Kentuckiana Lodge


Cran and Chrissie Dalgety wish their owners and supporters a happy and prosperous 2019.

The stable farewelled 2018 with Buzinga’s gritty third in the Group One $138,000 Alabar Sires Stakes Three-Year-old Fillies Championship at Auckland on December 31.

Stable star Pat’s Delight was freshened after his fifth in the Inter Dominion Pacing Grand Final at Melton in mid December, but will continue to fly the flag in feature pacing races this year.

Cran, winner of the NZ trainers premiership in 2013, continues to be one of the most successful harness trainers in the light harness sport.

The stable has won most of the big races on the Australasian Grand Circuit, including five Australasian Breeders Crown Final titles, four Victoria Cups, a Hunter Cup, NSW Miracle Mile, Auckland Cup, NZ Sires Stakes 3YO Final, NZ Sires Stakes 2YO Final, PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 2YO Open Pace, PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 3YO Open Pace, PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 3YO Fillies Final, Harness Jewels 2YO Emerald, two Harness Jewels 4YO Emeralds, Harness Jewels 3YO Ruby, NZ Derby, Northern Derby, NZ Oaks, NZ Messenger, Taylor 4YO Mile, Chariots Of Fire, NZ FFA, NZ Premier Mares Championship & NZ Trotting Oaks.

Cran has prepared over 1200 NZ winners of over $14 million in stakes.

Anyone looking to join the fun should start to think the upcoming NZ Yearling Sales, where Cran will be looking to buy and fill syndications of all shapes and size.

This site is designed to keep you informed with latest stable news and other items of harness racing interest.

The “Cran rates his runners” link in the news section is updated regularly.

Please return here regularly for further updates.

Cran, has topped $1 million in stable earnings for the fifth consecutive season and is closing in on 1000 NZ training wins.

Latest News

Maiden fillies win fast trials

MAIDEN FILLIES SIZZLE AT ASHBURTON TRIALS Kentuckiana Lodge three-year-old fillies, Tara Bromac and Flame Lady, produced sizzling maiden runs in hot nor-west conditions at the Ashburton trials on Tuesday, January 22. Tara Bromac, a daughter of champion sire Bettor’s Delight and the first foal of former NZ Oaks and Harness Jewels 2YO Diamond place-getter Te…


Dexter a USA centurion

DEXTER DUNN TOPS 100 WINS IN USA Former top NZ reinsman Dexter Dunn has exceeded 100 wins in North America, since relocating there in late August. Dexter’s latest winning double for expatriate Kiwi trainers, Kelvin Harrison (Spicebomb) and Rough Odds (Chris Ryder) at the Meadowlands on January 19 advanced him further though the milestone. The…


Pat’s Delight rallies best in Shepparton Cup

IM PATS DELIGHT JUST OUTSIDE TRACK RECORD AT SHEPPARTON Im Pats Delight was only 0.1 of a second outside the track record mile rate for 2690m with his win in the $60,000 Shepparton Gold Cup on Saturday night, January 12, 2018. The Kiwi raider, given every chance with a one out one back trial by…


Pat close-up third in Melton trial

PAT’S DELIGHT THIRD IN TRIAL, DRAWN FOUR AT SHEPPARTON Im Pats Delight warmed up for Saturday night’s $60,000 Shepparton Gold Cup with an improver’s third at the Melton trials on Tuesday, January 8. The Cran Dalgety-trained pacer was untroubled to lead from the two gate in the trial for Gavin Lang. However, the Mark Purdon…


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Im Pats Delight draws two

IM PATS DELIGHT DRAWS WELL IN BONANZA Kentuckiana Lodge stable star (Im) Pats Delight has drawn well in barrier two for the $100,000 TAB Multiplier 4YO Bonanza over 1710m at Melton on Saturday night. A victory would qualify him for the Chariots Of Fire in Sydney next month. Main rival Spankem has drawn the outside…


Dexter wins with ex-Kiwi pacers

DEXTER WINS WITH EX-KIWIS IN USA Former top NZ reinsman Dexter Dunn continued his good USA strike rate over the last two days, winning with former Canterbury pacers, Delightful Memphis and Tiger Thompson. Dexter notched his second consecutive win in as many weeks behind Delightfulmemphisn, taking out the $17,500 fillies and mares feature at the…


Dexter teams up with Chase The Dream

DEXTER TEAMS UP WITH CHASE THE DREAM IN USA Former top NZ driver Dexter Dunn, now firmly established on the North American scene, has teamed up with 2015 NZ 2YO Pacer of the Year, Chase The Dream. Chase The Dream, racing in New York as Letschasethedreamn, defeated champion Lazarus in both the 2015 NZ Sires…


Raukapuka Ruler fast first-up at Menangle

RAUKAPUKA RULER PACES 1:50.2 AT MENANGLE Former Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Raukapuka Ruler made a promising start in Australia at Menangle, New South Wales, on Tuesday, winning first-up in a fast 1:50.2 (for the 1609m). Raukapuka Ruler, the 2017 Northern Derby winner for the Colt 45 Syndicate, trainer Cran Dalgety and driver Dexter Dunn, was sold…

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