Pukekohe satellite stable coming

NORTHERN SATELLITE STABLE AFTER NZ CUP MEETING Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety, after a record-earning stakes season last term, is prepared to expand his operation into Auckland after the New Zealand Cup meeting at Addington in November. “We’ll concentrate on our base here at West Melton, but we’ll tread the water and see how it…

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Cran shares first Addington premiership

CRAN SHARES ADDINGTON TRAINERS PREMIERSHIP Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety was delighted to share the honours for his first Addington trainers’ premiership victory in the 2009-10 season. Cran trained 31 Addington winners for the term, sharing the spoils with NZ’s leading trainers, the Mark Purdon/Grant Payne partnership. The two stables were locked at the top…

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Dexter co-leads after first day

DEXTER WINS 3 FROM 8 ON FIRST DAY NZ’s driver of the year Dexter Dunn is again at the top of the drivers premiership after the first day of competition at Invercargill on Sunday, August 1. Dexter, now in his 5th and final season as a holder of a junior licence, won his third straight…

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Band On The Run 1st emergency

BAND ON THE RUN 1st EMERGENCY Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Band On The Run has been declared the first emergency for next Friday’s $A200,000 Chariots Of Fire in Sydney, after being nosed out of 5th in his lead-up at Tabcorp Park, Menangle, on Friday night, July 23. Band Of The Run will start from barrier seven…

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Smiling Shard steps up in ffa

SMILING SHARD ON TARGET FOR CROWN Last year’s defending champion Smiling Shard stepped up his prep for next month’s Australasian Breeders Crown 3YO Final with an emphatic win over the older free-for-all pacers in slushy conditions at Addington Raceway on Thursday, July 22. The Grinfromeartoear colt was beaten for early speed, but staying out of…

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Shard schedule change afer defeat

SMILING SHARD ON MOVE Smiling Shard will now get another race opportunity at Addington on Thursday night, before heading direct to Melbourne for a repecharge of the Australasian Breeders Crown. Despite low-flying in front over his final quarter in the Australasian Breeders Crown heat last Friday, July 16, Smiling Shard was narrowly outfinished by a…

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Band On The Run for Sydney

CHARIOTS NOW ON AGENDA In a late change of plan, Band On The Run will join Harley Earl as NZ contenders for the $A200,000 Chariots Of Fire at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Friday week, July 30. “Band On The Run will fly across to Sydney on Tuesday, then go straight into the Paleface Adios Sprint…

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Bettor’s Strike resumes light work

SPEEDY RECOVERY FOR STABLE STAR Grand ciruit pacer Bettor’s Strike was in good enough shape to jog two kilometres on Wednesday, July 14. This was his first run back on the training track at Kentuckiana Lodge since nearly dying 10 days previously. Photo: Bettor’s Strike, looking to make a full recovery from a wildcard bacterial…

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David Butt close to 1000 wins

FAKE CHANCE BRINGS UP WIN NO. 998 Woodend Beach driver David Butt  is only two wins shy of  driving his 1000th NZ winner after reining Fake Chance to an upset win over Band On The Run at Addington on Thursday night, July 10. “Thats 998. I’ve trained nearly 700 of them to get there too,…

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Bettor’s Strike out of ‘intensive care’

VICTORIA CUP WINNER RECOVERING Grand Circuit pacer Bettor’s Strike is out of ‘intensive care’ after being struck down by a potential life-treatening bacterial stomach infection on Friday, July 4. Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety, and wife Chrissie, who were holidaying in Phuket when the top pacer became ill, can’t thank stable foreman Kevin Turnbull enough…

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