Harness racing, and in particular Addington Raceway, lost a friend with the recent passing of Mr Hugh Stevens.
A steward and committeeman for the NZ Metropolitan TC for over 20 years, Hugh had various roles within the Club but will be remembered as being the Club Surgeon for almost his entire tenure. Hugh shared in the ownership of a number of horses in both codes with his pride and joy being the first horse he raced, Margaret Dale.
Off the track Hugh was widely recognised as a skillful surgeon with special ability in the orthopaedic area. He travelled the world, visiting many countries as an examiner for the orthopaedic specialist qualifications.
Hugh was a strong supporter of Canterbury and All Black rugby, attending almost every match at Jade Stadium.
Hugh is survived by his wife Narie, his children and grandchildren.
Credit: Met Newsletter Feb07