Donegal Bettorgretch for Hambletonian Classic

DONEGAL BETTORGRETCH WINS OFF UNRULY; BACK IN DRAW FOR HAMBO The only draw Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety doesn’t really want for Donegal Bettorgretch in next Saturday’s $25,000 Neumanns Bandag Hambletonian Classic (1609m) at Ashburton is the ace gate. “Normally we’d love to get the one hole,” said Cran. “We went with going off the…

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Talkerup to target Nevele R Heats

TALKERUP FOR UPCOMING NEVELE R SERIES West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety is keen to target upcoming Nevele R Fillies Heats for emerging star Talkerup. However, Talkerup won’t be at Blenheim next weekend as the Marlborough Club, who formerly ran a heat, don’t have one any more. The opening Nevele R Heat is now at Ashburton…

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Linton Shard could target south futurity

LINTON SHARD NOMINATED FOR SOUTHERN FUTURITY Linton Shard became one of two of the first race-winners eligible for a guaranteed $18,000 Northern Southland Autumn Futurity after scoring his Rangiora grass maiden win on Sunday, December 20. The southern futurity is an initiative of the Northern Southland club for enrolled maidens as of last Friday, December…

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Texican having big year in USA

TEXICAN TAKES SEVEN-YEAR-OLD EARNINGS PAST $US210,000 Former Group One-winning Kentuckiana Lodge pacer Texican was a winner for the seventh time this year in North America, taking his yearling earnings past $US210,000, last Saturday to US time. Texican, who notched his big NZ win in the 2011 NRM Sires Stakes 3YO Final at Addington, led throughout…

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