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Hedwick Wilhemina McDonald, nee Maher (1893 - 1959) was a horse woman and the first woman to be granted a horse trainer licence in the Manawatū. She trained the horse that won the Melbourne Cup in 1938. She began her own training stables at Awapuni, Palmerston North, in 1928, before marrying Alan McDonald, a steeplechase jockey, in 1929. She was always known as 'Granny', even as a young child. The Ian Matheson City Archives holds the private archive of Granny McDonald - an inventory of what we hold is listed at: http://archives.palmerstonnorth.com/wfSearchResults.aspx?ID=2131&&IndexCardID=2131&&Description=mcdonald&&Topictype=0&&LevelID=1&&IndexType=1

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Hedwick "Granny" McDonald
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