Dexter reins ‘Strike’ in workout win

BETTOR’S STRIKE READY FOR VASE Bettor’s Strike is to resume in the $20,000 Maurice Holmes Vase at Addington on Friday night pleasing trainer Cran Dalgety and driver Dexter Dunn at the Rangiora workouts on Saturday, September 3. Dexter Dunn, who returned from America to Christchurch on Thursday, was enjoying the fine spring conditions. Photo: Bettor’s…

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Winning debut for Creek and sulky

BETTORS CREEK DELIVERS IN ZEN SULKY Favourite Bettors Creek delivered the best debut result for the new Christchurch manufactured Zen sulky in the opening race at Addington on Friday night, August 26. Although a dominating favourite, Bettors Creek surprised trainer Cran Dalgety by punching above his weight, moving up parked over the final 1200m to…

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New sulky to debut on Bettors Creek

NEW SULKY TO DEBUT AT ADDINGTON Debut runner Bettors Creek is looking to deliver first-up in the new black/grey Dynamic Composites racing sulky at Addington on Friday night. Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety, in a joint venture with Tim and Anthony Butt, Mark Jones and Nigel McGrath, commissioned Christchurch scientific designer Milton Bloomfield, last October,…

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Bettor’s Strike 3rd in Ashburton trial

STRIKE SOUND IN FIRST-UP TRIAL RUN Former Victoria Cup winner and NZ Cup placegetter Bettor’s Strike was given a pass mark by trainer Cran Dalgety after resuming at the Ashburton workouts on Wednesday, August 24. Cran reined the seven-year-old Bettor’s Delight gelding himself in the 5-win or faster mobile pace. After setting the pace, then…

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Bettor’s Strike almost ready to trial

BETTOR’S STRIKE ON COMEBACK TRAIL Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety again has stable stars Smiling Shard and Bettor’s Strike in full work, with the latter due to trial in less than two weeks. Cran has his fingers and toes crossed that former Victoria Cup winner Bettor’s Strike can again be a force in open class…

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Useful efforts at Motukarara workouts

ADDINGTON STARTS AFTER USEFUL WORKOUTS Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety may have possibly four starters at the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club’s meeting next Friday. Hip Hop Anvil and maiden Bettor’s Creek, who performed pleasingly at the Motukarara workouts on Saturday, August 13, and consistent 1-win pacer Big Picture, are all likely starters. Bettor Move…

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NZ Met announce stake enhancements

NZ METRO ANNOUNCE STAKE ENHANCEMENTS The NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club (NZMTC) have announced a range of enhancements to its basic stakes structure, commencing from Friday August 26. Basic stakes will increase handsomely at Friday night fixtures. Three-win and faster races will carry a stake of $12,500, with 1-2 win front races to be run for…

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Good luck to new K L junior drivers

YOUNG DRIVERS GAIN JUNIOR LICENCES More young Kentuckiana Lodge driving talent is about to hit the South Island’s racetracks. Kentuckiana Lodge employees, Rory McIlwrick (left) and Jack Trainor (right), have advanced from trials drivers to junior licenceholders this week. Both have had a good ground with a season of regular trials drives to their credit.…

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Hip Hop Anvil resumes in workout

HIP HOP ANVIL NOSED OUT BY MR CHROME Capable mid-grade pacer Hip Hop Anvil resumed with a close second to smart Rangiora pacer Mr Chrome at the Rangiora workouts on Saturday, July 30. Hip Hop Anvil, despite winning six races from only 22 starts for $80,887, will resume on a three-win assessment. The rising five-year-old…

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Emaline Franco Met Synd. winner

EMALINE FRANCO MET SYNDICATE WINNER Emaline Franco, the latest NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club syndicate winner when she scored first-up at Rangiora on Saturday, July 16, became the third individual Met Syndicate winner for West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety. She is raced on lease by the 50-strong Met Six Syndicate, most of whom were on hand…

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