Kentuckiana Lodge has confirmed that Krug's secured a start in Australasia’s first-ever slot race.
Currently racing in Australia, Krug is the third horse to secure a place in April's "The Race", along with Self Assured (SENZ) and Pembrook Playboy (Dunstan Horse Feeds).With Krug a champion two and three-year-old and now having established himself as an open class star, the opportunity by slot holders Aussie Lads to start in The Race is one trainers Cran and Chrissie Dalgety simply had to take.
“When we were approached we only had one answer for them,” Cran said.
“The $900,000 in stakes will be the biggest purse in New Zealand this season by quite some way.”
“So, we are rapt to be having a crack at it.”
“I’m sure when the final slots are confirmed it will be a star-studded field but we feel we have the right horse in our corner who has got his own share of star power.”
“Krug has proven himself at the elite level and shown he can run sectionals as fast as any other horse in Australasia.”
“So, we won’t be shying away from the challenge, in fact we are very excited by it.”
“Now that everything has been announced we are officially on the countdown....so, we will get to work having him primed and ready to run a big race on the day.”
Before returning to New Zealand to prepare for The Race, Krug will start in free-for-all company at Menangle on Saturday night where he is expected to be incredibly hard to beat.