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Dalgety the ironman

  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018
  • Matt Markham
Cran Dalgety. Photo: Shar Mitchell.

Cran Dalgety. Photo: Shar Mitchell.

He’s made a name for himself training racehorses, but recently Cran Dalgety has had to train himself.

On Friday morning the leading trainer will line up with hundreds of other hopefuls on Kumara Beach to take part in New Zealand’s ultimate multisport challenge - the Coast to Coast.

It will be the third time Dalgety has taken part in the iconic event and he said that the training side of the preparation gave him a better understand of what he puts his racehorses through on a daily basis.

“I think I feel sorry for them, especially if they feel anything like I do after training,” Dalgety laughed.

Dalgety is teaming up with Stephen Bennett to take part in the two-day two-person team challenge, which will see them traverse from one side of the South Island to the other and right through the heart of the Southern Alps in a race which covers 243 kilometres of terrain on bike, foot and kayak.

“I said I’d never do it again, but here I am.”

“I’m looking forward to it though, it’s a great experience.”

Dalgety has a quiet weekend on the horse training front with star three-year-old filly, Bettor Joy his only runner engaged - at the Hororata meeting at Methven on Sunday.