Kentuckiana Lodge


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.



Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has an exciting opportunity to join him and race prospective classic youngsters, starting from  as little as 10 percent.He has shares available in quality yearlings from both the Australian and NZ sales


Bettor’s Delight-Breeze On Bronski colt.

Cran again sourced off-shore at the Australia Gold Sales to chase the lucrative early Aussie money on offer.

“If we can, we would love to be in their stakes races,” Cran said.

The West Melton mentor again went for stock by champion sire Bettor’s Delight.

“I didn’t want to fix something that wasn’t broken, so I decided to go back for some more Bettor’s.”

The colt from Breeze On Bronski had the breeding, confirmation and physique, to contest 2YO races.

He’s eligible for the $350,000 Melbourne 2YO Final and $210,000 3YO Final, plus the Vicbred Platinum races with $10,000 heats and $60,000 finals.

Dam Breeze On Bronski (1:56.8, seven wins & $47,397) is a half-sister by McArdle to seven other winners.

These include the big winners, Admiral Bronski (1:51.6, 22 wins & $245,232), Brigadier Bronski (1:51.4, 18 wins & $210,480), General Bronski (1:53.7, 17 wins & $160,729), Major Bronski (1:56.1, 13 wins & $94,279), Private Bronski (1:55, four wins), Sombronskisomewhere (1:54.4, four wins) and Bronski MacKenzie (1:53.2 seven wins & $60,036).

Breeze On Bronski’s first foal Heavens Hurricane (p3, 1:56.8), by Rock N Roll Heaven, has won six (five at three).

Her dam, Bronski Gorgeous (1:57.3, by Fake Left) won 23 races and $210,622, while she is a half-sister to eight other winners including the half-million dollar earners, Esprit De Kayjay (1:51.6, 82 wins & $586,976) and Sir Galvinator (1:56.8, 25 wins & $516,723).

The vendors, Pimparoo Park, stated if “Blaze” was a human, he’d be a Hollywood star, courtesy of his stunning good looks, perfectly proportioned body and infectious personality.

Or maybe he’d be the next Ronaldo or Messi, thanks to his balance, poise and athleticism.


Bettor’s Delight-Glenferrie Diva filly.

“This filly took my eye. She’s a Bettor’s Delight from a Christian Cullen mare, from a Fake Left mare,” Cran said.

“There is just speed, speed, there.”

Dam Glenferrie Diva (1:58, four wins from only 14 starts) has already left two of racing age, both winners, namely Oscar The Great (1:55.5, two wins) and Ima Rocknroll Diva (1:58.4, four wins).

Glenferrie Diva is from fast US winner Pleasing Package (1:50.4, 38 wins & $359,380), the dam of star USA winner Foreclosure (1:48.8, 15 wins & $807,746).


Karmic Delight

Cran was attracted to the pedigree and attitude of this filly.

“On the farm for preparer David Shadbolt she just loved work,” Cran said.

“He had problems toning the way he wanted her to be. She thrived on the pre-sale workload.”

Her dam Anvil On Fire (1:55.8, nine wins $81,663), was a dual Nevele R Fillies Heat winner.

At stud, the Presidential Ball mare has left two of racing age, the smart winners, Karmic Fire (p3, 1:53.8, Aust, 10 wins) and Karmic Way (p3, 1:57.6, three wins).

“Her dam Waihemo Rainship (eight wins, second in a Northern Oaks and Premier Mares Championship) has an amazing record of 12 foals, 11 to race now, and nine winners,” Cran said.

Besides Anvil On Fire, they include: Anvils Revival (1:57.7, 27 wins), Black Chevron (1:51.8, US) and Tempest Anvil (1:52.1, US), while she’s now the grand-dam of Anvils Big Punt 13 wins & $131,980) USA winner Better B Chevron (1:53.8h, US, 17 wins & $200,000) and speedy filly, Chevron Supreme (p3, 1:56.7).


Alta Sensation

Cran couldn’t resist taking home this colt, who belongs to a very good speed family.

“It’s full of speed, speed, and more speed.”

“He has a very kind attitude, and is a Somebeach over an In The Pocket mare that has left five to race for five fast winners.”

They include: Alta Maestro (p2, 1:53.3, NZ record-holder), fast USA winner Alta Jerome (1:50.6, 29 wins), Alta Surreal (1:54.2, Aust), Alta Las Vegas (p3, 1:57.6) and Alta Teresa (p3, 1:53.8).

Even more appeal to Cran is the fact her dam Alta Camilla (p3, 1:57.3, five wins) is a smart half-sister to Alta Christiano (p3, 1:54.9, 13 wins & $309,164), a former NZ Kindergarten Stakes winner in NZ and WA Derby winner.

Alta Camilla is also a half-sister to Alta Ronaldo (p3, 1:57.1, five wins) and Alta Ricardo (1:58.5).

“There is speed all over pedigree page and you can see it looking at him too.” Cran said.

For anyone interested in taking a share of these yearlings, please contact Cran on either 03-318-1606 or 0274-360-667.

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