Smiling Shard to ‘sacrifice’ Jewels

HOLIDAY BECKONS BEFORE TARGETING BREEDERS CROWN A slightly disappointing 4th from Smiling Shard in last week’s NSW Derby has forced trainer Cran Dalgety to freshen the star pacer. Cran has confirmed this week that he will “sacrifice” the Harness Jewels at Cambridge in June with Smiling Shard. He is to give the colt four-five weeks…

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For A Reason too good in NSW Derby

SMILING SHARD 4TH; BETTOR’S STRIKE 5TH All honours were with Queensland colt For A Reason as he outstayed the Kiwi pacers in the $A100,000 Christian Cullen NSW Derby at Menangle on Friday, April 23. For A Reason, a son of Art Major from a Fake Left mare, improved three wide outside the leaders _ Courage…

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Losta Armbro delivers at Addington

GOOD RUN FOR STABLE CONTINUES Losta Armbro, the only Kentuckiana Lodge starter at Addington on Friday, April 23, furthered a good strike for stable runners this week, winning at just his 3rd race start. Driver Shane Walkinshaw was happy to get the big Armbro Operative gelding home a head winner for principal owner, also Shane’s…

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Dust bunny runs track record

DUSTIN IN FORBURY TRACK RECORD WIN Dustin Bromac, who ran the second fastest mobile 2700m run at Forbury on April 1, is now the Forbury 2700m stand start track record holder. The distinctive chestnut again showed his liking for the 1000m Forbury Park circuit when he overcame a 30m handicap to win The Moth Handicap…

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Courage To Rule the one to beat

KIWIS READY TO STEP UP IN NSW DERBY FINAL Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety believes fellow Kiwi Courage To Rule may be the hardest for Smiling Shard to beat in the $A100,000 Christian Cullen NSW Derby at Menangle on Friday night, April 23. “From the two hole, Courage To Rule is probably the one to…

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NSW Derby & Len Smith Mile draws

SMILING SHARD DRAWS 6 IN NSW DERBY FINAL Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Smiling Shard has drawn the middle of the front row in barrier 6 for the $A100,000 Christian Cullen NSW Derby at Menangle on Friday night, April 23. The Grinfromeartoear colt fared better in the draw than fastest qualifier, Queensland colt For A Reason, who…

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Shard runs track rec. in Derby Heat

  SMILING SHARD HOLDS NARROWLY IN RECORD RUN Glamour Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Smiling Shard did only as much as required to hold Chariot King by half a head in the first $A15,000 Christian Cullen NSW Derby Heat (Lawn Derby Qualifying Division) at Tabcorp Park, Menangle, on Monday afternoon, April 19. Despite not being asked to…

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Smiling Shard/Bettors Strike in Sydney

STABLEMATES IN SYDNEY FOR NSW RAID Luckless NZ Derby runner Smiling Shard has another chance to be a Derby winner this month. The big-winning Grinfromeartoear colt left Christchurch on Friday morning (April 16) for Sydney, along with open class stablemate Bettor’s Strike. Smiling Shard is scheduled to contest a $A15,000 New South Wales Derby Heat…

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Tact Lizzie fails to get in foal

WINTON CUP SATURDAY; ANOTHER BREEDERS STAKES NEXT YEAR Star Southland mare Tact Lizzie is likely to return to Addington next summer to defend her G1 New Zealand Breeders Stakes crown. Trainer Trevor Proctor said he is disappointed on one hand that Tact Lizzie had failed to get in foal. On the other happy that he…

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