Perfect promo for NZ Yearling Sales

HALF THE MOONEE VALLEY CARD WENT TO NZ-BREDS The NZ breeding industry had the perfect promotion from Moonee Valley’s big final night of harness racing last Saturday into next week’s Australian Classic and NZ Premier Yearling Sales. “All three Group One winners _ Bondy, Sundon’s Gift and Courage To Rule _ were purchased from the…

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Monkey King big improver for NSW

RICKY PREDICTS PLENTY OF IMPROVEMENT IN SUMMER CUP WINNER Big-winning driver Ricky May predicts a fair bit of improvement from NZ Cup-FFA-Miracle Mile winner Monkey King following Saturday’s Addington win on February 6. “He was just out for a Sunday drive (on a Saturday). He couldn’t care less whether he got beat or not today,”…

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No-one wanted share in Lancome

NO-ONE WANTED SHARE IN COURAGE FILLY AFTER SALES Canterbury breeder-owner-enthusiast Brian West, who races recent Kentuckiana Lodge winner A Legend, had his biggest moment in 30 years of harness racing syndications and ownership at Addington on Saturday February 6. Lancome, a speed filly racing from the Mark Purdon/Grand Payne barn, was a deserved winner, leading…

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Choise Achiever a Derby contender

CHOISE ACHIEVER STEPS UP FOR $500,000 NORTHERN DERBY In a red letter siring day for Courage Under Fire, Choise Achiever emerged as a definite Woodlands Northern Derby contender on March 12 with a sizzling win at Addington on Saturday February 6. Choise Achiever, purchased for clients of Tim Butt’s West Melton team in January after…

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Stablemates qualify at Motukarara

TYCOON GREG WINS QUALIFIER IN OWNERS COLOURS Tycoon Greg, raced on lease by Kentuckiana Lodge stable foreman Kevin Turnbull with wife Marilyn, qualified 5.7 seconds inside the required time for the Cran Dalgety stable at the Motukarara trials on Wednesday February 3. Driven by Shane Walkinshaw, Tycoon Greg raced in the Turnbulls’ distinctive colours, carried…

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Shezoneoftheboyz to take on boys

HAMBLETONIAN CLASSIC NEXT FOR PROMISING TROT FILLY Unbeaten trot filly Shezoneoftheboyz is Hambletonian-bound at Ashburton on Saturday week after dealing to her rivals at Addington on Tuesday, February 2. Former Kentuckiana Lodge employee and now top Burnham trainer Mark Jones was pleased to retain the filly for age group racing after her sale last month…

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Bettor’s Strike thriving for Hunter Cup

BETTOR’S STRIKE $5 FAVOURITE FOR HUNTER CUP West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety says Hunter Cup favourite Bettor’s Strike has come through his vital lead-up at Melton on January 22 in great order. Cran flew to Melbourne last Friday to resume training the improved Grand Circuit pacer, playing tag with Dexter Dunn, who cared for the…

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K L drivers quinella Oamaru Cup

DEXTER RACKS UP WIN NO. 90 FOR SEASON Kentuckiana Lodge drivers Dexter Dunn (Niraadi) and Shane Walkinshaw (Breeny’s Passion) were to the fore with the quinella in the Whitestone Livestock Oamaru Cup on Sunday January 31. Dexter, 17 wins ahead of nearest challenger David Butcher on this season’s NZ drivers’ premiership, had the last say…

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