Story: Horse and greyhound racing

Report on a race meeting

Report on a race meeting

One of New Zealand's first full-scale race meetings was held at Petone, Wellington, in October 1842. This newspaper report gives the results and observes that Figaro, the only thoroughbred in the race, easily outclassed the other horses.

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Reference: New Zealand Gazette and Wellington Spectator, 22 October 1842, p. 2

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Mary Mountier, 'Horse and greyhound racing - Horse racing: beginnings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 April 2024)

Story by Mary Mountier, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Nov 2015