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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Two-Year-Old qualifiers

ABRAXAS FOR YOUNG GUNS HEAT Juvenile pacer Abraxas, who qualified for the Cran Dalgety stable at the Auckland trials on Tuesday, December 13, could be a contender for a $25,000 Breckon Bloodstock Young Gun Series Heat on New Year’s Eve. “He won a two horse war on Tuesday,” quipped trainer Cran Dalgety. “Murray (Howard) led…

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Wotavugot to tackle country cups

FORBURY TREBLE FOR TEAM West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety will seek country cup opportunites over the summer for Wotavugot after his impressive return to racing at Forbury on Friday, December 9. “It was a nice race for him to start off in and a pretty good run first-up going 3:27.4 (2700m stand), his last 800m…

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Bubba back with trial win

BUBBA HO TEP BACK AFTER ENFORCED LAYOFF Capable mare Bubba Ho Tep warmed up for a 2-3 win fillies and mares pace at Addington on Saturday (December 10) with a trial win there on Monday, December 5. The seven-year-old Washington VC mare had been sidelined for an extended period with a sprained ankle. She last…

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Collecting retired to stud

COLLECTING NOW A BROODMARE Collecting, who set a NZ 3YO fillies record over 2200m from a stand of 2:46.3 at Forbury Park last term, has been retired to stud. The 4YO Bettor’s Delight-Hilarious Heather mare only raced last term, starting 15 times for four wins, six placings, and $25,018 in stakes, for Woollongong owner, Bill…

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Emaline completes good weekend

EMALINE ENDS GOOD WEEKEND FOR STABLE Emaline Franco credited the Cran Dalgety stable with their fourth win for the weekend in the IRT Mobile Pace at the annual Waimate grass track meeting on Sunday, December 4. The Red River Hanover mare justified her favouritism in the 1 win mobile pace over 2600m, finishing best after…

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Team delivers Addington treble

K. L. GIRLS IN FORM AT ADDINGTON West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety was luckless with two starters at Auckland on Friday December 2, but it was a different story at Addington, where the team scored a winning treble. Kristina, a decisive winner of the Nicowear Mobile Pace for junior drivers, credited Kentuckiana Lodge junior Jack…

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Chasue’s 1/2 brother beats Shard

CHASUE’S HALF-BROTHER BEATS SHARD The super November form of Highview Tommy, who defeated Smiling Shard in the $50,000 Pak N Save Franklin Cup on Friday night (November 25) is enhancing the broodmare status of former Kentuckiana Lodge racemare Highview Chasue. Highview Tommy, who led mid-race and cleared out to win by 3 3/4 lengths from…

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