BETTOR JOY 2ND TO SHARTIN N IN MATCHMAKER FINAL Bettor Joy closed well but was unable to halt the reign of fellow NZ-bred stablemate Shartin N in the $402,600 Blue Chip Matchmaker Final at Yonkers, New York, on Sunday (NZ time). Shartin N (Tintin in America-Bagdarin) became the first consecutive winner of the Matchmaker after…Details
Kentuckiana Lodge is a highly maintained harness training facility, consistently being fine-tuned with regular improvements. Consisting of 100 acres (45 Hectares) of pasture green grass for its equine athletes, it has a professionally groomed 1000m track.
“I have a beaut 3 tonne track conditioner from Bendigo, Victoria, which can go as deep as I want. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever bought and makes the track like running on a beach” Cran says.
Racehorse preparations are complemented by the equine swimming pool. Horses undergo intense aerobic conditioning in the pool with virtually no concussive effects by swimming. The pool has played its part in extending the race careers of many horses who have niggles from track training.