Day At The Track

Down Under winners with Carter Dalgety

11:45 PM 12 Aug 2019 NZST
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Carter Dalgety
Carter Dalgety

Harness racing Kiwi duo too classy.

New Zealand born, and now American based trainer Chris Ryder teamed up with fellow kiwi reins men Dexter Dunn to win the $400,000 Carl Milstein Memorial, with top three-year-old pacer Bettors Wish.

Dunn simply outdrove the rest of the field. The pair found the front end from the three post early and ran a first half in a pedestrian 57 seconds, something unheard of in the open pacing ranks. From there Dunn knew, “If he got beat from there it would have to have been an off night”, so control was taken from that point as they blistered the last half in 53.3 to complete the mile in 1:50.3 on the half-mile track and win by 3 ½ lengths. With that victory, the 3yo son of Bettors Delight took his earnings to $1,096,600, joining the million dollar club and it was his 11th win of his career.

It was also trainer Chris Ryder's 40th win of the season and notched his stake earnings to over the $1.7 million mark.

Dunn continues to make a huge impact in the North American scene. Dexter has won 261 races this season and over $5.9 million in prize money to date.

Top Down Under trotter Speeding Spur N bagged his first North American win impressively today Sunday the 11th of August. The 8yo son of Pegasus Spur was seen flying home to win the $148,000 Crawford Farms Open Trot at Tioga Downs, in a track record time for trotters of 1:52.4. The successful driver, Brian Sears commented after the victory, “He’s a classy horse, he knows what it’s all about” as he was extremely impressed with the Woodlands Stud owned trotter.

Now trained by Linda Toscano, he promises plenty more to come in his North American career as he looks to expand his top quality reputation for a future breeding career.

Previously prepared in New Zealand by John and Joshua Dickie, Speeding Spur was the winner of over $1.1 million including nine Group 1 victories across New Zealand and Australia.

Sunday 4th August

Harrah’s Philadelphia PA

Torrid Bromac N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $7,000

Statement Made A – Time: 1:50.4, Stake: $14,500

Piccard A – Time: 1:50.4, Stake: $11,000

Our Positano N – Time: 1:53.2, Stake: $7,000


Tioga Downs NY

Hugh Hefner N – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $6,000


Monday 5th August

Monticello Raceway NY

Kamwood Laughter N – Time: 1:55.4, Stake: $5,500


Plainridge Park MA

Buckeye N – Time: 1:52.0, Stake: $7,200

Rock Diamonds N – Time: 1:50.0, Stake: $14,000


Yonkers Raceway NY

Glengarry Knight N – Time: 1:56.0, Stake, $16,000


Tuesday 6th August

Monticello Raceway NY

Power Dreaming N – Time: 1:56.2, Stake: $5,500

Kenrick N – Time: 1:54.3, Stake: $5,900


Yonkers Raceway NY

Abraxas Blues N – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $18,500


Thursday 8th August

Monticello Raceway NY

Lettucerocku A – Time: 1:57.3, Stake:$3,000


Yonkers Raceway NY

Brookies Prince N – Time: 1:53.1, Stake: $14,500

Bronze Over N – Time: 1:53.4, Stake: $18,500


Friday 9th August

Harrah’s Hoosier Park IN

Backup A – Time: 1:51.1, Stake: $17,050

Gold Class N – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $19,750


Harrah’s Philadelphia PA

Queen Lostris N – Time 1:52.1, Stake: $12,500


Saratoga Harness NY

Misty Memory N – Time: 1:54.2, Stake: $7,250

Jive Dancing A – Time: 1:55.3, Stake: $7,250


Yonkers Raceway NY

Simply Sunsational N – Time: 1:53.2, Stake: $22,250

Kept Under Wraps A – Time: 1:54.0, Stake: $18,500

Miss You N – Time: 1:51.4, Stake: $30,000


Saturday 10th August

Batavia Downs NY

Kiwi Tintin N – Time: 1:55.0, Stake: $9,000

Lightning Raider N – Time: 1:57.3, Stake: $4,900


The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono PA

Bravo Tex N – Time: 1:51.2, Stake: $12,500

Torrid Bromac N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $14,000


Yonkers Raceway NY

Military Master A – Time: 1:52.3, Stake: $24,000

Mickey Gee N – Time: 1:51.3, Stake: $30,000


Sunday 11th August

Harrah’s Philadelphia PA

Mister Ohanzee A – Time: 1:51.0, Stake: $12,500

Our Max Phactor N – Time: 1:49.4, Stake: $30,000

Bright Diamond N – Time: 1:49.4, Stake: $11,000


Ocean Downs

Get Outta Eyre N – Time: 1:56.4, Stake: $3,500


Tioga Downs NY

Ascot Encounter A – Time:1:53.0, Stake: $6,000

Speeding Spur N – Time: 1:52.4, Stake: $148,000

Kotare Yael N – Time: 1:52.1, Stake: $9,000


Carter Dalgety

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