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Welcome to the Cran Dalgety Racing Stables website.

Trainer Cran Dalgety scored his second Harness Jewels 4YO Emerald win when Pat’s Delight was rewarded in the $150,000 mile in 1:52.7 at Cambridge on June 2.

A month earlier Cran brought up his 1200th NZ training win when Buzinga, the first foal from former good Kentuckiana Lodge winner Safedra, won her 2YO debut at Invercargill on May 5.

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 now prepared over 1200 NZ winners of just over $14 million in stakes since Laud won first-up for him at Addington in 1992.

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

Debnita Rose flying winter stable flag

DEBNITA ROSE STRIKES PURPLE PATCH OF WINTER FORM Debnita Rose, who has hit a purple patch of winter form with a winning double in her latest racing, is to fly the Kentuckiana Lodge flag for the next two months. The free-running Debnita Rose has been too big and too strong on the front-end in her…


Passing of Bill Roberts

NZ HARNESS NEWS, June 11, 2018 PASSING OF BILL ROBERTS Bill Roberts passed away in Christchurch Hospital over the weekend shortly after the final whistle was blown on his beloved All Blacks’ win over France at Eden Park. He was 73 and had been in ill health for the last month after a heart operation…


Pat’s Delight rewarded in Gr. 1 3YO Jewels

NZ HARNESS NEWS, June 2, 2018 PAT’S DELIGHT GETS DESERVED GROUP 1 SUCCESS There were jubilant scenes, the likes of which haven’t been seen for a long time, if ever, on a New Zealand harness racing track, when Pat’s Delight took out the final race of the day at the Harness Jewels in Cambridge on…


Bonnie Joan looking for luck in swansong

NZ HARNESS NEWS, May 31, 2018 BONNIE JOAN HAVING LAST RACE ON SATURDAY The curtain will come down on the racing career of classy mare Bonnie Joan at the Harness Jewels in Cambridge on Saturday. Her Central Otago co-breeder and co-owner, Father Dan Cummings, says she will return home to Tuapeka Lodge in Lawrence next…


Meet The Team

Chrissy Dalgety
Chrissie Dalgety

Administration/Public Relations Manager

Dexter Dunn
Dexter Dunn


Cran Dalgety
Cran Dalgety


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New player to hold NZ Yearling Sales

NZ HARNESS NEWS, June 14, 2018 NEW PLAYER IN YEARLING SALES MARKET  New Zealand’s internationally renowned thoroughbred auction house is expanding in to the standardbred sector. And its ambitious CEO says he will shake-up the public sale market as the harness racing industry knows it. New Zealand Bloodstock announced on Thursday that from 2019 it…


The Orange Agent retired

NZ HARNESS NEWS, June 14, 2018 ANOTHER INJURY ENDS BRILLIANT MARE’S RACE CAREER The curtain has come down on the career of champion mare The Orange Agent. Her connections made the tough call to retire her on Monday after she pulled up lame from her fast work that morning. “She’s gone amiss,” said Brian Hughes,…


NZ Junior drivers teams finalised

HRNZ Press release June 11, 2018 MACMILLAN EQUINE FEEDS JUNIOR DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP The qualifying period for the 2018 McMillan Equine Feeds NZ Junior Driver Championship concluded with the last day of racing being held at the Nelson Harness Racing Club meeting on Sunday, June 10. The final spot for the South Island team was on…


Utmost Delight too good in 4YO Mares Diamond

NZ HARNESS NEWS, June 2, 2018 UTMOST DELIGHT CAPS GOOD SEASON IN 4YO MARES DIAMOND There were jubilant scenes when Utmost Delight capped a good season with a second Group 1 success in the 4YO Diamond at Cambridge on Saturday afternoon. She was clearly the best horse in the race, sitting parked the last lap,…

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