Dr Susan delivers 1:52.1 mile

DR SUSAN JUSTIFIES HOT FAVOURITISM AT MENANGLE An inspired decision to take in the Group Two $50,000 Garrards Raith Memorial at Menangle paid off for Dr Susan with a 1:52.1 mile on Saturday, January 11. Dr Susan, trained by Cran Dalgety and Nathan Purdon for Cran’s wife Chrissie, was perfectly rated by driver Anthony Butt,…

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Dr Susan on Aussie mission

ANTHONY BUTT TO DRIVE DR SUSAN IN RAITH MEMORIAL Improving Kentuckiana Lodge filly Dr Susan has made a dash to New South Wales this week to contest the $50,000 J L Raith Memorial at Tabcorp Park, Menangle, on Saturday night. Cran Dalgety’s Menangle-based brother-in-law Anthony Butt will drive the Bettor’s Delight-Safedra filly. She is raced…

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Good Auck. end to 2019

GOOD AUCKLAND NEW YEA’RS EVE FOR KENTUCKIANA LODGE The Kentuckiana Lodge team concluded 2019 on a high note at the Auckland premier meeting, advancing to 31 wins with a double to Fabrizio and Krug, and a Group One third for Dr Susan in the $150,000 Alabar Sires Stakes 3YO Fillies Final. Krug, a high-priced $155,000…

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Dance With Stars extends

WELL-BRED FILLY BECOMES 18TH INDIVIDUAL 3YO SEASONAL WINNER FOR STABLE Dance With Stars, who became the 18th individual 3YO winner for the Kentuckiana Lodge stable at Addington on Friday, December 20, is bred to be above average and is expected to strengthen next year. A big daughter of Art Major and four-win mare There’s A…

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Bettathanfast’s Gore Cup

BETTATHNFAST WINS SOUTHERN COUNTRY CUP The stable advanced to 29 wins for the season when Bettathanfast continued his good intermediate-grade form by taking out the $14,800 Mataura Licensing Trust Gore Cup on December 27. The favourite stepped well from the inside of the 10m line for premiership-setting driver Blair Orange, moving out to take cover…

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Dexter’s Meadowlands title

DEXTER WINS FIRST MEADOWLANDS PREMIERSHIP Twelve-million dollar man Dexter Dunn has won his first Meadowlands driver premiership in his break-though North American year. NZ’s greatest harness racing export added four more victories at the final Big M programme of the year on December 21 to finish the year on 47 wins, 10 ahead of nearest…

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Dexter’s Xmas milestone

DEXTER ACHIEVES CHRISTMAS MILESTONE By Jeff Scott Do you want to know a secret? This is something you won’t hear on mainstream NZ media, or promoted by the industry as NZ’s harness racing’s greatest export. Bizarrely, you probably won’t read about this anywhere but here on the Kentuckiana Lodge website, where we continue to chart…

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Partnership moves to 26 wins

FRIDAY DOUBLE MOVES TEAM TO 26 SEASONAL WINS Kentuckiana Lodge trainers, Cran Dalgety and Nathan Purdon, advanced to 26 seasonal wins with a Friday double, at the Auckland and Addington meetings, on Friday, December 13. The partners gained their 14th individual 3YO winner of the season when Fabrizio delivered with a deserving maiden win at…

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Sarah wins 2nd title in 6 months

December 13, 2019 , HRNZ News By Garrick Knight It’s been a whirlwind six months for New Zealand’s most promising junior driver, Sarah O’Reilly. After a thrilling week of competition against the best of her peers from here and in Australia, she was crowned Australasian Junior Driving Champion at Alexandra Park in Auckland on Friday.…

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Sarah leads into final heat

Spoils Shared in AYDC Heats at Manawatu Heats seven to nine of the of the 2019 Hanley Australasian Drivers Championship were held at Manawatu Raceway on Thursday with three first time AYDC winning drivers saluting. Series leader Sarah O’Reilly extended her lead in the series to 11 points, with the final race held at Alexandra…

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