Homecoming Queen gets Cup win

AMANDA GRIEVE GETS NZ CUP PHOTO By Jeff Scott Former Kenuckiana Lodge foreperson Amanda Grieve fulfilled a dream on Tuesday, prepping until two weeks ago Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup winner, Cruz Bromac, and being there for a cup-winning photo. Cruz” won the race on Amanda’s Victoria preparation, which included a top third second-up in…

Pink Flamingo eyes Ashvegas

PINK FLAMINGO RUN FOR ASHBURTON By Jeff Scott Pink Flamingo Run, an impressive Kaikoura winner in a 1:58.1 rate (1900m) to beat several race-winners for the Cran Dalgety and Nathan Purdon stable on November 3, could chase back-to-back wins at Ashburton on Thursday. Given a good trip three back on the markers at Kaikoura from…

Gemma Mac adds to record

HONEST FILLY CHASES ALABAR SIRES STAKES FILLIES START By Jeff Scott Honest Kentuckiana Lodge filly Gemma Mac made the most of a drop-down to the rating 48-55 grade to win at Rangiora on Friday, November 8, as she works towards qualifying for the Alabar Sires Stakes 3YO Fillies Final at Auckland on New Year’s Eve.…

Bettor’s Fire strong in USA racing

EVERGREEN BETTOR’S FIRE _ A MONEY MAKING MACHINE By Jeff Scott Remarkable 11-year-old former Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Bettor’s Fire is loving the front end on mile dashes in North America. He racked up his 10th win in 26 starts for the year State-side on Friday (NZ time), taking his yearly earnings over $US171,000. Bettor’s Fire…

Krug confirms Auckland mission

PROMISING JUVENILE CONFIRMS AUCKLAND YOUNG GUNS TRIP High-priced yearling Krug confirmed a trip to Auckland next month for the Young Guns series with a good front-running win in the 2YO cols and geldings mobile pace at the Addington pre-NZ Cup trials on Wednesday, November 6. A colt by champion sire Bettor’s Delgiht from former speedy…

Bonnie Joan delivers colt foal

BONNIE JOAN FOALS ‘BETTOR’S’ COLT FIRST-UP By Jeff Scott West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety is bubbling with excitement for a chance to develop the first foal from Kentuckiana Lodge two-time NZ record holder Bonnie Joan. Bonnie Joan (1:52.8), a winner of $201,464 from 10 wins in 28 starts for the Tuapeka Lodge triumviarate of Julie…

Dexter chasing down $10 million USA dream

DEXTER WINS FIVE US BREEDERS CROWN ELIMINATIONS, FINALS NEXT SUNDAY By Jeff Scott Kiwi superstar Dexter Dunn could potentially become a $US10 million man for the year in North America, as early as next Sunday (NZ time). Dunn continued to wow the North American scene by bagging five $US32,500 Breeders Crown eliminations, and a support…