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Booklet about Cardigan Bay

Booklet about Cardigan Bay

Harness racehorse Cardigan Bay became by the late 1960s such a national icon that the Dominion and Sunday Times newspapers published this commemorative booklet about 'Cardy', described as 'our million dollar pacer'. Cardigan Bay was the first pacer to earn US$1 million.

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Reference: MT1997.148.13

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Jock Phillips, 'Sport and the nation - Strong men and women, 1945 to 1970', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 31 March 2023)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 Sep 2013