It was day one at school again today for Carter Dalgety, a persistently horse-mad son of Cran and Chrissie Dalgety who was always destined to become part of the racing furniture.
With proud grandmother Jennifer Butt watching on, Carter had his first workout drives at the Rangiora Racecourse today (Wednesday) and was buzzing as he looks forward to gaining a full juniors licence next season.
Carter had a couple of drives and looked cool in the cart.
“I’ll need to have 25 trial drives to get the licence and that will take a while,” said Carter.
“This is my first day and I’m loving it.”
Carter has time on his side, he won’t be licenced until next season and in the meantime he will seek the registered number of trial drives to make it official.
“Half the year (season) is already gone; it won’t take too long,” added Jennifer.
Cran trialled a number of horses at Rangiora today among them the talented Dance With Stars who was very tidy in third place in her 2000m heat, while Arden Roanoke, a multiple winner for the stable this season was at it again today, rattling out a 57.6 and 27.4 half and quarter to win an open mobile, stablemate Bettathanfast home in third and close by.