Orl Black brilliant in Kindergarten

ORL BLACK DELIVERS IN STYLISH DEBUT Orl Black, who delivered with a brilliant display first-up in the Group Three $25,000 Alabar Kindergarten Stakes at Wyndham on Saturday, Feburary 26, will  chase down an early Garrards Sires Stakes qualifying berth. West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety confirmed the precocious In The Pocket colt will contest the first…

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Cran selects Met Seven yearling

MET SEVEN HORSE RELATED TO THEMIGHTYQUINN Belkmyster, a Mach Three colt closely-related to leading Inter Dominion contender (I’m) Themightyquinn (1:55.8) and former Auckland Cup winner Happy Asset, will be one of the most popular newcomers at Cran Dalgety’s Kentuckiana Lodge stables. “He has 50 owners, being a Met Seven Syndicate horse,” Cran said. Purchased for…

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Raging Bull wins qualifier

YEARLING SALES GRADUATE LIKELY OPTION Raging Bull, untroubled to qualify first-up in a smart 2:30.2 for the mobile 2000m at Rangiora last Thursday, February 24, is likely to be set for a $40,000 PGG Wrightson NZ Yearlng Sales 2YO Graduate at Addington on March 18. “I was a little bit tempted to put him on…

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Day 2, NZ Premier Yearling Sale details

DAY 2, NZ PREMIER YEARLING SALE DETAILS Day Two details from the NZ Premier Yearling Sale on February 22 were: 173 HIGHVIEW STANDARDBREDS LTD: “Unamed” (B c Jereme’s Jet-Take Her Easy Tiger), CRAN DALGETY, WEST MELTON, $40,000.174 STUDHOLME BLOODSTOCK: Dream Ticket (B c Washington VC-Take Wing), ATHERTON FARM, $8000.175 G A IGGO: Batini (B f…

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Day 1, NZ Premier Yearling Sale details

NZ PREMIER YEARLING SALES, DAY ONE RETAILS Sales details from the NZ Premier Yearling Sales in Christchurch on February 21 were: 1 A/c Bromac Lodge LTD: Tandias Bromac (B f Art Major-Tandias Courage), S THOMPSON DUNEDIN, $67,500.2 R P Anicich: “Unnamed” (B c Bettor’s Delight-Tara Magic), Buy Back, $16,000.3 Spreydon Lodge: Trust Fund Franco (B…

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Aust. Classic Yearling Sale details

CRAN BUYS SEVEN AT KARAKA Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety began the first day of the NZ Yearling Sales at Karaka, South Auckland, on Saturday, February 19, with seven purchases, totalling $269,000. His most expensive Karaka purchase was $70,000 for Punky Brewster, a Bettor’s Delight filly from the Black Watch family, offered by the Jordash…

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Collecting delivers at Motukarara

COLLECTING WINS IN NEW PROMOTIONAL COLOURS Kentuckiana Lodge filly Collecting credited top driver Dexter Dunn with his first win in the new red jacket 2011 Christchurch Casino Inter Dominion promotional colours at the Banks Peninsula twilight meeting on Friday, February 18. The colours were modified from the original black jacket colours to sets of white…

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Yankee Dream justifies short quote

YANKEE DREAM JUSTIFIES HOT FAVOURITISM Kentuckiana Lodge mare Yankee Dream had little more than a training workout as she justified her short $1.30 win favouritism in the 2-4 wins fillies and mares pace at Addington on Thursday, February 17. Despite drawing the outside of the front row under the preferential barrier draw for the Craddock’s…

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Juveniles show speed in workout

SUB 55s FINAL HALF IN WORKOUT Kentuckiana Lodge juveniles Raging Bull and Orl Black were low flying on the Ashvegas speedway when they broke 55s for their final 800m in a two-year-old workout at Ashburton on Wednesday, February 16. Raging Bull, a Christian Cullen colt from the former American Artsplace mare San Sophia (p2, TT,…

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Ashburton wins for Kentuckiana team

YANKEE DREAM DELIVERS 1:54.9 MILE Yankee Dream, purchased last winter by Perth owner John Lohman essentially for a broodmare career, further enhanced her value with a slick 1:54.9 racewinning mile at Ashburton on Saturday, February 12. The 4YO Dream Away-Acropolis (by Abercrombie) mare lifted her career earnings to $170,344 with her sub 1:55 run in…

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