Team of five Auckland-bound ?

TRIAL WINNER TO DEBUT AT AUCKLAND Big Picture, who backed an Ashburton workout win last Saturday with another sit-sprint finish to win at the Motukarara trials on Tuesday, May 31, is Auckland-bound on Friday for racing there on June 10 and 17. The unraced three-year-old McArdle gelding is one of up to five Kentuckiana Lodge…

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Smiling Shard 2nd in Jewels workout

SMILING SHARD IMPROVER IN ASHVEGAS WORKOUT Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety says he’s trying to do a galloping trainer turnaround when it comes to resurrecting top pacer Smiling Shard for the Harness Jewels 4YO Emerald at Ashburton next Saturday, June 4. “I’m trying to be a galloping trainer by running 20m last one day then…

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Dexter hits 200, six weeks to go

DEXTER RACKS UP 200TH WIN FOR SEASON Driving whiz Dexter Dunn is on target to set a record total of around 220 winners for the season. Dexter only needs to keep up his current frenetic pace over the final six weeks of his NZ season to get near the 220. Photo: Trend-setting driver Dexter Dunn…

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Wotavugot in final stride win

WOTAVUGOT DELIVERS AT FORBURY Wotavugot made things hard for himself with an early gallop, but carried his army of supporters through with a perfectly timed finish to win the Trillian Trust Discretionary 3-7 win Pace at Forbury on Thursday, May 26. Top driver Dexter Dunn tracked Dunarunner into the straight and timed Wotavugot’s finishing bid…

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Milestone for mare’s owner

PAUL NIXON BRINGS UP MILESTONE Courage Under Fire mare The Silk Road brought up a milestone for co-owner Paul Nixon, crediting him with his 50th win as an owner, when successful at Invercargill on Saturday, May 21. Nixon, owner of Wigram-based clothing firm Intersource 2009 Ltd, has raced horses for the last 40 years with…

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Delight game 2nd in NZ Oaks

DELIGHT GAME BUT CARABELLA WINS OAKS Leading driver Dexter Dunn could not have asked any more from Donegal Delight in the $121,981 Nevele R – Wayne Francis Memorial NZ Oaks at Addington on Friday, May 20, who filled the bridesmaid role behind a champion in Carabella. “She tried her heart out,” Dexter said of Donegal…

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Lightning Raider sold

LIGHTNING RAIDER FOR AUSSIE Well-peformed Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Lightning Raider is to try his luck racing at Menangle, New South Wales, before being shipped to his new home in West Australia. “He’s Australia-bound to the Greg Bond stable in Perth,” said former trainer Cran Dalgety. “But he’ll race first at Menangle for caretaker trainer Luke…

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Texcian 2nd in big 2YO race

TEXICAN GIVES CHEEK IN PGG 2YO RACE Trainer Cran Dalgety was surprised Texican was able to sit parked and nearly win the $250,000 PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales Open 2YO Pace at Addington on Saturday, May 14. Texican kept giving for driver Mark Jones but Western Cullen, a fresh horse on the scene late wide…

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Orl Black wins Welcome Stakes

ORL BLACK SCORES IN WELCOME STAKES Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is looking forward to the remaining three “big puppies” of the juvenile season with some optimism after Orl Black’s win in the Group One $80,000 Avon City Ford NZ Welcome Stakes at Addington on easter Saturday, April 23. Despite having to withdraw unbeaten stablemate…

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Raging Bull withdrawn

RAGING BULL TANGLES IN WORKOUT Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has withdrawn unbeaten race juvenile Raging Bull from Saturday’s $250,000 PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 2YO Open Pace after he tangled in the run home at the Addington workouts on Monday. Raging Bull set the pace in the two-year-old workout but became a little unbalanced…

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