Dexter all but drives six-race card

DEXTER GOES CLOSE TO 100 PERCENT SUCCESS RATE   Champion driver Dexter Dunn furthered his record-breaking season by nearly winning the entire six-race card at the Oamaru Harness Racing Club’s Tuesday meeting on March 15. Dexter saluted the judge five times _ a feat he has now achieved three times this term, and five times…

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Spero Denario Victoria-bound

SPERO DENARIO DEPARTING NZ Spero Denario, the winner of 10 of 40 starts for $87,616 under the guidance of  West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety, is to try his luck in Victoria. The big 5YO Presidential Ball gelding is being flown to Melbourne at the end of the week to join the stable of Allan McDonough.…

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Stable surpasses $500,000 mark

KENTUCKIANA LODGE TEAM OVER HALF MILLION Kentuckiana Lodge runners surpassed $500,000 in seasonal earnings when Donegal Delight overcame a second row draw to deliver in the NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club Mobile Pace on Auckland Cup night on Friday, March 11. Starters from Cran Dalgety’s stable have won $505,293 in stakes with a further 4 1/2…

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Orl Black’s greeness costly at Forbury

ORL BLACK FAILS TO HANDLE FORBURY Promising two-year-old Orl Black showed his greeness second-up, failing to handle the home turn bend twice, in a Sires Stakes Heat at Forbury Park on Thursday, March 11. The brilliant Kindergarten Stakes winner was sent out a hot favourite but was in trouble after the opening 200m when he…

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Yankee Dream for Auckland

YANKEE DREAM HEADING NORTH In-form mare Yankee Dream has been withdrawn from Forbury on Thursday night and will head to Auckland instead. “Her owner, John Lohman, from Perth, is coming over for the Inters, so its pretty logical that he will want to see her race,” said trainer Cran Dalgety. Photo: Yankee Dream, stretches out…

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Chasue lethal with sit-sprint finish

HIGHVIEW CHASUE SWAMPS STABLEMATE   Highview Chasue, who flashed home to swamp stablemate Bettor Move It in the “Donegal House” The Little Irish Pub Near Kaikoura Mobile Pace at the Cheviot meeting at Rangiora on Sunday, March 6, will try again for a Nevele R Fillies Final berth in the next qualifier at Addington on…

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The Silk Road 47th win for owner

THE SILK ROAD WINS AFTER ARDUOUS JOURNEY Christchurch clothing apparel and fashion manager Paul Nixon brought up his 47th win as an owner when The Silk Road delivered on debut at Rangiora on Thursday, March 3. “I’ve raced horses since 1971 so thats about one a year and includes one win with a galloper,” said…

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Cran supports Inter decision

BEST SCENARIO UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has supported the NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club’s decision to tranfers the upcoming 2011 Inter Dominion series to Auckland. Cran says Addington Raceway chief executive Shane Gloury left no stone unturned to find the best result after last week’s 6.3 magnitude earthquake left staging the series in…

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Spero Denario resumes in trial

SPERO DENARIO 3RD IN TRIAL Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety says he will make a decision on whether Spero Denario, and Hunter Cup runnerup Smiling Shard, run in Sunday’s $15,000 Cheviot Cup after they work on Thursday. He confirmed today other stablemates, last season’s Grand Circuit star Bettor’s Strike (35m), and fellow Inter Dominion nominee…

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Orl Black brilliant in Kindergarten

ORL BLACK DELIVERS IN STYLISH DEBUT Orl Black, who delivered with a brilliant display first-up in the Group Three $25,000 Alabar Kindergarten Stakes at Wyndham on Saturday, Feburary 26, will  chase down an early Garrards Sires Stakes qualifying berth. West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety confirmed the precocious In The Pocket colt will contest the first…

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