Story: Horse and greyhound racing

Three-day racing carnival

Auckland Racing Club was one of the major metropolitan clubs that organised meetings over several days. These images from the three-day winter racing carnival held in June 1935 give an idea of how well attended and fashionable such events were. Dressing up for the races is an old tradition that still applies for big race days – one of the few occasions in modern life when women still wear hats.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
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Mary Mountier, 'Horse and greyhound racing - Growth from the 1880s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

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