Two confirmed for Auckland carnival

BONNIE JOAN AND BETTOR JOY FOR AUCKLAND Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has confirmed speedy mare Bonnie Joan, and last season’s Auckland Group race winning filly, Bettor Joy, for the Auckland premier carnival in December. Both Bonnie Joan and Bettor Joy performed up to expectations at the Rangiora trials on Wednesday. Bettor Joy, driven by…

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Pat’s Delight sixth in Sires Stakes Final

PAT’S DELIGHT UNABLE TO MATCH PEG RUNNERS Pat’s Delight, the Kentuckiana Lodge hope for the $170,000 NRM Sires Stakes Final at Addington on Tuesday, was given every chance by Dexter Dunn, finishing sixth-equal, but the effort deserved slightly better. Dexter, with a one out trail early, anticipated getting shuffled as the three wide train loomed…

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Chevron Express retired at four

CHEVRON EXPRESS RETIRED, BEING BRED WITH LOVE YOU Chevron Express, last season’s New Zealand Three-Year-Old Trotting Filly of the Year, has become a broodmare at four. The daughter of Muscle Mass and Kathy Galleon remained in Victoria for a couple of starts after running third in the Gr. 1 Australasian Breeders Crown 3YO Fillies Trot…

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Anthony Butt back for Cup Day

ANTHONY BUTT RETURNING FOR CUP DAY Three-time New Zealand Cup-winning driver Anthony Butt is returning from Australia for New Zealand Cup Day at Addington on Tuesday. Anthony Butt, who has had 30 New Zealand Cups since 1985 and has won 1609 NZ races, is in his fourth season since relocating to Victoria. He has surpassed…

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Cran happy after Cup trials

CRAN HAPPY WITH TEAM AFTER CUP TRIALS Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety was happy with his runners after the Addington Cup trials on Wednesday, which included a good final trial by NRM Sires Stakes contender, Pat’s Delight. The Bettor’s Delight colt settled fourth and closed well wide with earplugs intact in the rating 77 and…

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Bonnie Joan good but second best again

BONNIE JOAN RUNS CLOSE SECOND Smart Kentuckiana Lodge mare Bonnie Joan was narrowly beaten into second place for the second time in as many four-year-old starts at Addington on Friday night, but will be looking to turn the tables on Addington victor American Tart in the $40,000 mares race at Addington on Friday week. “We…

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Raukapuka Ruler to race next month

RAUKAPUKA RULER TO RETURN IN DECEMBER Raukapuka Ruler, last season’s Group One-winning Northern Derby winner for trainer Cran Dalgety, is progressing well in a new campaign. The son of Bettor’s Delight and smart racemare Miss Elsie was given a good spell at the end of a competitive three-year-old season. “He’s coming up good and he’ll…

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Stablemates too slick at Kaikoura

STABLEMATES SCORE TRACK RECORD WINS AT KAIKOURA Kentuckiana Lodge 3YO stablemates, Pat’s Delight and Times Stride, confirmed their expected summer progression with slick 1900m wins at Kaikoura on Monday, October 30. West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety said he wouldn’t normally have started NRM Sires Stakes contender Pat’s Delight at Kaikoura, but with an extra week’s…

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