Shard returning to Kaikoura

KAIKOURA CUP FOR SMILING SHARD Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has confirmed Smiling Shard will defend his Group Two Kaikoura Cup title at the South Bay racecourse on October 31. Smiling Shard, after settling last then improving in the open, was a game winner of last year’s $50,000 Alabar Kaikoura Cup over Highview Tommy and…

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Delight runs last mile in 1:55.2

DONEGAL DELIGHT MAKES TELLING RETURN Donegal Delight made a telling return to racing at Addington on Friday, October 14, pacing her last mile in a swift 1:55.2 to win a 1950m fillies and mares pace. In the process, she pushed her career earnings through the $100,000 barrier for owner Murray Boyd, of Donegal House, the…

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Top RTR filly for Kentuckiana Lodge

CRAN SECURES FILLY FOR $75,000 Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety secured the top filly from the PGG Wrightson Ready To Run 2YO Sale at Addington on Wednesday, October 12, for $75,000. Optimo Denario, a daughter of top sire Bettor’s Delight, and Orse M Denario, was knocked down to his bid on behalf of stable clients. …

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Texican wins Rangiora workout

TEXICAN FOR FORBURY SIRES HEAT Texican was given the green light for the $18,000 NRM 3YO Sires Stakes Series Heat at Forbury Park on Thursday night after a front-running win at the Rangiora workouts on Saturday, October 1. The Bettor’s Delight gelding, who trailed early then led over the last 1400m for Dexter Dunn, was…

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Smiling Shard repeats in workout

SMILING SHARD WINS SECOND CONDITIONING RUN Smiling Shard held My Man Dan narrowly for the second consecutive week at the Rangiora workouts on Saturday, September 24. The five-year-old Grinfromeartoear entire shaved a couple of seconds off last week’s run, posting a 3:23.4 for the stand start 2600m, as he progresses towards the Searells Chartered Accountants…

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Winning Thursday night double

EARLY THURSDAY NIGHT DOUBLE A 100 percent winning effort from two starters _ Meet Me In Seattle and Bettor Move It _ at Addington on Thursday, September 22, has elevated Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety to second equal on this season’s trainers premiership. The Gold Bar Lodge stables of Leithfield trainer Robbie Holmes and Cran’s…

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Smiling Shard back with workout win

NZ CUP COUNTDOWN BEGINS . . . Stable star Smiling Shard will derive plenty of benefit from his first five-year-old outing at the Rangiora workouts on Saturday, September 17. The Grinfromeartoear stallion stepped like a tradesman off the 40m line and after moving up parked beginning the final 800m in 56.9s, did just enough to…

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Highview Christian qualifies

HIGHVIEW CHRISTIAN 2ND IN QUALIFIER Highview Christian, who finished on for a half-length second to Dandownunder in a mobile 2200m qualifier at Motukarara on Wednesday, September 14, may be sold to race in Australia. Trainer Cran Dalgety says the Christian Cullen-Kuarahaupo Illusion gelding will probably be better placed racing regularly over shorter distances in Australia.…

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Jack Trainor scores 1st career win

JACK TRAINOR SCORES WITH HIP HOP ANVIL Jack Trainor couldn’t hide his delight with a victory salute when scoring his first racenight win behind favourite Hip Hop Anvil in the Continental Event Hire Pace at Addington on Friday, September 9, 2011. Jack, and fellow Kentuckiana Lodge junior Rory McIlwrick (who recovered after an early squeeze…

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Stablemates sold to WA

THE SILK ROAD, JOHNNY BE, HEAD WEST The Cran Dalgety stable are minus good winning mare The Silk Road and three-win pacer Johnny Be from the race team this season. Both pacers have been sold to clients of Greg Bond’s Perth stable for their future racing. The Silk Road, after a late start to her…

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