Dexter’s 100th in Group 3 2YO race

DEXTER GETS LE SOL HOME IN 1:54.3 2YO MILE Driving superstar Dexter Dunn brought up his 100th NZ win of the season in style in the $30,000 Alabar NZ Kindergarten Stakes at Wyndham on Saturday, February 27. Dexter furthered a good association with Invercargill trainer Tony Stratford, getting $12 hope Le Sol home with a…

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Dexter granted special dispensation

DEXTER ALLOWED TO DRIVE AT AUCKLAND, FRIDAY Champion reinsman Dexter Dunn has been granted a special dispensation to miss one round of the Australasian Young Drivers Championship in Sydney next week. The dispensation will enable him to drive on the first night of the Auckland Cup meeting next Friday night, March 5. The Young Drivers…

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Bettor’s Strike by 9 lengths in trial

BETTOR’S STRIKE TICKING OVER NICELY FOR AUCKLAND Bettor’s Strike didn’t break the clock at the Addington trials on Wednesday February 24, but its ticking away nicely as he builds towards the $500,000 Trillian Trust Auckland Cup on March 12. The Victoria, Tasmania and joint Cranbourne Cups’ winner was held back behind three 1 win rivals…

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Smiling Shard out of Northern Derby

MORE WORK REQUIRED TO REGAIN FULL FITNESS Glamour pacer Smiling Shard has run out of time to contest the $500,000 Woodlands Northern Derby on March 12. Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety will now concentrate on having last season’s top 2YO pacer back near full fitness for the $250,000 Christian Cullen NZ Derby at Addington on…

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Holy Hero arrives in Sydney

TO CONTINUE CAREER IN NSW FOR WOLLONGONG OWNER Intermediate grade pacer Holy Hero has arrived in New South Wales, joining the stable of Peter Morris. The 4YO Christian Cullen-Hilarious Heather gelding was at his best winning on New Zealand Cup day at Addington last November, scoring in a fast 2:00.7 mile rate over the 2600m…

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Cran racks up win No. 40

MARVIN BAILEY DELIVERS IN MOTUKARARA MAIDEN West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety advanced to 40 training wins for the season when Marvin Bailey won decisively at Motukarara on Friday, February 19. The Kentuckiana Lodge trainer is currently 4th on the national premiership behind the Mark Purdon/Grant Payne partnership (66), Steven Reid/Graeme Rogerson (63) and Geoff Small…

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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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