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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Big On Personality for USA

Short-term Kentuckiana Lodge resident, Big On Personality, had his last start for the stable at Addington last Friday night. He came to Canterbury for a late play at a Harness Jewels start, but missed the cut for the 3YO Emerald by two spots. The Bettor’s Delight-Personality Plus gelding was purchased in May from the John…

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Bettor Joy drawn five in Final

DEXTER DRIVING IN THREE BIG CANADIAN FINALS Former Kentuckiana Lodge filly Bettor Joy has drawn barrier five in the $C330,000 Roses Are Red Final in Canada on Saturday (Sunday NZ time). Dexter Dunn, her long-time driver when formerly in NZ, will again partner the now Jim King jun-trained mare, as top USA driver Tim Tetrick…

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