Carter Dalgety, son of Cran and Chrissie, is following in the family footsteps, working when he can at the stables.

A busy young man with studies, and strong interests in racing, rugby and boxing, Carter added racing journalism to his C.V.

Carter, with class mare Bonnie Joan, after winning the $40,000 Southern Mares Classic at Addington on Show Day, 2017. (Race Images photo).

He was offered to provide a weekly column by long-time Auckland bloodstock agent and internet magnate, John Curtin, highlighting the many NZ-bred harness winners in North America for the Harnesslink website.

Carter usually has a horse nick-named after him, with one of his former favourites being Bit Of A Legend, a horse who did exactly that, winning big in NZ, Australia and North America.

It wasn’t a hard decision as he was Carter’s pick at the 2011 NZ Premier Yearling Sales.

He also picked out speedy filly Sezana for a bargain price of $4500 at the 2017 NZ Yearling sale.

The daughter of Shadow Play won twice for the Dalgety stable, including a 1:57.9 mile at Auckland. She was also placed five times in her 16 NZ starts, earning $41,468, before being sold to race in New York.

Carter also continues to follow the now epic North American career of former Kentuckiana Lodge champion reinsman Dexter Dunn in the USA.