Talkerup still winning in WA

TALKERUP SILL WINNING FOR HOT TUAPEKA LODGE FAMILY Talkerup, the former Jim Dalgety-owned and Cran Dalgety-trained filly, who set a NZ 2400m 3YO fillies record at Ashburton on debut four years ago, is still winning in West Australia. The daughter of 2008 NZ Cup winner Changeover (1:53.4, 23 wins from 51 starts for $2.4 million)…

Shineonucrazydiamond shines

EX KENTUCKIANA LODGE WINNER LOVING USA MILE DASHES What a neat little horse Shineonucrazydiamond has beome with regular mile racing in North America. He won again for expatriate Australian trainer Ross Croghan, this time in a $US30,000 pace on the half-mile circuit at Yonkers, New York, on Sunday (NZ time) in 1:52.4 (fifths). He led…

Christen Me wins 43rd race

CHRISTEN ME WINS ANOTHER AT YONKERS Former Kentuckiana Lodge Australasian Grand Circuit champ Christen Me scored his 43rd career win and his 11th in North America last Sunday (NZ time). Racing as a 11-year-old to North American time, he led from the two gate at Yonkers in a $18,500 pace, holding on by a head…

Fizzing wins GP cup

FIZZING & LIGHTNING RAIDER ADD TO CAREER TOTALS Fizzing and Lightning Raider were ex-Kentuckiana Lodge pacers to add to their overseas totals last weekend. The former, sold out of the Cran Dalgety stable last season, won the $A25,000 Garrards Horse & Hound Botra Cup Pace at Gloucester Park, Perth, last Friday. Fizzing (4h Mach-Three-Frizzante) overcame…

Bettors Fire nearly a millionaire

BETTORS FIRE DOUBLE NEARS SEVEN FIGURES Evergreen ex-Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Bettors Fire is on the verge of becoming a millionaire pacer with consecutive wins in Maine, North America, in the last seven days. He’s taken his earnings to $976,417 from 51 wins in 129 lifetime starts, and despite being 11 to Northern Hemisphere Time, lowered…

Racing journalist dies in south

DON WRIGHT DIES, AGED 75 Don Wright, who penned “Win Without Boasting”, the hard book story of the legendary Canterbury horseman Derek Jones, died on Sunday. He was 75. Mr Wright, a racing/sports journalist for 48 years, retired four years ago after suffering health issues. He had been in care at Riverton. He served for…

Dexter wins $200k Final

Former NZ superstar reinsman, Dexter Dunn, has landed another North American feature, winning the $US200,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes 2YO Fillies Trot Final at the Meadowlands on Saturday (NZ time). Dexter, from the five gate with Fortune Starlet, settled fourth and worked to the front at the half-mile point. From there, it was plain sailing…

Sarah O’Reilly wins series

SARAH O’REILLY WINS NZ YOUNG DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP The 2019 McMillan Equine Feeds NZ Junior Driver Champion has been found. Congratulations to Sarah O’Reilly who finished the Championship on 38 points. Second placing was taken out by Kimberly Butt and third place was John Morrison. The South Island team were successful in taking out the Inter-Island…

Lightning Raider scores 53rd win

VETERAN PACER WINS AGAIN AT BUFFALO The run of veteran ex-Kentuckiana Lodge pacers continued in North America on Sunday when Lightning Raider won at Buffalo Raceway, New York. Lightning Raider, now 14 to Northern Hemisphere Time, won 10 of 53 NZ starts for the Cran Dalgety stable, including the 2010 Group Two Pelorus Trust 4YO…

Orl Black still winning in USA

ORL BLACK, SHINEONUCRAZYDIAMOND, WIN IN USA Orl Black, winner of the 2011 then Group One NZ Welcome Stakes at two for the Cran Dalgety stable, is still winning in North America. Now 11 to North American time, the In The Pocket-Cracker Kate gelding led throughout from the ace barrier in a $19,500 pace at Yonkers,…