Bettor Joy dashes home in trial

BETTOR JOY SPRINTS WELL IN MONDAY TRIAL Bettor Joy warmed up for Sunday’s pending four-year-old resumption over 1609m at Ashburton with slick final sections at the Addington trials on Monday. Last season’s winner of the Listed PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 3YO Fillies Final returns on a rating 89 assessment, and is the highest-rated mare…

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Pat’s Delight leads home Ruler in workout

PAT’S DELIGHT LEADS AND WINS RANGIORA WORKOUT Last season Harness Jewels 3YO Emerald champ, Pat’s Delight, continued his warm-up for a Labour weekend resumption at the Rangiora workouts on Wednesday, October 10. Pat’s Delight, and stablemate, former Northern Derby winner Raukapuka Ruler, were having their third hit-outs in as many weeks at Rangiora. They led…

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Dexter wins $90,700 2YO race in US

DEXTER RACKS UP 30th WIN IN FIRST MONTH IN STATES Ten-time NZ premiership winning driver Dexter Dunn brought up his 30th USA win in a month in a stakes race at the Red Mile, Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday (NZ time). Dexter reined favourite Stonebridge Soul, for expatriate Kiwi trainer Chris Ryder, with a front-running win…

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Star pacers resume at Rangiora trials

RAUKAPUKA RULER, BETTOR JOY, PAT’S DELIGHT, MAKE FRESH STARTS The new season stepped up a few gears for the Cran Dalgety stable at the Rangiora trials on Wednesday, September 26, with star pacers, Raukapuka Ruler, Bettor Joy and Pat’s Delight, back in action. Former Northern Derby winner Raukapuka Ruler, now five and first-up since April,…

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Flyin Milly Mac wins trial

FLYIN MILLY MAC ON TRACK FOR SPRING RACING Flyin Milly Mac, freshened after running ninth at Addington on August 23, bounced back with a solid trial win at Rangiora on Wednesday, September 12. The Mach Three mare crossed from the seven gate to settle third in single file for driver Murray Howard, and unwound late…

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Dexter in US double figures

DEXTER RACKS UP 10th & 11th USA WINS Visiting NZ reinsman Dexter Dunn moved his latest USA tally to 10 wins within three weeks with a winning treble last weekend, then moved to 11 after winning the opener at Harrah’s Philadelphia on Monday (NZ time). Dexter was reunited with former Rangiora mare Shebang to win…

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Raukapuka Ruler just outside cut-line

RAUKAPUKA RULER 18th ON INITIAL NZ CUP RANKINGS Former Northern Derby winner Raukapuka Ruler has been ranked 18th in the inital rankings for the $800,000 Christchurch Casino NZ Cup to be run at Addington on November 13. The Cran Dalgety-trained pacer was spelled after racing at Auckland on April 27. The son of Bettor’s Delight…

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