Karloo Mick runs 3:16.1 (2600m)

LEW SLIGHTLY DISAPPOINTED WITH TIME New South Wales trainer Barry Lew was slightly disappointed Karloo Mick didn’t run quicker than 3:16.1 for the 2600m (stand) to win at the Addington Karloo Mick holds out B Grudge and Bondy at the end of his first NZ appearance at the Addington trials today. trials on Wednesday (October 21). “The…

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Ingenuity cuts loose

KIWI INGENUITY NZ CUP FAVOURITE   NZ Cup-bound mare Kiwi Ingenuity sounded a big warning to her rivals with a brilliant Ashburton workout victory on Tuesday October 20. Kiwi Ingenuity’s workout win in three stages. Lap Out: Kiwi Ingenuity is taken on for the lead by Changeover, followed by Luckisaladytonight (trail), Time To Fly and Corka…

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Smart Rangiora workout runs

BAND ON THE RUN HAS WINGS Band On The Run looked to be having fun as he cruised past stablemate About Ambition along the sprint lane at the Rangiora workouts on Saturday October 17. BAND ON THE RUN The promising Christian Cullen gelding was backing up well from a big first-up effort at trials on the…

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Bettor’s Strike runs NZ record

BETTOR’S STRIKE SMASHES NZ RECORD Christchurch owners Jim and Susan Wakefield were quick to praise trainer Cran Dalgety after Bettor’s Strike dented reputations and smashed the NZ record for 2600m (stand) at Addington on Friday October 16. “Cran deserves the credit as Bettor’s Strike is not an easy horse to train,” Jim Wakefield said. “He’s…

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Bubba wins for Elvis fans

BUBBA HO TEP  RESPONDS TO POSITIVE DRIVE Elvis Presley would have have said  “thank you . . very much” and so did the equine link to the late King of Rock at Addington Raceway on Friday October 16. Bubba Ho Tep, named after the comedy film portraying Elvis Presley as fictionally living on as a resident in a…

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RTR filly for Kentuckiana

VILLAGE LIFE HAS SPEED PEDIGREE Kentuckiana Lodge is the new home for Village Life, a $50,000 buy for Small Car World principal Graham Beirne, at the Ready To Run 2YO Sale at Addington on Wednesday October 14. Trainer Cran Dalgety and owner Beirne were attracted by the filly’s pedigree and type, being a daughter of…

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Lightning Raider ready

LIGHTNING RAIDER LEADS CHARGE Lightning Raider is winning the race among the next wave of Kentuckiana Lodge pacers to race this month. Trainer Cran Dalgety gave the Christian Cullen gelding all clear to race without another trial after his dashing win at the Rangiora trials on Monday October 12. “He will more than likely go to Ashburton…

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Spero wins for Melbourne owner

MELBOURNE OWNER ENJOYS MORE ADDINGTON SUCCESS Melbourne owner Tony Moody cheered home a win at Addington and picked up a fourth at Auckland on Friday October 9. Consistent 4YO Spero Denario notched his sixth win for the Victorian sharebroker in the 3-5 win George Calvert Cleaning Mobile Pace at Addington. Two hours earlier, his other Kentuckiana Lodge-trained…

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Dexter wins top Sports Award

DEXTER WINS TOP SPORTS AWARD Champion driver Dexter Dunn was crowned Canterbury Sportsman of the Year in Christchurch on Thursday October 1.  The 20-year-old, who has enjoyed unparalleled success in harness racing to date, now has the rare distinction of cutting through into mainstream recognition.  Dunn’s record breaking 2008/09 season, coupled with his youth, accessibility…

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Pool Gets Credit

POOL GETS CREDIT 13 Sept 09 By Jeff Scott  Cran Dalgety makes the odd concession to “pool train” unsound horses but only providing they have serious ability. Cran attributed the emphatic first-up win by Most Happy Alex at Addington on Sept 10 as a “victory for the pool.” “He’s had two bowed tendons in the…

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