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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

Stable closing in on 50 seasonal wins

BRINGITONHOME, FLYIN MILLY MAC, ADVANCE TALLY Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is poised to achieve 50 seasonal wins for the 10th consecutive year. The West Melton mentor advanced to 48 wins for the season with wins by Bringitonhome (Addington) and maiden Flyin Milly Mac (Ashburton) last weekend, taking the stable’s seasonal earnings to $783,700. Bringitonhome,…


London Delight enhances broodmare potential

LONDON DELIGHT EARMARKED FOR BROODMARE CAREER London Delight, who brought up the 46th seasonal win for trainer Cran Dalgety with his only starter at Rangiora on Sunday, July 8, will have a future as a broodmare next season. Cran says the stable will give London Delight more chances to advance over the next few months…


Hundie shows versatlity

HUNDIE SHOWS VERSATILITY IN FIFTH WIN OF SEASON Hundie furthered his versatility by being used early to lead, trail, and come out on top in the TBHS 97 & Co. On Tour Mobile Pace at Addington on Thursday, July 5. The Bettor’s Delight-Zagami gelding extended his useful debut 3YO season with his fifth win 17…


Christen Me changes USA stable

CHRISTEN ME RACING AT YONKERS FOR NEW BARN Former Kentuckiana Lodge dual Australasian Grand Circuit champion Christen Me has had a stable change in North America. The Christian Cullen-Splendid Dreams gelding moved stables after finishing fourth in the $75,000 Franklin Consolation at Pocono last weekend. Christen Me, even through he was race-timed in 1:49.4 (10ths)…


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Chrissy Dalgety
Chrissie Dalgety

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Dexter Dunn
Dexter Dunn


Cran Dalgety
Cran Dalgety


In Case You Missed It

Cambridge Jewels 2020 locked in

NZ HARNESS NEWS, July 11, 2018 JEWELS RETURNING TO CAMBRIDGE IN 2020 Harness Racing New Zealand announced on Wednesday that the Harness Jewels would return to Cambridge again in 2020. Last month’s edition was held there and HRNZ Chairman Ken Spicer says the board noticed and appreciated the effort the Cambridge staff went to to…


Christen Me 2nd; Bungalow Bill wins at Yonkers

CHRISTEN ME 2ND AT YONKERS FOR NEW STABLE; BUNGALOW BILL WINS Christen Me, first-up for the Lance Hudson stable, finished a neck second in a $29,000 pace at Yonkers Raceway, New York, on Sunday (NZ time). The former top Australasian pacer settled sixth early from the six gate for driver Jordan Stratton, improved a shade…


Dexter’s on-going US visa delay

NZ HARNESS NEWS, June 27, 2018 DEXTER DUNN’S VISA DELAYED Ongoing Visa delays have prevented leading reinsman Dexter Dunn from travelling to America for a winter working holiday. According to an NZME story, Dunn, the 2015 World Driving Champion, has failed to prove he is at the top of his craft internationally. “I now have…


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…

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