Dexter poised to break record

FASTEST 100 COMING UP Champion driver Dexter Dunn only needs two further wins to rack up the fastest 100 wins by a driver in NZ harness history. Dexter was in superb touch on the first day at Marlborough saluting the judge five times (Whispers VC, The Burnside Flyer, Soak It Up, Wotavugot and Matt Maguire)…

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Cran has 3 for Blenheim fillies heat

DONEGAL DELIGHT HEADING FOR SUNNY BLENHEIM West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety has confirmed in-form filly Donegal Delight will return south to wine country for the the first $18,000 Nevele R Fillies Heat of the season at Blenheim next Friday, January 14. Cran also has smart filly stablemates Bettor Move It and Highview Chasue Blenheim-bound for…

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Eventful day for Dexter at Roxburgh

FOUR WINS AND A TIP-OUT FOR DEXTER Champion driver Dexter Dunn kept his record-breaking final season with a junior licence moving at great pace despite a tip-out at the annual Roxburgh meeting on Tuesday, January 4. Dexter starred with a four-win haul, including back-to-back wins in the opening two races, but had to produce the…

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Donegal Delight deserved winner

TOO GOOD IN SIRES STAKES SILVER Donegal Delight has deservedly shed her tag as one of the best maidens in NZ after taking out the $15,000 Alabar Sires Stakes Silver on premier day at Auckland on New Year’s Eve. Top driver Dexter Dunn moved her forward wide from her second row alley at the 1400m…

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Ashburton Boxing Day double

SMILING SHARD REACHES $900,000 MARK Class pacer Smiling Shard took his earnings past the $900,000 mark with a sizzling sprint lane finish to win the $25,000 Robbie’s Bar & Bistro Ashburton Cup on Boxing Day, December 26. The anticipated match race between Smiling Shard and Stunin Cullen became a reality, with the two superstars taking…

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Dexter has 601 NZ driving wins

CLOSING IN ON FASTEST DRIVING CENTURY IN A SEASON Record-breaking reinsman Dexter Dunn, who notched his 600th career NZ win with Spero Denario at Addington on Thursday, Dec 23, is closing in on the only record which has eluded him to date. Dexter, who moved to 601 when he backed up with stablemate Living Proof…

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Stronger workout from Smiling Shard

ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR ASHBURTON Kaikoura Cup winner Smiling Shard was given a stronger hit-out at the Addington workouts on Monday, December 20, by trainer Cran Dalgety in preparation for Sunday’s $25,000 Ashburton Cup. Only nine horses had been nominated for the 2400m cup on Monday, however nominations have been extended until Tuesday morning. Photo:…

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Matt Maguire going north

MATT MAGUIRE TO TACKLE YEARLING SALES PACE Matt Maguire will add further fuel to the Cran Dalgety stables assault on the $260,000 PGG Wrighton NZ Yearling Sales 3YO Open Pace at Auckland on New Year’s eve. Last month’s 1:53.9 Ashburton miler has been confirmed to travel north and join stablemate Empyrean for the big age…

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Yankee Dream to back up Thursday

PENALTY-FREE OPPORTUNITY ON THURSDAY West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety intends to strike again while the iron’s hot with speedy mare Yankee Dream at Addington on Thursday night. “We’ve struck a little bit of luck in that there is a C2 junior drivers race (penalty-free 2600m) there. They don’t often run 4YO and older races as…

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K L team upsets at Auckland

BETTOR MOVE IT UPSETS IN SIRES HEAT Bettor Move It moved back into contention for the $150,000 Alabar Sires Stakes Fillies Championship at Auckland on December 31 after an upset win over favourite Paradise City in the 4th heat at Auckland on Friday, December 17. The Bettor’s Delight filly wasn’t wanted in markets after failing…

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