Story: Horse and greyhound racing

An early trotting meeting

An early trotting meeting

This advertisement promotes one of the first trotting meetings held in New Zealand, at Whanganui in June 1881 (although the illustration, strangely, shows horses galloping). The race 'for vehicles drawn by two horses' proved to be a passing fad.

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Reference: Wanganui Chronicle, 19 May 1881, p. 4

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Mary Mountier, 'Horse and greyhound racing - Development of harness racing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 August 2022)

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