Late payment for Caduceus Classic

BETTOR MOVE IT ‘COPPERTONED’ UP FOR CADUCEUS A late payment for the $110,000 Nevele R Stud Cauduceus Club Fillies Classic at Auckland on Friday, April 9, is to be made for smart 2YO pacing filly Bettor Move It. The daughter of Bettor’s Delight and Pocket A Dream virtually paid for the late entry when picking…

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Smiling Shard ready for Flying Stakes

‘GRIN’ PRIMED TO GO WELL Smiling Shard, affectionately known as ‘Grin’ around the Kentuckiana Lodge stables of trainer Cran Dalgety,  will hopefully make his supporters happy with a forward showing in the $40,000 Vero Flying Stakes at Addington on Friday, March 26. “I feel pretty confident he’ll race well,” Cran said. Photo: Smiling Shard, after…

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Holy Hero’s half-sister qualifies

COLLECTING QUALIFIES WITH ADDINGTON WIN Collecting, a 2YO half-sister by Bettor’s Delight to Holy Hero, gained her qualifying ticket for the Cran Dalgety stable at the Addington trials on Wednesday, March 24. Bred and owned by Wollongong’s Bill Green of Tex Services Pty Ltd, Collecting just missed qualifying last week at Ashburton. Photo: Collecting, will…

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K L team in form at Addington

TOP RESULTS FROM THREE STARTERS The Kentuckiana Lodge team warmed up for the Addington easter meeting with top results from three starters at Addington on Friday, March 19. The Cran Dalgety colours fought out the finish to the 3-4 wins Addington Events Centre Mobile Pace with favourite Romulus (Dexter Dunn) leading throughout to hold a…

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Good day for Smiling Shard

SMILING SHARD 3RD TO KOTARE MACH IN TRIAL It was a good day for the Smiling Shard camp at the Ashburton trials on Wednesday, March 17. Their glamour colt confirmed he is fit enough for racing at the upcoming Addington easter meeting after having his 3YO season almost derailed with an ankle sprain in January.…

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Holy Hero in 1:56.4 Menangle win

HOLY HERO SCORES FIRST-UP WIN IN AUSSIE Ex-Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Holy Hero made a winning Australian debut at Tabcorp Park, Menangle, as a hot $1.60 favourite on Tuesday March 16. The 4YO Christian Cullen-Hilarious Heather gelding settled back in the $5500 C3-5 SEW Eurodrive Pace and finished strongly to score in 1:56.4 for the mile.…

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Shard returns, Raider to miss 4YO features

SMILING SHARD RETURNS TO TRIALS WEDNESDAY Glamour 3YO pacer Smiling Shard is set to make his much anticipated public return at the Ashburton trials tomorrow, Wednesday, March 17. A ankle sprain kept him out of the Victoria and Great Northern Derbys’ in recent months. He had earlier been clearly superior winning the $250,000 PGG Wrightson…

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Storm arrives in Motukarara workout

JUSTASTORM STRONG IN WORKOUT WIN Justastorm, a newcomer from Otago to the Cran Dalgety barn, was strong winning a mobile pace at the Motukarara workouts on Saturday, March 13. The 5YO Thunder N Lightning gelding was a last-start 3rd behind Zena’s Art and Franco Czar at the Waikouaiti grass meeting on February 14 for co-owner…

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Auck Cup review, Easter Cup for Strike

EASTER CUP ON RADAR FOR BETTOR’S STRIKE Bettor’s Strike will be kept going for the $80,000 Stallion Station Easter Cup at Addington on April 3 after his luckless 7th in the Auckland Cup on Friday March 12. Driver Dexter Dunn confirmed a return to Addington for the Victoria and Tasmania Cups winner after they failed…

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