Milestones were conquered as Kentuckiana Lodge enjoyed an outstanding weekend on the track.

First came Carter Dalgety’s 50th win in the sulky as Watermelon Sugar broke a run of bad luck to show his class at Addington.

Then new stable recruit Sweet Coco ran to an impressive victory to bring up Chrissie Dalgety’s 100th training win.

Carter was delighted to hit 50 wins but seeing Watermelon Sugar back to his best form made it even better.

“He is a nice horse, but he just hadn’t had any luck,” the reinsman said.

“He was always going to be very competitive in that race given he’s raced the best two and three-year-olds right the way through.”

“I tried to keep him out of trouble and let him show his class.”

“He won it very nice and he only really cruised up the straight because he had them covered on the turn.”

“I was rapt for the horse and rapt for the owners.”

Watermelon Sugar is raced by North American owners Larry Karr, Ron Burke, Mike Bruscemi & Mark Weaver, Phil Collura and Tracy Hendler. 

Carter lost his junior concession win when bringing up his 50th win in New Zealand.

But that doesn’t bother him in the slightest.

“Winning is a good problem to have because the rest takes care of itself.”

“It was great to do it in our colours and hopefully we can keep kicking a few more goals.”

Chrissie notched her 100th training win in grand style and most appropriately it was Carter that did the driving.

Sweet Coco went two places better than her debut third when winning her first start in the Kentuckiana Lodge colours.

“I was rapt to get the 100 for mum,” Carter said.

“She has been a huge part of Kentuckiana Lodge for many years and it is great now she is getting the recognition she deserves being in the partnership with Dad.”

“We haven’t had this filly long, Mick Boots bought her and she will be off to Sydney soon.”

“Though we would love for her to hang around a bit longer.”

“We got her earlier in the week, Katie Cox did all the work with her and she’s done a super job.”

“It was good to be able to get to know her a little bit before the race.”

“She still has a bit to learn but the ability is there and she has plenty of speed.”

“Mick is going to have a lot of fun with her.”

Kentuckiana Lodge’s double was complimented by Black Pearl’s outstanding third in the Group One Sires Stakes Fillies Championship at Alexandra Park.

The filly hit the line strongly to notch an important black type placing in her first start at the elite level.