Charlotte Hunter has first win

DEXTER HAS TO SETTLE FOR SECOND TO COUSIN Charlotte Hunter gained her first winning drive at the expense of her illustrious cousin Dexter Dunn at the Timaru Harness Racing Club’s meeting on Sunday, May 2. A daughter of 1978 NZ Cup winning trainer-driver Henderson Hunter, and mother Shelley, a sister of Dexter’s mum Rose, Charlotte…

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Hip Hop Anvil targets Jewels/Crown

HARNESS JEWELS & BREEDERS CROWN THE TARGETS Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety is confident Hip Hop Anvil can step up and prove competitive in the Harness Jewels at Cambridge in June, and the Australasian Breeders Crown at Melton in August. Hip Hop Anvil landed some big bets as the $1.40 favourite in the 1-win Streamline…

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Shane notches Addington double

SHANE WALKINSHAW ADVANCES TO 17 FOR SEASON Kentuckiana Lodge driver Shane Walkinshaw was unlucky when Back In The USSR was a late scratching from the opening race at Addington on Friday, April 30, but made up for it 30 minutes later. Because he had accepted the drive on Back In The USSR in the opener,…

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Breeds’ win Sunshine Coast trip

CSBA PRIZE A HIT FOR ASHBURTON WINNERS The Canterbury Standardbred Breeders’ Association (CSBA) held their inaugural autumn social night at Addington Raceway last Friday night, April 23. CSBA committee were joined by just under 100 members and their guests for an enjoyable evening at the races. The CSBA sponsored Race 9 on the card, the…

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Smiling Shard to ‘sacrifice’ Jewels

HOLIDAY BECKONS BEFORE TARGETING BREEDERS CROWN A slightly disappointing 4th from Smiling Shard in last week’s NSW Derby has forced trainer Cran Dalgety to freshen the star pacer. Cran has confirmed this week that he will “sacrifice” the Harness Jewels at Cambridge in June with Smiling Shard. He is to give the colt four-five weeks…

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For A Reason too good in NSW Derby

SMILING SHARD 4TH; BETTOR’S STRIKE 5TH All honours were with Queensland colt For A Reason as he outstayed the Kiwi pacers in the $A100,000 Christian Cullen NSW Derby at Menangle on Friday, April 23. For A Reason, a son of Art Major from a Fake Left mare, improved three wide outside the leaders _ Courage…

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Losta Armbro delivers at Addington

GOOD RUN FOR STABLE CONTINUES Losta Armbro, the only Kentuckiana Lodge starter at Addington on Friday, April 23, furthered a good strike for stable runners this week, winning at just his 3rd race start. Driver Shane Walkinshaw was happy to get the big Armbro Operative gelding home a head winner for principal owner, also Shane’s…

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Dust bunny runs track record

DUSTIN IN FORBURY TRACK RECORD WIN Dustin Bromac, who ran the second fastest mobile 2700m run at Forbury on April 1, is now the Forbury 2700m stand start track record holder. The distinctive chestnut again showed his liking for the 1000m Forbury Park circuit when he overcame a 30m handicap to win The Moth Handicap…

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Courage To Rule the one to beat

KIWIS READY TO STEP UP IN NSW DERBY FINAL Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety believes fellow Kiwi Courage To Rule may be the hardest for Smiling Shard to beat in the $A100,000 Christian Cullen NSW Derby at Menangle on Friday night, April 23. “From the two hole, Courage To Rule is probably the one to…

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