RACING AT AWAPUNI
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Advertising the Races at Awapuni; buses lined up outside Palmerston North’s Central Park waiting for race fans; 009:42 “Races 21” written on car windscreen.
“Royal King Does Some Shopping In Cuba Street On His Way To Win The Hunt Cup.”
Flyer advertising the Race Day reads “The Manawatu Hunt Annual Meeting. Awapuni Race Course, Palmerston North Saturday, 26th July, 1940. Official Cars - Prices 1/-.”
Vehicles arriving at the Awapuni Race Course; carpark looks pretty full; people wandering around the grounds.
“Early Investors” Punters making their way to the tote stands; Race in action on the track.
“Weighing Out All Jockeys Must Wear A Skull Cap”
“Horses View Of The Crowd” Horses and riders parade onto field in full view of the hundreds of punters gathered in the stand area; men set up hurdles on the field; steeplechase race in action; horses and riders walk off the field after the race.
“Royal Kings Tea Set”
Tea set; Race Dividends Board showing amount for that particular race.
“Some Of The Lucky Ones”
Fans rushing from the field to collect their win.
“Paying Out The Big Dividend”
“The Bank Inside The Totalisator”
Tellers who operate behind the scenes.
“Racing Seen Through A Telephoto Lens”
“Inside The Tote”
“The Switch That Stops The Tote”
“Before the Race Starts The tote Must Be Balanced Under Supervision Of A Govt Official”
“£4365 10 0 Correct”
“Working Out The Dividends”
“Total Taxation Paid Last Year From The Awapuni Racecourse was £23540 15 0 -”
Reference number F33784
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA
Production company W.A.W.