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The decision to begin race meetings in Palmerston North was made at a meeting of sportsmen in October 1880. D H McArthur was to be President. The first race couse was situated at the end of Park Road and met there from July 1883 until 1903 when the Awapuni Race course was brought into commission (due to erosion at the previous site). A branch railway was laid in 1905 to carry patrons from Palmerston North to the race course.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014N_Ra5_007831
Title
Awapuni Race Course
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Ra 5
Date
circa 1920 to circa 1930

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Creation

Created By
Place
67 Racecourse Road, Awapuni, Palmerston North

Object rights

Taxonomy

Tags
1920s,
black and white,
buildings,
clubroom,
odds,
photographs,
ra 5,
racing,
ticket booth,
ticket sales,
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