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

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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

(Im) Pats Delight on song for Inter Final

TRAINER AND DRIVER SEEK FIRST INTER PACING WIN Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is excited to line up his fifth Inter Dominion Pacing Grand Final starter at Melton on Saturday. (Im) Pats Delight, representing the stable from the three gate, is an equal second favourite. His main dangers are the Allstars runners, Spankem, the outright…


Bettor Joy sold to USA

BETTOR JOY TO JOIN JIM KING JUN. STABLE Speedy pacing mare Bettor Joy has been sold out of the Cran Dalgety stable to major American owner Richard Pollucii, and will join the Jim King jun stable. While sad to see her depart, Cran said it became a “catch 22 situation” racing her in New Zealand.…


Pat’s Delight drawn three

(IM) PATS DELIGHT DRAWS THREE IN $500,000 FINAL Kentuckiana Lodge pacer (Im) Pats Delight has useful options after drawing barrier three in the $500,000 Inter Dominion Pacing Grand Final at Melton on Saturday, December 15. The Bettor’s Delight-Righteous Franco entire is an equal second favourite with Cruz Bromac following the barrier draw. Cruz Bromac, unbeaten…


Court On The Edge bred to go further

CLEVERLY-NAMED PACER SALUTES AT ADDINGTON Court On The Edge, who upstaged his more fancied Kentuckiana Lodge stablemate Sezana, to win at Addington on Thursday, December 6, is bred to win more races. The son of top sire Bettor’s Delight is the first to race and now the first winner from the useful Courage Under Fire…


Meet The Team

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Chrissie Dalgety

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Dexter Dunn
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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…


Texican, Bettor’s Fire, win at Yonkers

TEXICAN, BETTOR’S FIRE, WIN AT YONKERS, NEW YORK Veteran former Kentuckiana Lodge stablemates, Texican and Bettor’s Fire, won back-to-back $23,000 races at Yonkers Raceway, New York, on Sunday (NZ time). Another ex-Kentuckiana Lodge star in Christen Me also ran third in a $44,000 open pace at Yonkers, behind former Australian pacer, Weona Sizzler. Christen Me,…


Kiwis’ run continues on Inter third night

NZ HARNESS NEWS, December 9, 2018 RASMUSSEN TO MAKE DRIVING CALL FOR FINAL Spankem and Cruz Bromac’s brilliant final round Inter Dominion heat wins have left Natalie Rasmussen with a tough call to make on who to drive in next week’s A$500,000 final. Both horses showed they have continued to thrive under the series’ grueling…

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