Stable quinella hectic race

FIRST-UP EFFORTS A TEST BUT THEY DELIVERED Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is hopeful a fast 3:11.6 clocking by Living Proof to run down stablemate About Ambition at Addington on Friday night won’t knock the pair. Both were first-up after layoffs and the quick 1:58.5 mile rate in the 3-win grade was the result of…

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Kiwi Ingenuity’s splashing win

KIWI INGENUITY WAS $2.80, NOW $4 FAVOURITE Kiwi Ingenuity remains the $4 favourite for the $1 million NZ Cup after a splashing/smashing display in the worst of the conditions at Ashburton on Monday October 26. TAB bookies reacted to the ease of the win, firming her to $2.80 on Monday night in the Christchurch Casino…

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Yahoo Karloo’s Flying Stakes

PLENTY OF IMPROVEMENT SAYS DRIVER Astute New South Wales reinsman Greg Bennett declared there is plenty of improvement to come from Monday’s $75,000 RX Plastics Ashburton Flying Stakes winner Karloo Mick. “There is a lot of improvement left in him,” Bennett emphasised after the October 26 victory. Karloo Mick, otherwise known as the “Dubbo Destroyer”,…

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Dustin upstages favourite

DUSTIN’S WIN EARNS CUP DAY START Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety was rapt for his owners after Dustin Bromac put two luckless starts behind him at Addington on Friday, October 23. “Tonight’s win was unexpected. I thought Motu Crusader would have been too good for us,” Cran said. “That win will get him a start…

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Karloo Mick runs 3:16.1 (2600m)

LEW SLIGHTLY DISAPPOINTED WITH TIME New South Wales trainer Barry Lew was slightly disappointed Karloo Mick didn’t run quicker than 3:16.1 for the 2600m (stand) to win at the Addington Karloo Mick holds out B Grudge and Bondy at the end of his first NZ appearance at the Addington trials today. trials on Wednesday (October 21). “The…

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Ingenuity cuts loose

KIWI INGENUITY NZ CUP FAVOURITE   NZ Cup-bound mare Kiwi Ingenuity sounded a big warning to her rivals with a brilliant Ashburton workout victory on Tuesday October 20. Kiwi Ingenuity’s workout win in three stages. Lap Out: Kiwi Ingenuity is taken on for the lead by Changeover, followed by Luckisaladytonight (trail), Time To Fly and Corka…

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Smart Rangiora workout runs

BAND ON THE RUN HAS WINGS Band On The Run looked to be having fun as he cruised past stablemate About Ambition along the sprint lane at the Rangiora workouts on Saturday October 17. BAND ON THE RUN The promising Christian Cullen gelding was backing up well from a big first-up effort at trials on the…

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Bettor’s Strike runs NZ record

BETTOR’S STRIKE SMASHES NZ RECORD Christchurch owners Jim and Susan Wakefield were quick to praise trainer Cran Dalgety after Bettor’s Strike dented reputations and smashed the NZ record for 2600m (stand) at Addington on Friday October 16. “Cran deserves the credit as Bettor’s Strike is not an easy horse to train,” Jim Wakefield said. “He’s…

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Bubba wins for Elvis fans

BUBBA HO TEP  RESPONDS TO POSITIVE DRIVE Elvis Presley would have have said  “thank you . . very much” and so did the equine link to the late King of Rock at Addington Raceway on Friday October 16. Bubba Ho Tep, named after the comedy film portraying Elvis Presley as fictionally living on as a resident in a…

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