Kentuckiana Lodge



The professional win of top juvenile Krug under-scored his ability and also endorsed the debut training effortts of Nathan Purdon and Cran Dalgety by finishing their debut season on 51 wins and a top four finish in the 2019-20 season.

kRUG, the classy Bettor’s Delight colt now heads north for an opening Sires Stakes Heat after cruising alomg on the top end throughout for his fifth win in sevent starts. The $1.20 favourite kicked away from capable intermediate grade type Tango Tara in another step to stardom.

The trainers prepared the winners of $498,802 in stakes for thev season.


Owner Trevor Beaton (QSM) relished the Invaluable success beaming proudly as he greeted the gelding on a sunny Addington afternoon.

Invaluable, a gelded son of Art Major and Memorable, who nrought upthe 50th easonal win for the Kentuckiana Lodge team on Sunday.

The former school principal has been  knocking with ultra consistent 3YO Invaluable,who showed a good sense of occasion finally delivering at his 11th start for long time Kentuckiana Lodge owner Trev Beaton at Addington on Sunday, July 26.

The victory rounded up an impressive half-century of NZ wins for the debut training partnership of Cran Dalgety and Nathan Purdon. They had 237 starters for their first season for 50 wins, 33 seconds, 19 thirds and $433,387 in earnings finishing fourth on the national premiership.

Their NZ winners for the season are:Fabrizio (five), Krug (four), Arden Roanoke (four), Bettathanfast (four); Gemma Mac (three), Im A Gigolo (three),Chevron Flies (three), Dr Susan (two), Cardinal Sin (two), Donegal Mary Francis (two), Arden’s Reality (two), Pocket Watch (two) and the single race winners, She’s A Rebel, Arden’s Sweetheart, Woman In Gold, Alta Endeavour, Pink Flaming Run, Chevron Action, Dance With Stars. El Dorado, Star Of Timpany Fortunia.Alta Sensation, Beauidiene Hustler.and :Invaluable.

Invaluable, the Art Major-Memorable gelding ,led up for top driver Blair Orange and did just enough to hold by a nose in a creditable 2:32.9 for the stand start 2000m,the last 800m in 57.7s and final 400m in 27.7s.He was their 19th individual 3YO winner for the season.He had been dividend bearing in his previous 10 starts.

His dam Memorable (1:66.7) , by Bettors Delight,from Enjoy The Thrill, won six of 44 starts, improving with racing each season.

The former school principal relished the moment greeting the gelding.. Mr Beaton has been battling health issues and his co=trainers were delighted to get a win for him during a difficult year.


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.

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