Story: Horse and greyhound racing

An American standardbred

An American standardbred

Blackwood Abdallah, whose stud services are advertised here in 1882, was one of the first American standardbred horses brought to New Zealand. These imported horses laid the foundation for New Zealand standardbreds.

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Reference: Timaru Herald, 16 October 1882, 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