Jasper confounds her critics

JASPER NOTCHES 2ND WIN ON END Even if she never wins another race, diminuitive mare Jasper The Ghost has already confounded her critics . . .  twice. She produced a determined finish from four back on the markers to win decisively at the Ashburton Tuesday low grade meeting at Addington, May 18, for her second…

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The Rising having freakish run in US

THE RISING TOPS $US100,000 FOR YEAR Former Kentuckiana Lodge pacer The Rising has topped $US100,000 in earnings for the first half of the year in North America. The 7YO In The Pocket-Moscardon geldng overcame a wide draw to win a $US22,000 pace for $US40,000 claiming horses at Yonkers Raceway, New York, last weekend. After settling…

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Shane has 1st training win

WINS COME FOR SHANE AT PHAR LAP RACEWAY Phar Lap Raceway, Timaru, continues to be a lucky track for Kentuckiana Lodge driver Shane Walkinshaw. Shane, who drove his first winner there behind Dark Shadow on November 21, 2004, gained his first training win there on Sunday, May 16, with Belle Vista. In his first season…

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Luck with Ken Barron in 2YO pace

RACING GODS WITH BARRON IN YEARLING SALES 2YO PACE Ken Barron’s rollercoaster week finished with a silver lining at Addington’s premier raceday on Saturday May 15. The Toliman Lodge trainer-driver was due a change of luck after losing promising 2YO Major Obsession from a suspected ruptured aorta at the Addington workouts on Monday. Photo: Ken…

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Cran _ 6 million dollar man

CRAN _ SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has broken through the $6 million barrier in career NZ prizes, and nearly $7.4 million in Australasian winnings. He has trained the winners of $1.38 million in Australia, from various raids on feature races across the Tasman. Cran achieved the $6 million NZ milestone…

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‘Spero’ rises in Jewels contention

THIRD DALGETY RUNNER IN 4YO JEWELS CONTENTION Spero Denario’s surprise win in the $20,000 Magic Merino By PJ Handicap Pace at Addington on Saturday May 15 has created a last minute change of plans for the big gelding. The win has elevated the Presidential Ball gelding inside the top 12 qualifiers for a start in…

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Chch Broomare & All Age Sale results

GRAND-DAUGHTER OF ENTHUSIAST TOP LOT A trot-bred weanling grand-daughter of former star filly Enthusiast fetched the top price of $18,500 at the Christchurch Autumn Broodmare & All Aged sale at the Canterbury Agricultural Park on Wednesday, May 12. Offered by Les Donald of LDA Bloodstock, she was purchased by Motukarara trainer Craig Edmonds, responsible for…

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Dexter on standby for Cullen Bromac

JODI QUINLAN TOUCH & GO TO MAKE FLIGHT Watch out for a possible late change of drivers in the $300,000 NZ Yearling Sales Open 2YO Pace at Addington on Saturday afternoon, depending on whether Victorian reinswoman Jodi Quinlan makes a flight to Christchurch. Quinlan hopes to be in Christchurch to drive unbeaten Victorian juvenile Cullen…

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Major Obsession dies

PROMISING 2YO DIES SUDDENLY Major Obsession, three times the runnerup to Major Mark in 2YO pacing races this season, died suddenly on the track at the Addington workouts on Monday. He had been preparing for Saturday’s $300,000 PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales Open Pace at Addington. Major Obsession had also qualified for the $200,000 Garrards’…

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‘Strike’ lowers own NZ record in Classic

BETTOR’S STRIKE TOUGH IN RANGIORA CLASSIC Bettor’s Strike lowered his own NZ 2600m stand start record by 0.1 of a second with a gritty half-length win in the $46,823 Wai-Eyre Farm “Rangiora Classic” at the Rangiora Raceway on Sunday, May 9. The Grand Circuit star began well off 15m in Rangiora’s Group Three feature, led…

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