‘Legend’ back on top . . . briefly

SUPERIOR GATE SPEED WINS NORTHERN STAKES FOR ‘LEGEND’ Bit Of A Legend again showed he’s the perfect package by winning the $23,950 Auckland Co-op Taxi Northern 3YO Stakes at the start on Auckland on Friday, December 7. The diminuitive Bettor’s Delight colt cruised past the $400,000 in stakes barrier _ showing superior gate speed to…

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Dexter _ NZ’s fastest reinsman

DEXTER BRINGS UP 1000 NZ WINS Leading trainer Cran Dalgety had to settle for placings at Addington on Friday, November 30, 2012, but got a kick out of watching protege Dexter Dunn become NZ’s fastest and youngest harness racing driver to notch 1000 wins in his homeland. The feat was inevitable given his meteoric rise…

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Stable racks up 40th win of season

MACINTOSH BRED TO WIN RACES Macintosh, successful second-up at Forbury Park on Thursday, November 22, became the 40th winner this season for training premiership front-runner, Cran Dalgety. The 3YO Mach Three gelding, raced by co-breeders, Mary-Anne and Bernard Marlow, stepped up on his first-up sixth at Ashburton during Cup week. Unhurried out of the gate…

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Show day image review

SHOW DAY ADDINGTON IMAGES   Front-running Gold Ace runs clear in the $147,500 Woodlands NZ Free For-All from inside finisher Pure Power, Terror To Love (parked) and Victorian visitor Carribean Blaster, tracking the winner. Gold Ace paced the 1609m in the cool easterly conditions in 1:52.6, a new Addington track mark and 0.5 of a…

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Neighbours win third race in month

OPTIMO DENARIO TAKES HOME MEMORIAL CUP Michael and Helena Hanning, neighbours of Kentuckiana Lodge principals, Cran and Chrissie Dalgety, were recipients of the Len Bell Memorial Cup after promising filly Optimo Denario won at Ashburton on Thursday, November 15. The late Mr Bell’s sons, Chis and Paul, presented the cup to the Hannings’, and co-owner…

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Angus Bromac by obscure sire

ANGUS BROMAC BRED TO WIN RACES Angus Bromac, who delivered as a hot $1.60 favourite with a strong winning finish on debut at Ashburton on Thursday, is by virtually unknown Matts Scooter sire Royal Mattjesty, who stood one season here, serving just 20 mares. “Royal Mattjesty was a very, very, good horse but never had…

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More NZ Cup day images

NZ CUP DAY COLOUR IMAGE PAGE Photo: Chrissie Dalgety (left), and friends, at the Kentuckiana Lodge table, NZ Cup day 2012. Photo: Trainer Cran Dalgety, and daughter Laura (2nd from left), join the Christen Me team for a post-race photo. Christen Me stretched his win sequence to eight for owners, Vicki Purdon (left) and Charlie…

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Ricky May equals NZ Cup record

RICKY MAY GETS FAVOURITE HOME FOR SIXTH CUP WIN The late Cecil Devine was incredibly proud of his achievement _ a record six New Zealand Cup training and driving wins _ stating in his twilight years that his record wouldn’t be beaten. After modern day Cup hero Ricky May equalled his driving record with Terror…

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