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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Kaikoura good option for Shard

SMILING SHARD READY FOR 2ND KAIKOURA CUP Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety may have pulled off a masterstroke by missing last Monday’s Ashburton Flying Stakes with New Zealand Cup contender Smiling Shard. Instead, Smiling Shard will return to the seaside South Bay course at Kaikoura to defend his $50,000 Alabar Kaikoura Cup title on Monday,…

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Matt Maguire wins Riverton Cup

MATT MAGUIRE HAS FORM FOR KAIKOURA Matt Maguire, last season’s Victoria Derby placegetter, warmed up for next Monday’s $50,000 PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales Series Aged Pace at Kaikoura with a decisive win at Invercargill on Tuesday, Oct 25. The Christian Cullen gelding was well rated by top driver Dexter Dunn to win the $15,000 Highview…

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Bettors Creek bounces back

BETTORS CREEK READY FOR SIRES HEAT Smart three-year-old colt Bettors Creek warmed up for Saturday’s NRM (NZ) Sires Stakes Heat at Addington with a 1:56.1 mile at Ashburton on Labour Day, Monday, October 24. Dexter timed the finishing run of Bettors Creek to a nicety after giving the colt the run of the race on…

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Frizzante qualifies for Auckland Final

FRIZZANTE SECURES AUCKLAND START Frizzante booked her place for the $150,000 Alabar Sires Stakes Fillies Final at Auckland on December 31 when she won the first heat of the series at Forbury Park on Sunday, October 31. The daughter of Falcon Seelster and Miss Bubbles led over the last 1100m of the Tuapeka Harness Racing…

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