Katy Perry . . . a great ‘spec’ buy

KATY PERRY CHASES SIRES STAKES FILLIES CHAMPIONSHIP Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety has struck another bargain “spec” filly buy from the yearling sales in the form of equine pacing filly Katy Perry. Cran struck gold a few seasons back when he selected subsequent 2012 $156,400 NZ Sires’ Stakes 2YO Fillies Championship winner Onlyforyou for $30,000…

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Locharburn deserved Derby winner

LOCHARBURN REWARDED IN NZ DERBY From the time he won his Rangiora racetrack debut as a late two-year-old, Locharburn had potential Derby winner written all over him. Eight months on, the powerfully developed Christian Cullen colt called on all his stamina reserves to deliver in the 2014 $175,000 Muscara Standardbreds New Zealand Derby at Addington…

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Stable enjoys successful week

KENTUCKIANA LODGE TEAM FIRES UP After a quiet start to the year on the domestic scene by their usual high standards, the Kentuckiana Lodge team was back on song with nine wins in the space of seven days last week. The run began with wins by Speights Girl (1:57.4 mile) and Major Bubbles at Rangiora…

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Locharburn pipped in Vero

LOCHARBURN PIPPED ON POST IN VERO STAKES Locharburn, who was beaten a pencil line by late closer Isaiah in the $40,000 Vero Flying Stakes Mobile Pace at Addington on April 4, should be suited by the longer trip in next Friday’s mobile 2600m $175,000 Muscara Standardbreds NZ Derby. The Christian Cullen colt did everything but…

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Trent Lethaby gains first trial wins

NEWCOMER TRENT LETHABY IN FORM AT TRIALS New Kentuciana Lodge trials driver Trent Lethaby notched his trial wins, with back-to-back winning efforts, at Rangiora on Tuesday, March 25. Trent, a son of former Canterbury reinsman Brett Hampton (latterly based in North America) and Sarah Lethaby (sister of West Melton trainers, Jason and Scott), gained a…

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Christen Me is Grand Circuit champion

CHRISTEN ME HAS UNASSAILABLE GRAND CIRCUIT LEAD Last month’s Group One $A400,000 Hunter Cup winner Christen Me has been confirmed as this season’s Australasian Grand Circuit pacing champ even before Friday’s Trillian Trust Auckland Cup. The top Kentuckiana Lodge pacer has accumulated an unassailable lead ahead of those contesting the Auckland Cup, the final Grand…

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Flying Isa trots 1:53.2 at Menangle

FLYING ISA AUSTRALASIAN TROT MILE RECORD HOLDER NZ-owned squaregaiter Flying Isa is the new Australasian mile trot record holder after a blazing front-running romp in 1:53.2 at Tabcorp Park, Menangle, on Tuesday, March 4. Flying Isa, now with the Belinda McCarthy stable, missed a start in last Sunday’s $A200,000 Glenferrie Farm Challenge as Keystone Del…

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Supriya first winner for sire

CHANGEOVER OFF MARK AS SIRE Supriya, a first crop daughter of 2009 New Zealand Pacer of the Year Changeover (1:53.4), became her sire’s first winner with an easy 5 1/2 lengths win in the 2YO Fillies Pace at Winton on Tuesday, February 25. Changeover, who stands at Nevele R Stud, had previously had seven individual…

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