NZ TAB opens early Cup market

CHRISTEN ME BEGINS CUP BUILD-UP Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety admits he’s pumped about the well-being and return to training of Hunter Cup hero Christen Me. “He’s had six training runs and its quite exciting. He looks like he could go to the trials next week,” he said. “He’s so well and enthusiastic. He looks…

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Fifth Edition posts track record at Nelson

FIFTH EDITION RUNS RECORD IN NELSON WINTER CUP Fifth Edition, who lowered Piper Heidsieck’s Richmond Park 3000m track record in the C3 and faster $12,259 Nelson Pine Industries Nelson Winter Cup on Sunday, June 8, will try and add the Marlborough Winter Cup to his C.v. on Sunday week. The consistent 4YO Mach Three gelding…

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Katy Perry on mend, Breeders Crown possible ?

KATY PERRY RECUPERATING WTIH LIGHT BEACH REGIME Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety hasn’t ruled out a Australasian Breeders Crown mission for Katy Perry in August, despite the speedy filly ruling herself out of last week’s Harness Jewels. “Time’s on our side for the Breeders Crown but we’ll just see how she is,” he said. “I’ve…

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For The Ladies loving front-end racing

FOR THE LADIES SCORES REPEAT SUNDAY INTERMEDIATE GRADE WIN Hot favourite For The Ladies was too dynamic for her rivals for the second Sunday running in the C2-5 Norjo’s Motorcyles & Jemmett’s Powertoo Service Handicap Pace at the Banks Peninsula meeting at Addington on Sunday, May 25. The 4YO Jereme’s Jet mare made a fast…

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Katy Perry produces ‘firework’ in Sales Pace

KATY PERRY CHASES BACK-TO-BACK RICHES Trainer Cran Dalgety has a good chance at back-to-back age group features with inexpensive yearling buy Katy Perry in the $150,000 RA & JV Yarndley 2YO Diamond at Cambridge next Saturday. Katy Perry, a $17,500 Australasian Classic Yearling Sale buy, landed the $82,814 winning PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales 2YO Fillies…

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Action packed Sires Final

ART UNION LUCKLESS RUNNERUP; FILLIES WIN SUPPORT RACES Promising Kentuckiana Lodge juvenile Art Union was cleared of any culpability into an incident 30m from the finish when holding second place in the $156,400 Garrards Sires Stakes Final at Addington on Friday, May 16. Art Union, held up three back on the markers, squeezed into a…

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Art Union trials well for Sires Final

ART UNION RUNS SMART SECTIONALS IN TRIAL Kentuckiana Lodge juvenile Art Union warmed up for Friday night’s Garrard’s Sires Stakes Final when he cruised over his last 800m in 56.1s at the Addington trials on Monday, May 12. The Art Major-Sparks A Flyin colt had an easy run over the first lap, rating 2:03.1 for…

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Delightful Lana shatters NZ record

DELIGHTFUL LANA SETS RECORD AND MAKES LATE JEWELS BID Progressive 2YO filly Delightful Lana shaved nearly six seconds off the NZ mobile 2600m record for 2YO fillies and entered Harness Jewels consideration after winning at Timaru on Sunday, May 11. While not commonplace in the past for juvenile fillies to test themselves over the mobile…

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Regulus delivers in four horse race

REGULUS DELIVERS IN FOUR-HORSE PREMIER RACE Harness Jewels 3YO Emerald contender Regulus thought he was in a four-horse trial on premier day at Addington last Saturday, May 10. Top driver Dexter Dunn said the hot $1.30 favourite raced that way, but he was still good enough to hold Southland Oaks winner Royal Counsel by three-quarters…

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Onlyforyou picks up belated $53k

ONLYFORYOU PROMOTED 2012 HARNESS JEWELS DIAMOND WINNER Kentuckiana Lodge 2YO fillies Bettor Think Twice (fifth) and Katy Perry in the (ninth) were luckless in the Magness Benrow Sires Stakes 2YO Fillies Final at Auckland last Friday night, May 10, but the stable still had a good payday. Even without racing consistent mare Onlyforyou picked up…

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