2YO filly rates record 1:55 (1700m)

BETTOR COVER LOVER TOO GOOD AGAIN Bettor Cover Lover had to rate a brilliant NZ 2YO fillies record mile rate of 1:55 to wear down gallant Kentuckiana Lodge filly Bettor Move It in the $170,000 Magness Benrow Sires’ Stakes Championship at Auckland on Friday May 7. The Brent Mangos-trained and driven Bettor Cover Lover cemented…

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Jasper overcame near death experience

‘GHOST’ OVERCOMES ODDS TO BE A WINNER It may have been just a minor maiden win for Jasper The Ghost at Forbury Park on Thursday, May 6, but it held special significance for those close to the Village Jasper mare. After a promising first-up 3rd in her debut at Forbury in early December, she was…

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Charlotte Hunter has first win

DEXTER HAS TO SETTLE FOR SECOND TO COUSIN Charlotte Hunter gained her first winning drive at the expense of her illustrious cousin Dexter Dunn at the Timaru Harness Racing Club’s meeting on Sunday, May 2. A daughter of 1978 NZ Cup winning trainer-driver Henderson Hunter, and mother Shelley, a sister of Dexter’s mum Rose, Charlotte…

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Hip Hop Anvil targets Jewels/Crown

HARNESS JEWELS & BREEDERS CROWN THE TARGETS Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is confident Hip Hop Anvil can step up and prove competitive in the Harness Jewels at Cambridge in June, and the Australasian Breeders Crown at Melton in August. Hip Hop Anvil landed some big bets as the $1.40 favourite in the 1-win Streamline…

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Shane notches Addington double

SHANE WALKINSHAW ADVANCES TO 17 FOR SEASON Kentuckiana Lodge driver Shane Walkinshaw was unlucky when Back In The USSR was a late scratching from the opening race at Addington on Friday, April 30, but made up for it 30 minutes later. Because he had accepted the drive on Back In The USSR in the opener,…

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Breeds’ win Sunshine Coast trip

CSBA PRIZE A HIT FOR ASHBURTON WINNERS The Canterbury Standardbred Breeders’ Association (CSBA) held their inaugural autumn social night at Addington Raceway last Friday night, April 23. CSBA committee were joined by just under 100 members and their guests for an enjoyable evening at the races. The CSBA sponsored Race 9 on the card, the…

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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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