Dexter hits 2000 wins

DEXTER SMASHES THE CLOCK IN CHASE TO 2000 It has taken Kentuckiana’s stable driver Dexter Dunn no time at all to break all sorts of records in harness racing, but now, the latest achievement probably trumps them all.   Dexter reined winner 221 for the season and career win 2000 when he and Cran combined…

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Some Legend follows in the footsteps

SOME LEGEND A WINNER ON DEBUT The regally-bred Some Legend started her career on a high at Forbury Park (July 6) with an emphatic victory, furthering a terrific record Cran has with a long line of winners from the same family. The Somebeachsomewhere juvenile filly is out of Soky’s Atom mare Soky’s Legend, herself unraced…

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Master Moonlite brilliant on debut

MASTER MOONLITE SHOWS REAL CLASS AT PHAR LAP It didn’t take too long for Master Moonlite to announce his presence to race goers, about two-and-a-half-minutes, to be exact. The smartly-bred Art Major gelding emphatically put away the maidens in a low-key debut, though he made plenty of noise despite the quality of the field.  …

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Art Union on comeback trail

ART UNION RETURN IN HOLDING PATTERN Cran will always have glowing praise for Art Major gelding Art Union, a 16-win son of his former star pacing filly Sparks A Flyin. It’s been a long time since the smart pacer raced, in fact you have to go back to December 6, 2015, to find his last…

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Top trot mare back to best

BETTORGRETCH RETURNS IN STYLE Former Harness Jewels winner Donegal Bettorgretch extended her winning record, but importantly showed why Cran rates her so highly, when she grabbed victory on resumption at Oamaru last Sunday (June 18). The pacing-bred Bettor’s Delight mare hadn’t raced for six months but Cran had her spot on for the day, a…

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Promising juveniles step out

MASTER MOONLITE LOOKS SMART Cran has a number of promising two-year-olds taking their first steps towards becoming a racehorse, and that process took a leap forward at Rangiora this week when four of them went around at the Rangiora workouts. And he was very pleased with them all, led by heat winner Master Moonlite (2g…

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Nelson success for trio

TWO WINS, TWO SECONDS, A THIRD, FROM SIX Alpha Rock’s Nelson Cup Prelude win and a smart second-day victory from progressive filly Jakira took the season’s tally to 52 for the stable. And that could have been extended had smart type Ace High had a little more luck, particularly on the first day. Cran considered…

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Bonnie Joan wraps up season

BONNIE JOAN SPELLS AFTER GAME FOURTH Bonnie Joan wound up her impressive 3YO racing with a game fourth in the $150,000 Harness Jewels 3YO Diamond at Ashburton on Saturday, June 3. The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere and Wave Runner had an overland trip from the second row, moving up up to be parked outside front-running favourite…

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Jakira wins maiden, brings up half-century

JAKIRA WINS, BRINGS UP HALF-CENTURY Despite losing several races due to an irregular feed supplement containing cobalt during the season, Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has achieved another half-century of wins for the season. However, it has been business as usual with Forbury maiden winner Jakira bringing up the 50th win for the stable on…

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Ace High promising, other useful 3YOs sold

ACE HIGH TO RACE ON THROUGH WINTER Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has farewelled useful stable 3YOs, On The Rantan and NZ record-holder Baileys Rock, who will do their future racing in North America, but last Sunday’s winner Ace High, should continue to do good work for the stable. “Ace High will continue to race…

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