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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Dexter drives Sapling winner

FIRST SAPLING WIN FOR DEXTER Driving supremo Dexter Dunn notched his first win in the time-honoured Group Three $25,000 Teltrac Communications NZ Sapling Stakes at Ashburton on February 12, combining with the Tony Stratford-trained Monaghan for a game victory in the juvenile classic.   Photo: Dexter brings up his first Sapling Stakes driving victory behind…

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Raider closes on Inter cut line

LIGHTNING RAIDER INSIDE TOP 40 Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Lightning Raider is just outside the cut line for a start in next month’s $1 million Christchurch Casino Inter Dominion Pacing Championship. However, he is likely to move inside the cut-line following his late closing second to Franco Jamar at Addington last Saturday. Third rankings for the…

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Shard 2nd, Matt Maguire 3rd in Aus

SMILING SHARD GAME RUNNERUP IN HUNTER CUP Premier racing on February 5, 2011, featured a trans-Tasman day of strong placings from the Kentuckiana Lodge team, highlighted by a game second from pin-up pacer Smiling Shard in the $A425,000 BiG6 Hunter Cup at Tabcorp Park, Melton. Smiling Shard, at four the new kid on the Grand…

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Bettor’s Strike pleases in workout

BETTOR’S STRIKE RECOVERS WELL Open class pacer Bettor’s Strike pleased catch-driver Murray Howard with his first-up third after being badly held up turning for home at the Rangiora workouts on Friday, February 4. Bettor’s Strike, looking big and bold, showed plenty of dash out of the gate, led, trailed Strathcullen from the 1100m, then was…

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