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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Operation for Matt Maguire

MATT MAGUIRE TO RETURN AS GELDING Problem child Matt Maguire has been gelded this week after breaking when leading the field into the first bend at Auckland on Friday night, March 5. Lizzie Maguire’s 2YO brother had tried the patience of trainer Cran Dalgety in recent weeks. “He was good enough to win last week,…

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Stablemates draw back row

BACK ROW FOR STABLEMATES IN GREAT NORTHERN DERBY Kentuckiana Lodge stablemates, Feels Like Magic and Hip Hop Anvil, will start from barriers one and two on the back row (if emergency Franco Henrix comes out), after the barrier draw for the $500,000 Woodlands Great Northern Derby was conducted at a special function at Alexandra Park…

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Dexter without drive in final round

GARETH RATTRAY HAS UNASSAILABLE LEAD IN YOUNG DRIVERS SERIES In an ironic twist, top NZ driver Dexter Dunn has been left without a drive in the final Australasian Young Drivers Heat at Tabcorp Park, Menangle, on Interdominion Grand Final day, Sunday, March 7. Dexter’s listed drive, top form runner On Any Day, has been scratched,…

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Shane wins with Dustin Bromac

OWNERS DELIGHTED WITH WINNING RESULT Dustin Bromac’s owners Helen and Chanelle Dickie were delighted for Kentuckiana Lodge No. 2 driver Shane Walkinshaw after he gained a deserved win with their ultra-consistent pacer at the Rangiora HRC meeting on Thursday, March 4. “Shane’s a damn good driver, but Dexter runs the ship (with the pick of…

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