Magic may chase Kaikoura feature

PGG WRIGHTSON RACE COULD HAVE MAGIC Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety may be represented by Friday’s strong Addington winner Feels Like Magic in the upcoming $50,000 PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales Series Aged Pace at Kaikoura on November 1. Cran, who won last year’s 4YO or older special handicap with Band On The Run, had initially…

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Dunn brothers in series

DUNN BROTHERS TO PAIR UP IN HERITAGE SERIES The Oamaru Harness Racing Club will once again host their unique heritage race meet on Wednesday, November 17, at Oamaru Racecourse. The day marks the launch of the town’s renowned Victorian Heritage Celebrations, the premier event in the Waitaki District. The race meeting heralds a week of…

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Ready To Run 2YO sale results

CRAN DALGETY BUYS COURAGE FILLY Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety was the purchaser of a Courage Under Fire filly on behalf of stable clients at the PGG Wrightson Ready To Run 2YO Sale at Addington on Wednesday, October 13. Cran, after being the underbidder on the day’s top lot _ Basshunter (2c Mach Three) sold…

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Smiling Shard to race Labour Day

ASHBURTON, THEN KAIKOURA CUP, ON PROGRAMME Smiling Shard may return to racing as soon as Ashburton on Labour Day after beating the top pacers in a sprint home in the 5-win and faster pace at the Addington trials on Monday, October 11. West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety announced revised plans to run the former top…

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Stablemates trial well for Wairio

ABOUT AMBITION, HIGHVIEW CHASUE, TRIAL FOR WAIRIO Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety will have two runners at the Wairio Trotting Club’s mile day at Winton this Sunday, October 17. He has accepted with About Ambition in the up to 5-win pace, and Highview Chasue in a maiden, after they both recorded seconds in respective heats…

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JB Maguire close to record

JB CLOSE TO MAIDEN RECORD Impressive winner JB Maguire was 0.4 seconds outside the long-standing Addington class maiden record over 2600m last Saturday night, October 9. The Kentuckiana Lodge pacer came from second-last early to win in a fast 3:13.9, an overall mile rate of 1:59.9, in perfect conditions. However, the class record honour belongs…

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JB Maguire in strong maiden win

JB MAGUIRE CLOCKS SUB 2:00 RATE OVER 2600m JB Maguire, who won in a strength-sapping 3:13.9 for the mobile 2600m for a maiden 3YO at Addington on Saturday night, October 9, is unlikely to chase any Sires’ Stakes Heat starts this month. The big Bettor’s Delight gelding showed his toughness to rate 1:59.9 for the…

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Strike has grass track workout

ANOTHER WORKOUT, THEN ADDINGTON FFA Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety sent Bettor’s Strike to the Methven workouts on Saturday, October 2 as the top pacer builds toward the $20,000 Maurice Holmes Vase at Addington on October 15. “There weren’t many in the main heat at the Rangiora workouts, so we took him to Methven,” Cran…

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Empyrean lights up for Sires’ Stakes

GLAMOUR COLT IN SIXTH STRAIGHT WIN Empyrean, named after a pure fire or light at the highest reaches of heaven, continued his meteroic rise to the top among NZ’s 3YO pacers at Addington on Thursday, October 1. The glamour Christian Cullen colt showed his class with his sixth straight win to hold The Muskeg Express…

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Franco Emirate eight from eight

FRANCO EMIRATE SHOWS STEELY RESOLVE Templeton trainer Jimmy Curtin confirmed there’s not many chinks in the armoury of Franco Emirate, who stretched his unbeaten record to eight straight in the $40,000 Paul Renwick Kitchen and Joinery Superstars Championship at Addington on Friday, October 1. “He’s going alright at the moment anyway,” the conservative Curtin said.…

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