Christen Me to race in North America

CHRISTEN ME TO RACE IN NORTH AMERICA A deal was finalised over the weekend for former dual Australasian Grand Circuit champ Christen Me to continue his race career in North America. Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety confirmed the top pacer has been sold by NZ owners Charles Robert and Vicki Purdon to top Boston owner Richard…

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Lenny’s the 2017 Miracle Mile shark

LENNY YOU’RE A SUPERSTAR A nose cost Lennytheshark victory in last year’s Miracle Mile when Australia’s most popular pacer was beaten by Have Faith In Me. So that made revenge all the more sweeter at Tabcorp Park @ Club Menangle tonight when Lennytheshark prevailed by that barest possible margin, beating Mark Purdon’s trio of Smolda,…

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Benchmark to make NSW debut on Tuesday

BENCHMARK DEBUTS FOR “MUZZ” AT MENANGLE ON TUESDAY Kentuckiana Lodge travelling foreman Murray “Muzz” Howard has capable 4YO trotter Benchmark set to debut at Tabcorp Park, Menangle, on Tuesday. Murray has taken the family-owned Bacardi Lindy gelding to Menangle to try and maximise suitable grade handicap grade racing in New South Wales. The last start…

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NZ Premier Yearling Sales details, 2017

NZ PREMIER YEARLING SALES DETAILS, 2017 Sales details from the NZ Premier Yearling Sales in Christchurch on February 21 and 22, 2017: 151 A/c Spreydon Lodge Ltd, Christchurch: Jojo Franco (B f Majestic Son-Jacanti Franco), Murray Campbell, $19,000. 152 A/c G A Iggo, Christchurch: Tafari (Br c Shadow Play-Jacaranda), withdrawn. 153 A/c M J McGuire, Rakaia:…

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Ruler sent to unruly but delivers again

RUAKAPUKA RULER REIGNS SUPREME AGAIN AT ADDINGTON Raukapuka Ruler, despite getting a little steamed up before the start and being sent to the unruly at Addington on Friday, February 17, gave his supporters no cause for concern when the tapes were released in the $20,000 C2 Fahey Fence Hire Pace. The dominating $2.20 favourite just…

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Fast Ashburton wins good stepping stones

FAST ASHBURTON WINS ENCOURAGING SIGNS FOR UPCOMING AGE GROUP FEATURES  Kentuckiana Lodge stablemates, Bonnie Joan and Chevron Express, both took significant steps toward feature age group racing over the next few months when successful at Ashburton on Saturday, February 4. Bonnie Joan made the most of her opportunity in the opening Nevele R Fillies Heat,…

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Ruler’s win pleasing for embattled trainer

RAUKAPUKA RULER CONTINUES TO SHARPEN Raukapula Ruler’s emphatic Addington win on Friday, January 27, was especially pleasing for embattled Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety. Cran, who will defend himself against the Racing Integrity Unit over cobalt-related supplement feed issues found in positive swabs late last year, was confident Raukapuka Ruler could make a statement with…

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