Record $250,000 for ‘Cullen’ colt

$250K COLT FOR KENTUCKIANA LODGE Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety had to go $100k more than he expected to secure the colt of the sales on Thursday, March 9. Cran had to fend off Graeme Rogerson as the bidding soared past $200k on a super Christian Cullen colt from former good racemare Fight Fire With…

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Hip Hop finds winning beat

HIP HOP ANVIL SPRINTS WELL FRESH Capable intermediate grade pacer Hip Hop Anvil was untroubled to make a winning return to racing in the Yaldhurst Hotel Mobile Pace at Addington on Thursday, March 1. Freshened after last racing at the NZ Cup meeting in November, the 5YO Mach Three gelding was kept out of the…

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Easy for Derby-bound Texican

TEXICAN ROMPS HOME IN WET AT ADDINGTON Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety racked up his 50th win of the season with Northern Derby-bound pacer Texican at the Hororata meeting at Addington on Friday, February 24. In the process, champion driver Dexter Dunn edged closer to 100 driving wins for the term, advancing to 97 wins…

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Ten K L fillies qualify at Ashburton

A PERFECT 10 FILLIES QUALIFY AT ASHBURTON It was ‘ladies day’ for the Kentuckiana Lodge team at the Ashburton trials on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, qualifying 10 fillies _ nine two-year-olds, and one three-year-old. The two-year-old fillies fronted three-fold in each of their qualifying heats. They dominated the final 2YO fillies heat over 1609m with…

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‘Donegal’ 2YOs have workout wins

ART MAJOR COLT SHOWS SPEED IN WORKOUT Donegal Chokin, an Art Major colt bred by Kaikoura owner Murray Boyd, impressed in his first 2YO workout at Rangiora on Saturday, February 18. The colt delivered from the trail, outfinishing pacemaker Kotare Mahal (Mach Three gelding), over the leaders last 800m in a slick 56.4s.Donegal Chokin paced…

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Lillybrook improves C.V.

LILLYBROOK NOTCHES 2ND WIN Well-bred filly Lillybrook turned some fair trial form around to snare a penalty-free second 3YO win in the 1-2 wins Premium NZ Trading Co. Pace at Motukarara last Friday, February 17. The latest win advanced the Kentuckiana Lodge stable earnings for the season past the $600,000 mark, from 49 wins and…

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‘Elle’ earns black type

ELLE OF A HORSE, 1:58.1 MILE WINNER Elle Of A Horse earned “black type” for breeding with a 1:58.1 mile dash to win the Install A Rheem Fillies & Mares Pace at the Central Southland Raceway, Winton, on Friday, February 10. In the process, the 3YO Elsu-Perfect Paua filly furthered a smart start to her…

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Donegal Delight 3rd in Breeders

DONEGAL DELIGHT – GROUP ONE 3RD Donegal Delight achieved as good a placing as could be hoped for with a Group One third behind two champion mares in the $100,000 PGG Wrightson NZ Breeders Stakes at Addington on Saturday, February 4. The Kentuckiana Lodge mare was cleverly driven by Dexter Dunn, spearing out to the…

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Bubba Ho Tep bows out with 2nd

BUBBA HO TEP INJURES SUSPENSORY Bubba Ho Tep limped off the track into retirement following a courageous second to San Rafaella in the “Christian Cullen” Canterbury Mares Speed Series Pace at Addington on Saturday, February 4. “She’s strained a suspensory ligament on her near-side,”  said trainer Cran Dalgety. “Its been a problem she’s had for…

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Flying Mrs Williams retired

FLYING MRS WILLIAMS FINISHES ON HIGH Flying Mrs Williams had the best possible result for her pending broodmare career when she signed off with a win at Forbury Park on Thursday night, February 2, 2012.The Falcon Seelster filly retires as a 2-win filly from only four career starts. Flying Mrs Williams settled back early in…

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