Milestone for mare’s owner

PAUL NIXON BRINGS UP MILESTONE Courage Under Fire mare The Silk Road brought up a milestone for co-owner Paul Nixon, crediting him with his 50th win as an owner, when successful at Invercargill on Saturday, May 21. Nixon, owner of Wigram-based clothing firm Intersource 2009 Ltd, has raced horses for the last 40 years with…

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Delight game 2nd in NZ Oaks

DELIGHT GAME BUT CARABELLA WINS OAKS Leading driver Dexter Dunn could not have asked any more from Donegal Delight in the $121,981 Nevele R – Wayne Francis Memorial NZ Oaks at Addington on Friday, May 20, who filled the bridesmaid role behind a champion in Carabella. “She tried her heart out,” Dexter said of Donegal…

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Lightning Raider sold

LIGHTNING RAIDER FOR AUSSIE Well-peformed Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Lightning Raider is to try his luck racing at Menangle, New South Wales, before being shipped to his new home in West Australia. “He’s Australia-bound to the Greg Bond stable in Perth,” said former trainer Cran Dalgety. “But he’ll race first at Menangle for caretaker trainer Luke…

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Texcian 2nd in big 2YO race

TEXICAN GIVES CHEEK IN PGG 2YO RACE Trainer Cran Dalgety was surprised Texican was able to sit parked and nearly win the $250,000 PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales Open 2YO Pace at Addington on Saturday, May 14. Texican kept giving for driver Mark Jones but Western Cullen, a fresh horse on the scene late wide…

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Orl Black wins Welcome Stakes

ORL BLACK SCORES IN WELCOME STAKES Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is looking forward to the remaining three “big puppies” of the juvenile season with some optimism after Orl Black’s win in the Group One $80,000 Avon City Ford NZ Welcome Stakes at Addington on easter Saturday, April 23. Despite having to withdraw unbeaten stablemate…

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Raging Bull withdrawn

RAGING BULL TANGLES IN WORKOUT Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has withdrawn unbeaten race juvenile Raging Bull from Saturday’s $250,000 PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 2YO Open Pace after he tangled in the run home at the Addington workouts on Monday. Raging Bull set the pace in the two-year-old workout but became a little unbalanced…

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JB Maguire on winning roll

JB MAGUIRE HAS NOSE IN FRONT JB Maguire, the half-brother by Bettor’s Delight to smart Victorian free-for-aller Sammy Maguire, extended a smart record himself when he won again narrowly at Rangiora on Sunday, May 8. He was been nominated for next Saturay’s Nevele R – PGG Wrightson premier raceday, but trainer Cran Dalgety¬† has decided…

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Smiling Shard ok after Messenger

SMILING SHARD UNPLACED There is nothing amiss with top pacer Smiling Shard after an unplaced run in the $100,000 Dawson Harford New Zealand Messenger Championship at Auckland on Friday night. West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety said the four-year-old entire had “flat batteries” after some tough racing in Auckland over the last two months. The Messenger…

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JB Maguire among Dexter’s six

DEXTER RAMPANT WITH SIX-WIN HAUL Driving superstar Dexter Dunn was in superb touch at Invercargill on Saturday, April 30, equalling his career best single day performance of six wins on one programme. His six win spree _ two seconds and a fifth from nine drives _¬† was his best of the season, overshadowing three five-win…

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Afterburn to debut in Sires’ Heat

AFTERBURN RACING ON FRIDAY Afterburn, purchased for $100,000 at last year’s Australasian Classic Yearling Sale, will go straight into Friday’s $18,000 Garrard’s Sires’ Stakes Heat at Addington after qualifying at Ashburton on Monday, April 25. The now gelded show black son of Real Desire (1:48.4) and the first foal from former classic-winning filly Spicey (p3,…

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