At the races – my first time!

I took my student to the races today!

First time for her and for me.

Trentham  Race Course

Upper Hutt

Entrance was free today!


Old building


Although Trentham was 16 3/4 miles from Wellington, the travel time was considerably less than the Hutt Park site and had the added advantage of the adjacent railway line.

Work Started in 1922 on three stands, The Leger (demolished in the 1998), and the reinforced concrete cantilevered public and members stands which still dominate and provide excellent viewing today. In a rush to have the stands completed for the January 1924 cup week, the workers were “compensated” with chocolate and nylons to work extra hours over the Christmas and New Year period with the stands being opened on time!




Horses getting ready for the race

And there they come!

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Sunny house on the hill


Look at the beautiful clouds!


It was an awesome afternoon at the races!

22 comments on “At the races – my first time!

    • Was n hele ondervinding. Daar was nie baie mense nie maar gedurende regte ernsige resies word daar aangetrek en n hele gedoente van gemaak. Hierdie was eerste van winter resies. Die baan is so 10 minute se ry van my af. Die trein stop ook daar so mens hoef nie eers te sukkel met parkering nie.

    • It was very different and special. No we did not wear hats because it was only a club race. Not many people at all. The big ones you have to pay and dress for

      • Wow dit moes fantasties gewees het!

        Vriende van ons het perde, en hulle nooi ons gereeld vir ‘n “day at the races”, maar daar is altyd iets wat voorval!

      • Ek is nie n perde mens ne! Dit was egter lekker om agter die heining te staan en kyk. Dit was ook lekker omdat daar nie so baie mense was nie. Omdat ek nie te lank van lyf is nie raak ek maklik ongemaklik as daar so klomp mense om my maal en saamdrom.(Het maar iemand nodig om my hand vas te hou en my te “beskerm”)

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