Raukapuka Ruler to race next month

RAUKAPUKA RULER TO RETURN IN DECEMBER Raukapuka Ruler, last season’s Group One-winning Northern Derby winner for trainer Cran Dalgety, is progressing well in a new campaign. The son of Bettor’s Delight and smart racemare Miss Elsie was given a good spell at the end of a competitive three-year-old season. “He’s coming up good and he’ll…

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Stablemates too slick at Kaikoura

STABLEMATES SCORE TRACK RECORD WINS AT KAIKOURA Kentuckiana Lodge 3YO stablemates, Pat’s Delight and Times Stride, confirmed their expected summer progression with slick 1900m wins at Kaikoura on Monday, October 30. West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety said he wouldn’t normally have started NRM Sires Stakes contender Pat’s Delight at Kaikoura, but with an extra week’s…

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Donegal Bettorgretch retired

LOVE YOU FIRST CONSORT FOR ‘BETTORGRETCH’ Former Group One Harness Jewels Trot Ruby winner Donegal Bettorgretch has been retired and is being bred with top trot sire Love You (sire of top-liners, Monbet, Habibti, her sister Habibti Ivy, Enghien and Great Things Happen). Trainer Cran Dalgety said it was decided she best left with stud…

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Christen Me wins in 1:51.1 on half-mile track

CHRISTEN ME SCORES OPEN WIN AT HARRINGTON Former Kentuckiana Lodge champ Christen Me scored his third win in eight USA starts when taking out a $US15,000 open handicap at Harrington, Delaware, on Tuesday (NZ time), in the hands of expatriate New Zealand driver, Ross Wolfenden. Now nine, the former two-time Australasian Grand Circuit champion settled…

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Two qualify at Motukarara trials

KENTUCKIANA LODGE PAIR QUALIFY BEHIND NANDOLO Court On The Edge (3g Bettor’s Delight-Courageous Jay) was the more prominent of the two Cran Dalgety qualifiers at the Motukarara trials on Tuesday, October 17, finishing second to runaway leader, the John “Coaster” Howe-trained Nandolo (3g Betterthancheddar-Midnight In Paris). Nandolo, driven by Sam Ottley, controlled the front end…

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Bonnie Joan on target for Ashburton

BONNIE JOAN WINS RANGIORA FRIDAY WORKOUT Bonnie Joan, last season’s NZ record-breaking filly, is to resume in a $13,000 up to rating 90 mares mile at Ashburton on Monday week, October 23. Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety gave the daughter of Somebeachsomewhere and Wave Runner another preparatory run at the Rangiora workouts on Friday, October…

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Pat’s Delight steps up in Sires’ Heat

DEXTER PUSHES GO BUTTON WITH PAT’S DELIGHT IN SIRES HEAT Ten-time drivers premiership winner Dexter Dunn was in sub-lime form at Addington on Friday, October 6, with the Cran Dalgety-trained Pat’s Delight. Dexter produced an enterprising drive to bring about the defeat of hot favourite The Devil’s Own in the opening Addington NRM Sires’ Stakes…

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Lightning Mach wins, Christen Me nose 2nd

GOOD WEEKEND FOR RIGHTEOUS FRANCO Gore breeder Pat Kubala enjoyed a good weekend in New Zealand and North America with the win of Pat’s Delight at Addington on Friday night, backed up by a Yonkers Raceway, North America, win by half-sister, Lightning Mach, on Saturday (NZ time). Lightning Mach (6m Mach Three-Righteous Franco, by Falcon…

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