Bettor’s Fire adds to tally

ANOTHER MID-WEEK $20,000 USA WIN FOR BETTOR’S FIRE It was just a quiet Tuesday (NZ time) programme at Yonkers Raceway, New York, but connections of veteran ex-Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Bettor’s Fire were the beneficiaries of yet another $US20,000 win. The evergreen 12-year-old again took up his favoured front-running role from the five barrier an held…

Bettor’s Fire, Texican, win

FORMER STABLEMATES BOTH WIN AS 12-YEAR-OLDS TO NORTH HEMISPHERE TIME Evergreen former Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Bettor’s Fire has opened up with a win third-up in 2020 at Yonkers Raceway, New York, on Tuesday (NZ time). Now 12 to Northern Hemisphere time, the Bettor’s Delight-Sparks A Flyin gelding marched to his favoured lead role from the…

Dexter leading US January driver

DEXTER LEADING MEADOWLANDS WINS & OVERALL USA MONEY-WINNING TOTAL Despite taking the first week of the New Year off, champion ex-Kiwi reinsman Dexter Dunn already leads the Meadowlands wins premiership and is the leading money-winning USA driver three weeks into the next year. The remarkable driver has quickly picked up his regular win sequence at…

Susan 2nd in Vict. Oaks Heat

NZ-TRAINED QUINELLA IN FIRST VICTORIA OAKS HEAT Dr Susan was solid stepping up in distance with a runner-up finish behind fellow NZ-trained filly Stylish Memphis in their $24,000 Victorian Oaks Heat at Ballarat on Saturday, January 18. The Kentuckiana Lodge filly led early for driver Anthony Butt, but surrendered the lead to the persistent NZ-bred…

PGG closes standardbred div.

PGG WRIGHTSON CLOSES STANDARDBRED BUSINESS PGG Wrightson (PGW) has made the decision to close its Standardbred business. The Standardbred unit was re-structured in 2018. The company has recently reviewed the future and strategic fit of the Standardbred business and has determined that it is not core to our PGW Livestock Business Unit, and as a…

Personality, Rundlescreek repeat

BIG ON PERSONALITY IN CAREER BEST Former part-time Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Big On Personality has kicked off his USA year with a 1:51.1 (fifth) win at Dover Downs, Delaware, on Friday (NZ time). The Bettor’s Delight-Personality Plus gelding was beaten out from the ace but assumed the front-running role at the half-mile point for driver…

Ginger Spice notches win

GINGER SPICE OPENS UP 13-YEAR-OLD YEAR WITH WIN Ginger Spice, now 13 to Northern Hemisphere time, has managed a win first-up for the year in a $4200 fillies and mares pace on the half-mile track at Freehold, New Jersey, on Friday (NZ time). The Tinted Cloud-Secret Spice mare, bred in NZ by the late Paul…

Dexter back on USA swing

DEXTER BACK IN FULL SWING AFTER 10-DAY HOLIDAY Dexter, last year’s Meadowlands seasonal premiership, returned from a 10-day catch-up with his daughter Mila in Scotland, with a win, a second and two thirds, at the Meadowlands, on January 3. He then hit full gear the following night, with five wins, including two victories with NZ-breds.…

No stopping Donegal Rundlescreek

DIMINUITIVE DONEGAL RUNDLESCREEK KEEPS GOING Diminuitive former Kentuckiana Lodge mare Donegal Rundlescreek continues to punch above her weight as an aged mare in North America. After racing honestly to a tough mark in Canterbury, the Bettor’s Delight-Boyd’s Creek mare also raced gamely in West Australia before being on-sold to the Shaun Vallee stable in New…

Fizzing scores at Big M

FIZZING OPENS MEADOWLANDS ACCOUNT Former Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Fizzing has opened his winning account in North America with a Sunday, December 29 (NZ time) win at the Meadowlands, New Jersey. Now five, the Mach Three-Frizzante entire did a good job in West Australia, after being sold out of the Cran Dalgety stable, winning 12 across…