Story: Horse and greyhound racing

Early horse breeding industry

Early horse breeding industry

The stallion Riddlesworth, one of the first thoroughbreds to be imported to New Zealand, helped lift the quality of local horse stock. His stud services cost 10 guineas per mare when he arrived in 1843, but by the time this advertisement appeared in 1847, the price was down to seven guineas.

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Reference: New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Strait Guardian, 6 January 1847, p. 1

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Mary Mountier, 'Horse and greyhound racing - Horse racing: beginnings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/38936/early-horse-breeding-industry (accessed 26 March 2019)

Story by Mary Mountier, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 4 Nov 2015