Dust bunny runs track record

DUSTIN IN FORBURY TRACK RECORD WIN Dustin Bromac, who ran the second fastest mobile 2700m run at Forbury on April 1, is now the Forbury 2700m stand start track record holder. The distinctive chestnut again showed his liking for the 1000m Forbury Park circuit when he overcame a 30m handicap to win The Moth Handicap…

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Courage To Rule the one to beat

KIWIS READY TO STEP UP IN NSW DERBY FINAL Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety believes fellow Kiwi Courage To Rule may be the hardest for Smiling Shard to beat in the $A100,000 Christian Cullen NSW Derby at Menangle on Friday night, April 23. “From the two hole, Courage To Rule is probably the one to…

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NSW Derby & Len Smith Mile draws

SMILING SHARD DRAWS 6 IN NSW DERBY FINAL Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Smiling Shard has drawn the middle of the front row in barrier 6 for the $A100,000 Christian Cullen NSW Derby at Menangle on Friday night, April 23. The Grinfromeartoear colt fared better in the draw than fastest qualifier, Queensland colt For A Reason, who…

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Shard runs track rec. in Derby Heat

  SMILING SHARD HOLDS NARROWLY IN RECORD RUN Glamour Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Smiling Shard did only as much as required to hold Chariot King by half a head in the first $A15,000 Christian Cullen NSW Derby Heat (Lawn Derby Qualifying Division) at Tabcorp Park, Menangle, on Monday afternoon, April 19. Despite not being asked to…

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Smiling Shard/Bettors Strike in Sydney

STABLEMATES IN SYDNEY FOR NSW RAID Luckless NZ Derby runner Smiling Shard has another chance to be a Derby winner this month. The big-winning Grinfromeartoear colt left Christchurch on Friday morning (April 16) for Sydney, along with open class stablemate Bettor’s Strike. Smiling Shard is scheduled to contest a $A15,000 New South Wales Derby Heat…

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Tact Lizzie fails to get in foal

WINTON CUP SATURDAY; ANOTHER BREEDERS STAKES NEXT YEAR Star Southland mare Tact Lizzie is likely to return to Addington next summer to defend her G1 New Zealand Breeders Stakes crown. Trainer Trevor Proctor said he is disappointed on one hand that Tact Lizzie had failed to get in foal. On the other happy that he…

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The Rising in form at Yonkers

THE RISING IN 5TH USA WIN OF YEAR Former Kentuckiana Lodge pacer The Rising furthered a good start to the year by winning again at Yonkers Raceway, New York, on Tuesday, April 13 (NZ time). Now seven, the In The Pocket-Moscardon gelding led over the last half to win a $US19,000 pace for $US40,000 claimers.…

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Captain Peacock wins NZ Derby

NZ DERBY WINNER AT HIS 8TH START Former Kentuckiana Lodge driver Mark Jones came back from early battering at Addington on April 9 to win the $250,000 Christian Cullen NZ Derby with Captain Peacock. The unpredictabiity of racing hit the promising young trainer hard early on premier night. He had a gutter night with his…

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Shard unlucky in Derby

FIRST TIME OUT OF FIRST FIVE Smiling Shard was again luckless in the $250,000 Christian Cullen NZ Derby at Addington on Friday, April 9, finishing outside the first 5 for the first time in 22 career starts. The Grinfromeartoear colt and NZ’s leading driver Dexter Dunn, had the door closed in the one out line…

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