Woman In Gold earns Auckland trip

WOMAN IN GOLD SECURES AUCKLAND TRIP: IM A GIGOLO UNBEATEN By Stu Bailey Cran Dalgety was rather chuffed to get well-bred filly Woman In Gold into the winner’s circle at Addington last Friday night. After some luckless two-year-old racing and tough tasks from bad draws since resuming at three, the Art Major filly was due…

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Irish eyes smile (updated)

IRISH EYES SMILE FOR DONEGAL MARY FRANCIS By Jeff Scott Irish eyes smiled for Kentuckiana Lodge junior Sarah O’Reilly, and Kaikoura Donegal House breeder-owner, Murray Boyd, at Invercargill on Saturday, September 21, with short-priced favourite, Donegal Mary Francis. The prospect of picking up a penalty-free junior driver win was the catalyst for the long trek…

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Arden Roanoke on ‘Bettor’ path

ARDEN ROANOKE COULD MIRROR DAM’S HALF–BROTHER By Jeff Scott Kentuckiana Lodge spring mover Arden Roanoke is mirroring the hoofprints of his dam’s half-brother of a decade ago, Victoria Cup winner, Bettor’s Strike. While there’s no suggestion he’ll reach the Australasian Grand Circuit level of his close Kentuckiana Lodge relative, If he continues to build in…

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Talkerup still winning in WA

TALKERUP SILL WINNING FOR HOT TUAPEKA LODGE FAMILY By Jeff Scott Talkerup, the former Jim Dalgety-owned and Cran Dalgety-trained filly, who set a NZ 2400m 3YO fillies record at Ashburton on debut four years ago, is still winning in West Australia. The daughter of 2008 NZ Cup winner Changeover (1:53.4, 23 wins from 51 starts…

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Cardinal Sin extends family success

Smart win from debut pacer for Kentuckiana Lodge Cardinal Sin was as impressive as any maiden has been so far this season in winning at Addington on debut, and one Cran and Nathan hold in high regard. The Bettor’s Delight son of former smart pacing filly Opulent (18 wins, 24 placings) showed some class in…

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Chevron flies like those fast cars

Major owner and Christchurch car dealer Graham Beirne would be the first to dig Cran in the ribs and tell him he’s paid good money for the odd slow horse over the years. But he couldn’t complain about 2017 acquisition Chevron Flies, bought out of the Auckland Autumn Weanling Sale by Cran Dalgety on spec…

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