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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Big four dominate yearling entries

BIG FOUR DOMINATE YEARLING SALES ENTRIES A total of 322 combined entries by top four sires _  Bettor’s Delight, Mach Three, Christian Cullen and Art Major _ will provide the main nucleus for buyers at the February 2011 Yearling Sales in Auckland and Christchurch. The Australasian Classic Sale at Karaka (Saturday, February 19) has attracted…

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Monkey King early cup favourite

MONKEY KING NZ CUP FAVOURITE Monkey King is a pronounced $3.50 opening favourite to repeat last year’s win in the $750,000 Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup at Addington on November 9. Bookmaker Steve Richardson has class mare Kiwi Ingenuity safe at $5.50, ahead of fast nothern pacer Tintin In America ($6). Victoria Smoken Up and…

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Matt Maguire sound in workout

MATT MAGUIRE STEPS UP FOR SIRES’ HEAT Kentuckiana Lodge pacers Matt Maguire and Lightning Raider shaped well at the Rangiora workouts on Saturday, September 25. Matt Maguire, who may contest the opening Sires’ Stakes Heat of the season at Addington next Friday, gave another foolproof display after starting from the outside, despite being carded to…

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Dexter’s Evolution sulky wins four

CHAMPION DRIVER IMPORTS HIS OWN SULKY NZ’s champion driver Dexter Dunn notched back-to-back wins with his first two drives in his new Evolution racing bike at the Rangiora HRC’s meeting at Addington on Thursday, September 23. Dexter only took possession of the new racing sulky on Tuesday night. “I decided to get one myself. I…

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