Story: Horse and greyhound racing

Night trotting, Alexandra Park, 1959

Night trotting, Alexandra Park, 1959

Night-time trotting was introduced to New Zealand in 1958, after being successfully tried in Australia and the US. It was well patronised, as this photograph of a 1959 meeting at Alexandra Park in Auckland shows.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand Free Lance Collection (PAColl-0785)
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Mary Mountier, 'Horse and greyhound racing - Harness racing: late 20th-century trends', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

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