Former stable star Christen Me wins the 2014 NSW Miracle Mile in 1:49.1

Raukapuka Ruler wins the Group One 2017 Northern Derby

Bonnie Joan paces a 1:52.8 mile at three in a Nevele R Fillies Heat

Bettor Joy wins a 2017 Australian Breeders Crown 2YO Fillies Semi-Final

Chevron Express wins the 2017 $40,000 Storer Motors NZ Trotting Oaks

Kentuckiana Lodge


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

Raukapuka Ruler sold to race at Menangle

RAUKAPUKA RULER SOLD TO NSW INTERESTS Former Northern Derby winner Raukapuka Ruler has been withdrawn from the Junior Free-For-All at Addington on Tuesday, after being sold to New South Wales interests. “It is a shame I have to sell a Derby winner out of the stable that isn’t good enough to race in New Zealand…


Stable maintains high UDR rating

TIMARU DOUBLE MAINTAINS HIGH STABLE UDR RATING The Cran Dalgety stable furthered its good strike rate for the season with two wins from two starters at Timaru on Saturday, November 3. The stable’s UDR (consistency) rating remains high at 0.3276 after maiden Rock On and consistent mare Just Dance saluted at the Phar Lap Raceway.…


Pat’s Delight game 2nd in Kaikoura Cup

PAT’S DELIGHT BUILDS TOWARD NZ FREE-FOR-ALL Although Pat’s Delight didn’t win Monday’s $50,000 Alabar Kaikoura Cup, he exceeded expectations with his gritty second against the top older pacers. Last season’s 3YO Jewels Emerald winner was left to cut the breeze when winner Spankem took over from stablemate and race favourite, Eamon Maguire, with 1700m to…


Olivia Rachel sprints nicely in trial

OLIVIA RACHEL RESUMES WITH TRIAL WIN Olivia Rachel, the three-year-old daughter of Mach Three and former champion filly Carabella, resumed for the Cran Dalgety stable at the Rangiora trials on Wednesday, October 25. She placed in both her Group Three two-year-old filly starts in March, at Addington and Invercargill. Olivia Rachel was third, first-up behind…


Meet The Team

Chrissy Dalgety
Chrissie Dalgety

Administration/Public Relations Manager

Dexter Dunn
Dexter Dunn


Cran Dalgety

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Speeding Spur lasts in Trot FFA

NZ HARNESS NEWS, NOVEMBER 13, 2018 EUROPE UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR SPEEDING SPUR First Addington, then Aussie. Next? The World. That’s the tentative six-month plan for champion trotter Speeding Spur after a courageous win the New Zealand Trotting Free For All on Tuesday. Managing owner Andrew Grierson, the head of Woodlands Stud, made the surprising declaration…


Ultimate Sniper confirms class

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Dexter wins with Delishka

DEXTER DUNN PARTNERS DELISHKA TO WIN AT DOVER DOWNS Former 10-time leading NZ driver Dexter Dunn racked up his 58th USA win in just under two and a half months for the latter part of 2018 at Dover Downs, Delaware, on Thursday (NZ time). The victory was notable in that he teamed up with Delishka,…

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