Bettor’s Strike retired

BETTOR’S STRIKE FINISHES RACING West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety retired former top Grand Circuit pacer Bettor’s Strike after finishing well off the pace in a moderate free-for-all at Addington on Friday, November 19. After moving up parked beginning the final lap, top driver Dexter Dunn reported the seven-year-old just couldn’t go with the others on…

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Bettor’s Fire ends drought

BETTOR’S FIRE ENDS STABLE RUN OF SECONDS   Bettor’s Fire ended a run of six second placing for the Cran Dalgety stable in the final race at Motukarara on Sunday, November 27. “We’ve been the bridesmaid for a couple of weeks, so it was good to crack another win,” Cran said. Photo: Bettor’s Fire, sprinted…

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Donegal Delight shows strength

DONEGAL DELIGHT BEST IN SHOW DAY FINALE West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety tried to emulate Jack Smolenski’s feat with four runners in the 1974  Easter Cup when he lined up the same number of starters in the final race at Addington on Show day, 2011. Smolenski prepared Vanadium to win the 1974 Easter Cup in…

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Shard 4th in Smoken Up’s FFA

SMILING SHARD HONEST 4TH IN SMOKEN UP’S FFA Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety says he will consider two Australian Grand Circuit options for Smiling Shard over the next few months. “I’ll have a talk to the owners next week and we’ll decide where we’ll go,” Cran said. “I’d love to go to Perth with him,…

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Jay Bees Grin gelded

GRADUATION WINNER BOOKED FOR SURGERY Jay Bees Grin, a runaway seven lengths winner of the Peek Exhibiton – Alf Hughes Memorial Mobile 0-1 win Graduation Pace at Addington on Show day, was gelded a week later . Darfield co-owner and trainer Dave Moore, who works his seven horse team in the afternoons after working mornings…

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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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