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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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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