Dexter begins treble in feature

BEAUDIENE BAD BABE SHRUGGED OFF INFECTION Top mare Beaudiene Bad Babe bounced back with a comprehensive win for Dexter Dunn in the Group Two $40,000 Caduceus Club Of Canterbury Premier Mares’ Championship at Addington on Thursday, February 18. Invercargill trainer Murray Brown revealed the mare was found to have a slight infection after a battling…

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Day Three Yearling Sales details

DAY THREE NZ YEARLING SALES DETAILS kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety was not a buyer on the final day of yearling sales week in Christchurch, having filled his quota at Auckland and on the first two days in Christchurch. Sales details from Day three of the NZ Premier Yearling Sales in Christchurch on Thursday, February…

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NZ Premier sales details, day two

OVERALL DECLINE DOWN 10 PERCENT ON LAST YEAR PGG Wrighton representative Bruce Barlass said the economy certainly impacted on the NZ Premier Yearling Sale in Christchurch, but a solid second day on Wednesday February 17 reduced the overall decline to around 10% down on last year. He said the  average of $24,213,  and clearance rate…

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More colts for K Lodge on Day two

TWO MORE COLTS KNOCKED DOWN TO CRAN DALGETY Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety took home two more quality colts on the second day of the NZ Premier Yearling Sale in Christchurch on Wednesday, February 17. The only surprising thing about Cran’s first second day purchase, Orl Black, was the price _ $52,000. The striking black…

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Cran Dalgety secures top lot Day One

CRAN BUYS TOP LOT ON DAY 1, NZ PREMIER YEARLING SALE Day one of the NZ Premier Yearling Sale in Christchurch on Tuesday February 16 lacked a large number of outstanding types, reflected by the few who were purchased by leading buyers, according to PGG Wrightson Bloodstock representative Peter Lagan. The leading light was Styrie,…

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Five Karaka yearlings for Kentuckiana Lodge

FIVE KARAKA YEARLINGS FOR KENTUCKIANA LODGE Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety snapped up five quality lots at the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, South Auckland, on Monday, February 15. Secured for Kentuckiana Lodge for $100,000 was Afterburn, a fantastic looking bay colt by fast North American pacer Real Desire (1:48.4) and the first foal…

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Multsport trainer wins double

MULTISPORT TRAINER WINS TWO AT ADDINGTON Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety, showing his multisporting versatlity this weekend in the annual Speights Coast-to-Coast endurance championship, notched his 37th and 38th NZ training wins for the season at Addington on Friday February 12. The Kentuckiana Lodge team kept things ticking over with a winning double, delivering with…

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Bettor Cover Lover nails Move It

STEWARDS GIVE PUKEKOHE VISITOR THE ALL-CLEAR It would have been cruel if Better Cover Lover had lost the Magness Benrow Sires’ Stakes 2YO Fillies’ Heat at Addington on Friday February 6. The Pukekohe visitor broke after 100m and must have been in danger of tangling for the next 150m, which would have seen her disqualified.…

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Tact Lizzle posts NZ record

STARS ALIGN FOR UPSET VICTORY IN NZ BREEDER STAKES The stars aligned for Tact Lizzie in the Group One $80,000 PGG Wrightson NZ Breeders Stakes at Addington on Friday February 12. Breeder and former trainer Derek Dynes, who made plenty of friends during his successful career when in Southland and for a time at Ashburton,…

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Diomedes sold to race in WA

DIOMEDES LEAVES FOR PERTH Capable 4YO pacer Diomedes has been sold out of the Cran Dalgety stable to do his future racing in Perth, Western Australia. The McArdle gelding, and the first foal from former international winning mare Sparks A Flyin, won eight of 32 starts for $68,868 in stakes for breeders and former owners…

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