About Ambition for Blenheim

ABOUT AMBITION RETURNS WITH SOLID WIN About Ambition has been withdrawn from Nelson on Friday, and will now head to  Marlborough next week, after his winning return to racing at the Ashburton Queen’s Birthday meeting on Monday. The capable 4YO  was off 20m behind as a 4-win assessed horse for handicapping in a capacity 2-6…

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Dexter thinks Inters will suit Babe

BEAUDIENE BAD BABE _ BEST MARE SAYS DEXTER Champion driver Dexter Dunn believes top 4YO pacing mare Beaudiene Bad Babe will be suited to a series like next year’s Interdominions at Addington Raceway. (For more on Dexter achieving his 500th NZ driving win milestone last Thursday,  please read our front page feature story). Dexter delivered…

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Jovial Joker still winning in USA

JOVIAL JOKER & KING CAT ANVIL WIN IN USA Former Kentuckiana Lodge pacers, Jovial Joker and King Cat Anvil, both notched their first wins of the year in North America last sunday (NZ time). Jovial Joker (Life Sign-Cams Laugh gelding), now 9 to NZ time, and 10 in Northern Hemisphere terms, showed his durability by…

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Yankee Dream out of Jewels

COMBINATION OF FACTORS LEAD TO WITHDRAWAL Yankee Dream was withdrawn from this Saturday’s  $200,000 Rebo Restaurant @ Sky City 3YO Diamond by trainer Cran Dalgety earlier today, Monday, May 31. A combination of factors have contributed to the withdrawal of the newcomer to the Kentuckiana Lodge stable. “Transport timing from here is not ideal, along…

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Hip Hop takes strong run into Jewels

HIP HOP ANVIL DELIVERS IN LEAD-UP Hip Hop Anvil wrapped up his $200,000 Harness Jewels 3YO Emerald race preparation with a strong effort to win off the back row at the Franklin meeting at Alexandra Park, Auckland, on Friday, May 28. The Mach Three gelding wanted to over-race early when restrained as the gate left…

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Yankee Dream newcomer to K L

PERTH OWNER BUYS YANKEE DREAM Speedy 3YO pacing filly Yankee Dream is a new addition to the Cran Dalgety-trained eligibles for the $1.5 million Harness Jewels at Cambridge on Saturday week. The 3YO Dream Away  filly has joined the Kentuckiana Lodge team after being sold by Christchurch owner Ian Dobson to Solid Gold Standardbreds principal…

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Dexter achieves 500-win milestone

New Zealand driving whiz Dexter Dunn celebrated his his 500th NZ win behind the Peter Hunter-trained Elation Franco at the Forbury Park meeting on Thursday, June 3. He marked the occasion by driving 4 winners on the night at Forbury, and in the week ending Monday, June 7, had driven 7 winners for the week.…

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Reactor outpaced in US debut

AUCKLAND REACTOR 6TH OF 7 IN USA DEBUT Former NZ pacer Auckland Reactor wilted in the run home to finished 6th of 7 in his $US32,000 Invitational debut at the Meadowlands, New Jersey, on Sunday afternoon, NZ time. Auckland Reactor wasn’t rushed off the gate by driver Brian Sears, settling 4th on the marker cones…

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De Lovely lowers record in NZ Oaks

DE LOVELY TAKES RECORD OFF FORMER STABLEMATE De Lovely emulated her dam Copper Beach, and lowered the race and NZ fillies record formerly held by another Geoff Small-trained winner in Pullover Brown, with an emphatic victory in the $125,004 Wayne Francis Memorial NZ Oaks at Addington on Friday, May 21. The zippy Falcon Seelster mare…

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