Arden Roanake & Arden’s Sweetheart qualify

RANGIORA QUALIFIERS Arden Roanoke (3g Art Major-Rocknroll Arden) a six-figure yearling purchase, set up a strong qualifying time when second to Valiant Charger at the Rangiora trials on Wednesday, January 30. Driven by the Arden Lodge-sponsored junior driver Nathan Purdon, Arden Roanake rolled to the front and kept the pace strong over the final lap,…

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Bettor Joy making US debut

BETTOR JOY WINS USA QUALIFIER, STARTS THIS WEEK Former Kentuckiana Lodge mare Bettor Joy won her Dover Downs, Delaware, qualifier last week in 1:57.4 for the mile. The Bettor’s Delight-Joyfulbelle mare settled back from a wide gate for top driver Tim Tetrick, but improved to take control turning for home. She won by two and…

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Donegal Mary Francis wins workout

STABLEMATES FINISH VIRTUALLY ON TERMS IN WORKOUT The Cran Dalgety-trained mares, Donegal Mary Francis and London Delight, warmed up for summer racing when finishing virtually on terms at the end of the open mobile pace at the Rangiora workouts on Wednesday. Both four-year-olds, they were put aside after last racing in July and August respectively.…

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Maiden fillies win fast trials

MAIDEN FILLIES SIZZLE AT ASHBURTON TRIALS Kentuckiana Lodge three-year-old fillies, Tara Bromac and Flame Lady, produced sizzling maiden runs in hot nor-west conditions at the Ashburton trials on Tuesday, January 22. Tara Bromac, a daughter of champion sire Bettor’s Delight and the first foal of former NZ Oaks and Harness Jewels 2YO Diamond place-getter Te…

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Dexter a USA centurion

DEXTER DUNN TOPS 100 WINS IN USA Former top NZ reinsman Dexter Dunn has exceeded 100 wins in North America, since relocating there in late August. Dexter’s latest winning double for expatriate Kiwi trainers, Kelvin Harrison (Spicebomb) and Rough Odds (Chris Ryder) at the Meadowlands on January 19 advanced him further though the milestone. The…

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Pat close-up third in Melton trial

PAT’S DELIGHT THIRD IN TRIAL, DRAWN FOUR AT SHEPPARTON Im Pats Delight warmed up for Saturday night’s $60,000 Shepparton Gold Cup with an improver’s third at the Melton trials on Tuesday, January 8. The Cran Dalgety-trained pacer was untroubled to lead from the two gate in the trial for Gavin Lang. However, the Mark Purdon…

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Pat’s Delight resuming in Melbourne

PAT’S DELIGHT KICKS OFF SUMMER SEASON Stable star Pat’s Delight heads to the trials in Victoria on Tuesday as his four-year-old summer season kicks into action. “He stayed over here after the Inter Dominion Final and had eight days off,” said trainer Cran Dalgety. “He’s in good shape. He’ll need a little sharpener at the…

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Peter Jensen new HRNZ Chief Executive

HARNESS RACING NEW ZEALAND APPOINTS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE Harness Racing New Zealand (HRNZ) is delighted to confirm today that it has appointed Peter Jensen as Chief Executive. Mr Jensen comes to HRNZ with a wealth of senior level leadership experience. They include Chief Executive roles at Spanbild Holdings Ltd, a large Christchurch-based construction company with…

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