CRAN BUYS TWO BY BETTOR’S DELIGHT IN MELBOURNE Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety secured two yearlings from the Australia Pacing Gold Yearling Sale in Melbourne on Sunday, February 3. Cran put in the winning bids for a colt and a filly by champion sire Bettor’s Delight. The filly from Glenferrie Diva (1:58, four wins from…Details
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While the domestic race-team were in form at Wyndham on Sunday, February 3, Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety was in Melbourne, seeking the next potential champion from the APG Yearling Sale.
Cran, hopeful of securing both a colt and a filly from Melbourne, will try for a similar result at the upcoming Australia Pacing Gold Sale in Sydney on March 3.
He is currently seeking expressions of interest for shares in new young stock from both the Australian sales, and the NZ Bloodstock Yearling Sales, at Auckland (Feb. 17-18) and Christchurch (Feb. 19-20).
“I plan to see most on the farms pre-sales and can cater orders to fill any budget,” he said.
Cran, who has over 1000 training wins, prepared former Miracle Mile Grand Circuit champion Christen Me (1:49.1, $2.4 million Australasian winner, now in USA), and currently trains last season’s Harness Jewels 3YO Emerald winner Pat’s Delight (1:52.2).
He has an impressive record developing quality youngsters, winning five Australasian Breeders Crown Finals with Sparks A Flyin, Smiling Shard, Bit Of A Legend (twice) and Katy Perry.
Cran’s notable syndications include another former stable stand-out Smiling Shard ($41,000 yearling and subsequent $1.1 million earner), Bit Of A Legend ($50,000 yearling, winner of $810,101 in Australasia & over $2.5 million world-wide), Katy Perry ($17,500 yearlng, $500,000 winner), Bettor Joy ($80,000 yearling, winner of $308,000 in Australasia, now in USA), Orl Black ($52,000 yearling, $500,000 world-wide winner), Onlyforyou ($35,000 yearling, $365,459 winner), and Master Moonlite ($76,000 yearling, last season’s Queensland Derby winner of $114,450).
Other top sales buys include former Grand Circuit star Bettor’s Strike ($70,000 yearling, former Victoria Cup winner of $890,201), Sparks A Flyin ($11,000 yearling, winner of $627,218 world-wide), London Legend ($22,000 yearling, winner of $456,124), Texican ($70,000 yearling, winner of NZ 3YO Sires Final & $NZ283,474, winner of NZ$1.1 million world-wide), Bettor Move It ($22,000 yearling, winner of $150,850), Lightning Raider ($55,000 yearling, $600,000 world-wide winner), Feels Like Magic ($32,500 yearling, $261,728 world-wide), London Pride ($22,000 yearling, $600,000 world-wide winner), and Mighty Flying Mac ($55,000 yearling, $265,837 Australasian winner).
To secure share(s) in any yearlings and join the successful Kentuckiana Lodge team, please contact Cran on his mobile number, 0274-360-667.
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