‘Legend’ wins Molson Pace in Canada

BIT OF A LEGEND EXTENDS WINNING FEATURES TO CANADA Former dual Austalasian Breeders Crown champ Bit Of A Legend became a feature pace winner in a fourth different country last weekend. The ex-Kentuckiana Lodge pacer entered new territory when taking out a $150,000 feature, the Molson Pace, in Canada, at The Raceway at Western Fair…

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Christen Me wins USA qualifier

CHRISTEN ME N WINS HARRAHS PHILADELPHIA QUALIFIER Former Kentuckiana Lodge star Christen Me was untroubled to win a qualifier, first-up, in 1:53.8 (10ths) at Harrah’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, May 3 (NZ time). The 8YO Christian Cullen-Splendid Dreams gelding was making his debut of new trainer Jo Ann Looney-King and was reined by top USA…

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Bonnie Joan sizzles to second NZ record

BONNIE JOAN BRILLIANT IN SOUTHLAND OAKS The luxury of winning the opening C0-2 Nevele R Fillies Heat at Ashburton on February 4 may have been instrumental in Bonnie Joan returing in sensational form for the $41,400 Nevele R Stud/Macca Lodge Southland Oaks Final at Invercargill on Sunday, April 30. “We were able to back off…

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Chevron Express to try for Trot Oaks double

CHEVRON EXPRESS TO HEAD NORTH FOR ANOTHER OAKS Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has decided to bypass next Friday’s $80,000 NZ Trotting Derby with Chevron Express, in favour of an extended Auckland campaign. Cran, and top driver Dexter Dunn, gained their first wins in the Group Two $40,000 Storer Motors NZ Trotting Oaks after Dex…

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Pat’s Delight for Group Two feature

PAT’S DELIGHT TO TRY HIS LUCK IN NZ WELCOME STAKES Lightly-raced Kentuckiana Lodge juvenile Pats Delight is to be given his chance at Group Two level in the $40,000 Avon City Ford NZ Welcome Stakes at Addington next Friday, on April 7. “He’ll be a bottom-tier runner in the Welcome Stakes with several more advanced…

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Raukapuka Ruler has quiet Monday trial

RAUKAPUKA RULER HAS QUIET ADDINGTON TRIAL Northern Derby winner Raukapuka Ruler was given a quiet run at the Addington trials on Monday in preparation for Friday’s $40,000 Vero Flying Stakes on the first night of the NZ Metro’s autumn premier meeting. Raukapuka Ruler, driven by Nathan Purdon, should benefit from the outing as he was…

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