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The race course was originally situated near the junction of Botanical and Park Road (between the Manawatu River and Wikiriwhi Crescent). In 1903, because of erosion from the river, the race course was moved to its present site at Awapuni. This photograph looks south-eastward and shows the Grandstand on the river side of the racing track. The spectators are evidently watching the horses as they approach the finishing line during the cup race.

Identification

Object type
Image
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Ra1
Date
December 26, 1895
Digitisation ID
2014N_Ra1_007829a
Held In
Coolstore

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West End, Palmerston North

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activities and events,
crowd,
horse racing,
parasol,
photographs,
stand,
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