Dexter leaving for New York, June 20

DEXTER’S DEPARTURE BROUGHT FORWARD Driving superstar Dexter Dunn is now jetting to New York next Monday. He will end his record-breaking final NZ season as a junior licenceholder after the second day of the Marlborough meeting in Blenheim on Sunday, June 19. Dexter’s departure date for New York has been brought forward by three weeks,…

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Fillies qualify at Motukarara

TWO QUALIFY AT MOTUKARARA The Cran Dalgety stable qualified two fillies _ Emaline Franco (first) and Motu Firefly (second) _ in separate heats, at the Motukarara trials on Wednesday June 9. Emaline Franco, a half-sister to former NZ Cup placegetter Franco Enforce (1:50.6, US) and Elisit Franco, the dam of Jewels 4YO Emerald winner Franco…

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The Silk Road _ five from seven

THE SILK ROAD SCORES AT CAMBRIDGE Handy sprint mare The Silk Road stretched her record to five wins from just seven starts in a suitable race at Cambridge on Tuesday, June 7. Her latest victory brought up trainer Cran Dalgety’s 80th win for the season. The Silk Road, catch-driven by Brett Cusdin with a junior…

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Dexter has 205 and looking for more

DEXTER BREAKS OWN RECORD Record-breaking reinsman Dexter Dunn set a fresh mark of 205 wins in a single season with a double on two of three Kentuckiana Lodge runners for trainer Cran Dalgety at Ashburton on Monday, June 6. Dexter equalled his former record of 204 with Kristina in Race five, the Mountain River Processors…

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Jewels placings for team

HONEST SHOWINGS BY TEAM ON BIG DAY While winning proved elusive, the Kentuckiana Lodge team picked up $57,875 for their owners at Harness Jewels 2011 day at Ashburton on June 4. Yankee Dream was the biggest contributor in the day’s opener, the Standardbred Breeders 4YO Diamond, finishing stoutly from three back on the outer to…

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Trio freshen up with change

TRIO KEPT FRESH FOR JEWELS Trainer Cran Dalgety has kept Yankee Dream, Donegal Delight and Collecting, as fresh as he can for their Harness Jewels Diamonds assignments on Saturday. “I had them over with dad (Jim) running around with cows there for three days,” Cran said. The trio had two complete days off then were…

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Team of five Auckland-bound ?

TRIAL WINNER TO DEBUT AT AUCKLAND Big Picture, who backed an Ashburton workout win last Saturday with another sit-sprint finish to win at the Motukarara trials on Tuesday, May 31, is Auckland-bound on Friday for racing there on June 10 and 17. The unraced three-year-old McArdle gelding is one of up to five Kentuckiana Lodge…

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Smiling Shard 2nd in Jewels workout

SMILING SHARD IMPROVER IN ASHVEGAS WORKOUT Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety says he’s trying to do a galloping trainer turnaround when it comes to resurrecting top pacer Smiling Shard for the Harness Jewels 4YO Emerald at Ashburton next Saturday, June 4. “I’m trying to be a galloping trainer by running 20m last one day then…

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Dexter hits 200, six weeks to go

DEXTER RACKS UP 200TH WIN FOR SEASON Driving whiz Dexter Dunn is on target to set a record total of around 220 winners for the season. Dexter only needs to keep up his current frenetic pace over the final six weeks of his NZ season to get near the 220. Photo: Trend-setting driver Dexter Dunn…

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Wotavugot in final stride win

WOTAVUGOT DELIVERS AT FORBURY Wotavugot made things hard for himself with an early gallop, but carried his army of supporters through with a perfectly timed finish to win the Trillian Trust Discretionary 3-7 win Pace at Forbury on Thursday, May 26. Top driver Dexter Dunn tracked Dunarunner into the straight and timed Wotavugot’s finishing bid…

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