NZ Premier Yearling Sales details, 2017

NZ PREMIER YEARLING SALES DETAILS, 2017 Sales details from the NZ Premier Yearling Sales in Christchurch on February 21 and 22, 2017: 151 A/c Spreydon Lodge Ltd, Christchurch: Jojo Franco (B f Majestic Son-Jacanti Franco), Murray Campbell, $19,000. 152 A/c G A Iggo, Christchurch: Tafari (Br c Shadow Play-Jacaranda), withdrawn. 153 A/c M J McGuire, Rakaia:…

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Ruler sent to unruly but delivers again

RUAKAPUKA RULER REIGNS SUPREME AGAIN AT ADDINGTON Raukapuka Ruler, despite getting a little steamed up before the start and being sent to the unruly at Addington on Friday, February 17, gave his supporters no cause for concern when the tapes were released in the $20,000 C2 Fahey Fence Hire Pace. The dominating $2.20 favourite just…

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Fast Ashburton wins good stepping stones

FAST ASHBURTON WINS ENCOURAGING SIGNS FOR UPCOMING AGE GROUP FEATURES  Kentuckiana Lodge stablemates, Bonnie Joan and Chevron Express, both took significant steps toward feature age group racing over the next few months when successful at Ashburton on Saturday, February 4. Bonnie Joan made the most of her opportunity in the opening Nevele R Fillies Heat,…

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Ruler’s win pleasing for embattled trainer

RAUKAPUKA RULER CONTINUES TO SHARPEN Raukapula Ruler’s emphatic Addington win on Friday, January 27, was especially pleasing for embattled Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety. Cran, who will defend himself against the Racing Integrity Unit over cobalt-related supplement feed issues found in positive swabs late last year, was confident Raukapuka Ruler could make a statement with…

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Chevron Express adds to big-winning family

NELSON WINNER CHEVRON EXPRESS ADDS TO BIG-WINNING FAMILY Diminuitive trot filly Chevron Express was rewarded with her elusive maiden win on the second day of the Nelson Harness Racing Club’s summer meeting on Sunday, January 15. Chevron Express (3f Muscle Mass-Kathy Galleon), made amends after pacing away on the first day, having to go into…

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Baileys Rock paces NZ record

BAILEYS ROCK SETS NZ 3YO RECORD AT ASHBURTON ON BOXING DAY The progressive Jim and Susan Wakefield-owned 3YO Baileys Rock lowered a long-standing NZ record for the 2400m from a stand start at Ashburton on Boxing Day for driver Nathan Purdon. Baileys Rock, a black gelding by champion sire Bettor’s Delight in the West Melton…

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Raukapuka Ruler owners in for the long ride

RUAKAPUKA RULER DELIVERS FOR EARLY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS Raukapuka Ruler, again was well above average delivering for his army of supporters at Addington on Friday, December 23, sparked early Christmas celebrations for his owners, the Colt 45 Syndicate. The syndicate have enjoyed a great pre-Christmas ride with the promising Bettor’s Delight colt. Although they would love…

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