Alpha Rock back from brief let-up

ALPHA ROCK BACK FROM AUGUST BREAK Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety gave good class pacer Alpha Rock a let-up in August but has him back and looking to return to the Rangiora workouts in another week. Alpha Rock resumed after a six month layoff in April. He improved with each of three starts at Auckland…

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Dexter stays with Titan Banner for NZ Cup

DEXTER WINS MAURICE HOLMES VASE WITH CUP DRIVE Champion driver Dexter Dunn confirmed Titan Banner will be his $800,000 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup drive after reining him to win at Addington on Friday, September 1. Dexter celebrated his 28th birthday and a return to NZ race-driving after competing in Canada and Australia through…

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Chevron Express improving for Final

CRAN HAPPIER WITH CHEVRON EXPRESS Kentuckiana Lodge mentor Cran Dalgety is happier with Australasian Breeders Crown 3YO Fillies trot contender Chevron Express after working her on Friday morning. “She’s healthy again and trained quite strong this morning,” he said. Chevron Express was off-colour at the start of the week but has bounced back in time…

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Beach stint works for trot mare

DONEGAL BETTORGRETCH REMAINS ON BEACH Donegal Bettorgretch’s beach stint with Regan Todd at Woodend is being extended after she bounced back to winning form at Addington on Thursday, August 24. The former Harness Jewels 3YO Ruby winner was to return to Kentuckiana Lodge after Thursday’s race but trainer Cran Dalgety said he couldn’t immediately undo…

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Dexter finishes 4th in World Champs

NZ HARNESS NEWS AUGUST 19, 2017 KIWIS HIT FORM LATE   Kiwi reinsmen Dexter Dunn and Mark Purdon scored their first wins of the World Drivers Championship in the fifth and final leg of the series at Charlottetown in Canada on Saturday, August 19 (NZ time). The title was narrowly won by Canada’s James MacDonald, 31, who triumphed in his home province of…

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