The Silk Road digs deep

THE SILK ROAD MONSTERS RIVALS West Melton trainer Cran Dalgety summed up the Auckland debut win by The Silk Road on Friday, July 15, as “unbeliev-able.” The Silk Road, who only began racing in March, just keeps giving and continues to impress her trainer. This time she was made to work harder than in any…

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JB Maguire to join Menangle set

JB MAGUIRE TO JOIN NSW STABLE Capable pacer JB Maguire has been withdrawn from both the Addington and Rangiora meetings this weekend after being sold to New South Wales interests. The Bettor’s Delight gelding raced 14 times this season for Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety for five wins and four placings, winning $35,996 in stakes…

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Carter’s Rocket wins qualiifier

CARTER’S ROCKET SHOWS PROMISE Promising Elsu 2YO pacer Carter’s Rocket had no problems qualifying at his first attempt at Rangiora on Wednesday, July 6. He backed up his winning workout run in the wet at Addington on June 20, leading up his qualifier at Rangiora and coming clear to score by two lengths in the…

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No siren this time for Mirthful Mac

‘MAC’ RACED BY FRIENDS OF 40 YEARS Friendships are close to the heart of Aylesbury breeder and retired school principal Trevor Beaton, who races last Friday’s Addington maiden winner Mirthful Mac with a former student he taught some 40 years ago. Trev races Mirthful Mac with Ross McKerchar, a Winton stock agent. “I taught at…

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Kristina wins Addington workout

KRISTINA LATE ADDITION IN WORKOUT Last-start Ashburton winner Kristina warmed up for Friday’s Addington meeting with a late inclusion to the Addington workout fields on Monday, June 20. “The track was sloppy at home, so we brought Kristina and Mirthful Mac in as additions,” said trainer Cran Dalgety. “We were about to go in with…

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Dexter finishes with 220

DEXTER FINISHES SEASON ON 220 WINS Despite finishing his domestic season six weeks early, champion driver Dexter Dunn has closed the book on his his final season as a junior driver with an impressive 220 wins. The figure is likely to remain in the history books for some time for most wins in a single…

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Coringa Cory resumes in trial

CORINGA CORY WINS ADDINGTON TRIAL Coringa Cory, freshened after last racing at Cambridge on April 7, stepped up again for winter racing with a win at the Addington trials on Wednesday, June 15. The 3YO Dream Away-Coringa Lillee gelding was given every chance by trials driver Rory McIlwrick, crossing to trail front-running Fiery Achiever. Photo:…

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Orl Black lighter after operation

ORL BLACK GELDED This season’s Group One NZ Welcome Stakes winner Orl Black became two stone lighter on Tuesday, June 14. Trainer Cran Dalgety, and driver Dexter Dunn, were both of the opinion the diminuitive son of In The Pocket would be better served as a racing proposition by being gelding. Despite a strong pedigree…

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Dexter leaving for New York, June 20

DEXTER’S DEPARTURE BROUGHT FORWARD Driving superstar Dexter Dunn is now jetting to New York next Monday. He will end his record-breaking final NZ season as a junior licenceholder after the second day of the Marlborough meeting in Blenheim on Sunday, June 19. Dexter’s departure date for New York has been brought forward by three weeks,…

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Fillies qualify at Motukarara

TWO QUALIFY AT MOTUKARARA The Cran Dalgety stable qualified two fillies _ Emaline Franco (first) and Motu Firefly (second) _ in separate heats, at the Motukarara trials on Wednesday June 9. Emaline Franco, a half-sister to former NZ Cup placegetter Franco Enforce (1:50.6, US) and Elisit Franco, the dam of Jewels 4YO Emerald winner Franco…

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