Kristina wins Addington workout

KRISTINA LATE ADDITION IN WORKOUT Last-start Ashburton winner Kristina warmed up for Friday’s Addington meeting with a late inclusion to the Addington workout fields on Monday, June 20. “The track was sloppy at home, so we brought Kristina and Mirthful Mac in as additions,” said trainer Cran Dalgety. “We were about to go in with…

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Dexter finishes with 220

DEXTER FINISHES SEASON ON 220 WINS Despite finishing his domestic season six weeks early, champion driver Dexter Dunn has closed the book on his his final season as a junior driver with an impressive 220 wins. The figure is likely to remain in the history books for some time for most wins in a single…

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Coringa Cory resumes in trial

CORINGA CORY WINS ADDINGTON TRIAL Coringa Cory, freshened after last racing at Cambridge on April 7, stepped up again for winter racing with a win at the Addington trials on Wednesday, June 15. The 3YO Dream Away-Coringa Lillee gelding was given every chance by trials driver Rory McIlwrick, crossing to trail front-running Fiery Achiever. Photo:…

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Orl Black lighter after operation

ORL BLACK GELDED This season’s Group One NZ Welcome Stakes winner Orl Black became two stone lighter on Tuesday, June 14. Trainer Cran Dalgety, and driver Dexter Dunn, were both of the opinion the diminuitive son of In The Pocket would be better served as a racing proposition by being gelding. Despite a strong pedigree…

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Dexter leaving for New York, June 20

DEXTER’S DEPARTURE BROUGHT FORWARD Driving superstar Dexter Dunn is now jetting to New York next Monday. He will end his record-breaking final NZ season as a junior licenceholder after the second day of the Marlborough meeting in Blenheim on Sunday, June 19. Dexter’s departure date for New York has been brought forward by three weeks,…

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Fillies qualify at Motukarara

TWO QUALIFY AT MOTUKARARA The Cran Dalgety stable qualified two fillies _ Emaline Franco (first) and Motu Firefly (second) _ in separate heats, at the Motukarara trials on Wednesday June 9. Emaline Franco, a half-sister to former NZ Cup placegetter Franco Enforce (1:50.6, US) and Elisit Franco, the dam of Jewels 4YO Emerald winner Franco…

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The Silk Road _ five from seven

THE SILK ROAD SCORES AT CAMBRIDGE Handy sprint mare The Silk Road stretched her record to five wins from just seven starts in a suitable race at Cambridge on Tuesday, June 7. Her latest victory brought up trainer Cran Dalgety’s 80th win for the season. The Silk Road, catch-driven by Brett Cusdin with a junior…

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Dexter has 205 and looking for more

DEXTER BREAKS OWN RECORD Record-breaking reinsman Dexter Dunn set a fresh mark of 205 wins in a single season with a double on two of three Kentuckiana Lodge runners for trainer Cran Dalgety at Ashburton on Monday, June 6. Dexter equalled his former record of 204 with Kristina in Race five, the Mountain River Processors…

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Jewels placings for team

HONEST SHOWINGS BY TEAM ON BIG DAY While winning proved elusive, the Kentuckiana Lodge team picked up $57,875 for their owners at Harness Jewels 2011 day at Ashburton on June 4. Yankee Dream was the biggest contributor in the day’s opener, the Standardbred Breeders 4YO Diamond, finishing stoutly from three back on the outer to…

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Trio freshen up with change

TRIO KEPT FRESH FOR JEWELS Trainer Cran Dalgety has kept Yankee Dream, Donegal Delight and Collecting, as fresh as he can for their Harness Jewels Diamonds assignments on Saturday. “I had them over with dad (Jim) running around with cows there for three days,” Cran said. The trio had two complete days off then were…

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