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Anniersary Day on the Takapuna Racecourse: Some of the many thousand people who were present on the opening day of the summer meeting. The takapuna Jockey Club inaugrated its summer meeting at Devonport on January 29 under perfect weather conditions, and in the presence of an attendance much in excess of the previous year, which stands out markedly as a record for the North Shore grounds. The Takapuna meetings are deservedly popular with the general public, for the price of admission-one shilling- includes a return trip across the harbour in the ferry steamer. When the first race started the course bore a bright and annimated appearance, while the grandstand and long terraces were taxed to the utmost.

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AWNS-19140205-42-4

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Bell, C F
Auckland Weekly News Bell, C F Auckland Weekly News
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Date
05 FEBRUARY 1914

Date Period
1910-1919

Subjects
Aerial views, Anniversary Days, Takapuna Racecourse, Summer Meeting, Takapuna Jockey Club, Devonport, North ShoreAerial viewsAnniversary DaysTakapuna RacecourseSummer MeetingTakapuna Jockey ClubDevonportNorth Shore
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Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 05 FEBRUARY 1914 p042

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An aerial view showing the Anniersary Day on the Takapuna Racecourse: Some of the many thousand people who were present on the opening day of the summer meeting. The Takapuna Jockey Club inaugrated its summer meeting at Devonport on January 29 under perfect weather conditions, and in the presence of an attendance much in excess of the previous year, which stands out markedly as a record for the North Shore grounds. The Takapuna meetings are deservedly popular with the general public, for the price of admission -one shilling- includes a return trip across the harbour in the ferry steamer. When the first race started the course bore a bright and annimated appearance, while the grandstand and long terraces were taxed to the utmost.