Smiling Shard thriving after huge run

SMILING SHARD ‘RUNNING AROUND LIKE A MADMAN’ Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety says he can’t believe how well former champion 2YO Smiling Shard has come through Monday’s huge recovery for third in a 5-win and faster pace at Ashburton. “I can’t believe how well he’s been since,” he said. “He cleaned up all his dinner…

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Empyrean cruises 1:56.8 mile

EMPYREAN FLYING FOR SIRES’ FINAL Glamour colt Empyrean will take a seven-race winning spree into the NRM Sires’ Stakes Final at Addington on November 9 after an effortless 1:56.8 mile lead-up at Ashburton on October 25. “He pleasantly surprised me,” said trainer Cran Dalgety with the ease of the colt’s Ashburton win in the Fulton…

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About Ambition for Kaikoura

ABOUT AMBITION FOR PGG RACE About Ambition, withdrawn by Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety from Tuesday’s Riverton Cup, will join Feels Like Magic as stable contenders for the $50,000 PGG Wrightson Aged Pace at Kaikoura on Monday, November 1. “Being 50 grand and being that age they are, they only have one shot at a…

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Dexter in inaugural Origin series

ISLAND OF ORIGIN SERIES TEAMS ANNOUNCED The Auckland Trotting Club is pleased to announce the inaugural Island Of Origin Drivers Series, to be run at Alexandra Park on November 5, 2010. The series will see New Zealand’s leading driver’s competing on the track to secure top honours for their Island of Origin. The chosen drivers…

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Spero set for Tuapeka Cup

SPERO DENARIO TO RESUME IN TUAPEKA CUP Spero Denario was given the green light by trainer Cran Dalgety to contest Sunday’s $15,000 Selwyn Paul Memorial Tuapeka Cup (3200m) after running pacemaker Kotare Mach to a head in the main pace at the Addington trials on Monday, October 18. “That race should probably suit him over…

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Highview Chasue enhances value

HIGHVIEW CHASUE RUNS 1:57.5 MILE Highview Chasue, a showy black daughter of former Interdominion champion Elsu and a half-sister to big-winning pacer Highview Tommy (1:55.2), enhanced her future broodmare potential with a 1:57.5 winning mile at Winton on Sunday, October 17. After settling back on the outer as the leaders ran a strong opening 800m,…

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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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