Addington Welcome to The Addington Harness Hall of Fame.

We aim to preserve the great moments of the past at Addington Raceway by providing an interactive virtual presence using the internet to reach millions of people world wide and our local harness racing industry here in New Zealand.

Harness Racing in New Zealand is one of the most popular forms of equestrian sport. There is nothing more exciting than owning and racing a harness horse.

Addington Harness Hall of Fame is proud to be a part of this wonderful club and venue and we will be there for many more years to come bringing you the great moments of the past and those of the future.

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BLAST FROM THE PAST


1951 ROYAL COMMISSION: Supported TAB

The findings of a Royal Commission and a large majority of opinion in a referendum supported the establishment of off-course totalisator agencies. On March 28, 1951 the first Totalisator Agency Board branches were opened in Dannevike and Feilding - both towns with a population of about 5,000, the minimum it was thought necessary to maintain the scheme.
By the end of the financial year, three days later, the TAB had proved its popularity - £118,025 ($236,050) had been invested. In its first full year of operation, 21 branches had opened and the turnover was £2,661,923 ($5,323,846).

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