Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Horse Racing on Ruakaka Beach

Image TVNZ 2 Aug 2014 with thanks

I was interested to see the angle taken in recent media coverage of horses on Ruakaka Beach.
No account was taken there of the district’s long association with equine sports. Nor was any mention made of the great fondness which the majority of residents have for their neighbouring stables and racetrack.
It may interest readers to know how long horses have enjoyed the use of Ruakaka beach. 
Historically Ruakaka has been synonymous with racing as this report from 1875 shows.

 NZ Herald 14 January 1875