Bettor Joy 2nd in Final

BETTOR JOY 2ND TO SHARTIN N IN MATCHMAKER FINAL Bettor Joy closed well but was unable to halt the reign of fellow NZ-bred stablemate Shartin N in the $402,600 Blue Chip Matchmaker Final at Yonkers, New York, on Sunday (NZ time). Shartin N (Tintin in America-Bagdarin) became the first consecutive winner of the Matchmaker after…

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Dexter driving Bettor Joy in Final

DEXTER DUNN REUNITING WITH BETTOR JOY IN FINAL Former top NZ driver Dexter Dunn is being reunited with former NZ filly Bettor Joy in the $US402,600 Blue Chip Matchmaker Series Final at Yonkers Raceway, New York, on Sunday (NZ time). Dexter takes the reins again behind Bettor Joy as US co-owner Tim Tetrick is required…

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Bettor Joy raking in the Yonkers dollars

BETTOR JOY WINS THIRD MATCHMAKER HEAT Former Kentuckiana Lodge mare Bettor Joy has banked just over $US85,000 already in 2019 from four wins in six starts for the Jim King jun stable. She won her third consecutive $US40,000 Blue Chip Matchmaker Heat at Yonkers Raceway, New York, on Saturday (NZ time), powering home from three…

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Oz fluro go harness colours shine

BETTATHANFAST WINS FIRST-UP IN AUSSIE GO HARNESS COLOURS Bettathanfast showed a good sense of timing at Addington last Friday, winning first-up in the bright yellow (lime) fluro Australian go harness racing colours of Sydney co-owner, Mick Harvey. The promising Betterthancheddar gelding had placed in two of his three earlier starts in Cran Dalgety’s maroon and…

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Sezana jets off to New York

SPEEDY FILLY SEZANA LEAVES FOR NEW YORK Kentuckiana Lodge filly Sezana is New York-bound in search of regular mile racing at Yonkers. “She’s been sold to a trainer called Ricky Bucci, who likes chestnut coloured Shadow Play fillies,” said trainer Cran Dalgety. “It was a bit of hard one as we wanted to keep her,…

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Bettathanfast delivers

Bettathanfast delivers The only surprising aspect of Bettathanfast’s win in the Peek Exhibition Mobile Pace at Addington on Friday, March 29, was that it took him four starts to salute. Bettathanfast, a 3YO gelded son of the Bettor’s Delight stallion, Betterthancheddar, had the misfortune to come up against subesquent Sires Stakes and Northern Derby winner…

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London Delight sold to Aust.

LONDON DELIGHT LEAVES FOR AUSTRALIA Three-win mare London Delight was sold last week out of the Cran Dalgety stable to Australian interests. London Delight, a four-year-old by top sire Bettor’s Delight and a great grand-daughter of champion mare Armalight (1:55.4), was previously raced by Studholme Bloodstock with Steve and Faye Hodge. She was also twice…

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Cran buys two Bettor’s in Melbourne

CRAN BUYS TWO BY BETTOR’S DELIGHT IN MELBOURNE Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety secured two yearlings from the Australia Pacing Gold Yearling Sale in Melbourne on Sunday, February 3. Cran put in the winning bids for a colt and a filly by champion sire Bettor’s Delight. The filly from Glenferrie Diva (1:58, four wins from…

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