,” Cran said. Photo: Afterburn, NSW-bound for his…

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Saturday night Addington double

TEXICAN & DONEGAL DELIGHT REPEAT Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety notched a winning double with Texican and Donegal Delight at the Addington Saturday night meeting on October 28 to advance to 18 wins for the season. He trails the Purdon/Payne Allstars stable, who lead this season’s trainers premiership with 20 wins. Photo: Texican is joined…

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