Highview Christian qualifies

HIGHVIEW CHRISTIAN 2ND IN QUALIFIER Highview Christian, who finished on for a half-length second to Dandownunder in a mobile 2200m qualifier at Motukarara on Wednesday, September 14, may be sold to race in Australia. Trainer Cran Dalgety says the Christian Cullen-Kuarahaupo Illusion gelding will probably be better placed racing regularly over shorter distances in Australia.…

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Jack Trainor scores 1st career win

JACK TRAINOR SCORES WITH HIP HOP ANVIL Jack Trainor couldn’t hide his delight with a victory salute when scoring his first racenight win behind favourite Hip Hop Anvil in the Continental Event Hire Pace at Addington on Friday, September 9, 2011. Jack, and fellow Kentuckiana Lodge junior Rory McIlwrick (who recovered after an early squeeze…

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Stablemates sold to WA

THE SILK ROAD, JOHNNY BE, HEAD WEST The Cran Dalgety stable are minus good winning mare The Silk Road and three-win pacer Johnny Be from the race team this season. Both pacers have been sold to clients of Greg Bond’s Perth stable for their future racing. The Silk Road, after a late start to her…

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Dexter reins ‘Strike’ in workout win

BETTOR’S STRIKE READY FOR VASE Bettor’s Strike is to resume in the $20,000 Maurice Holmes Vase at Addington on Friday night pleasing trainer Cran Dalgety and driver Dexter Dunn at the Rangiora workouts on Saturday, September 3. Dexter Dunn, who returned from America to Christchurch on Thursday, was enjoying the fine spring conditions. Photo: Bettor’s…

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Winning debut for Creek and sulky

BETTORS CREEK DELIVERS IN ZEN SULKY Favourite Bettors Creek delivered the best debut result for the new Christchurch manufactured Zen sulky in the opening race at Addington on Friday night, August 26. Although a dominating favourite, Bettors Creek surprised trainer Cran Dalgety by punching above his weight, moving up parked over the final 1200m to…

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New sulky to debut on Bettors Creek

NEW SULKY TO DEBUT AT ADDINGTON Debut runner Bettors Creek is looking to deliver first-up in the new black/grey Dynamic Composites racing sulky at Addington on Friday night. Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety, in a joint venture with Tim and Anthony Butt, Mark Jones and Nigel McGrath, commissioned Christchurch scientific designer Milton Bloomfield, last October,…

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Bettor’s Strike 3rd in Ashburton trial

STRIKE SOUND IN FIRST-UP TRIAL RUN Former Victoria Cup winner and NZ Cup placegetter Bettor’s Strike was given a pass mark by trainer Cran Dalgety after resuming at the Ashburton workouts on Wednesday, August 24. Cran reined the seven-year-old Bettor’s Delight gelding himself in the 5-win or faster mobile pace. After setting the pace, then…

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Bettor’s Strike almost ready to trial

BETTOR’S STRIKE ON COMEBACK TRAIL Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety again has stable stars Smiling Shard and Bettor’s Strike in full work, with the latter due to trial in less than two weeks. Cran has his fingers and toes crossed that former Victoria Cup winner Bettor’s Strike can again be a force in open class…

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Useful efforts at Motukarara workouts

ADDINGTON STARTS AFTER USEFUL WORKOUTS Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety may have possibly four starters at the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club’s meeting next Friday. Hip Hop Anvil and maiden Bettor’s Creek, who performed pleasingly at the Motukarara workouts on Saturday, August 13, and consistent 1-win pacer Big Picture, are all likely starters. Bettor Move…

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NZ Met announce stake enhancements

NZ METRO ANNOUNCE STAKE ENHANCEMENTS The NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club (NZMTC) have announced a range of enhancements to its basic stakes structure, commencing from Friday August 26. Basic stakes will increase handsomely at Friday night fixtures. Three-win and faster races will carry a stake of $12,500, with 1-2 win front races to be run for…

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