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Had forgotten about this.

No progress made and still working on the spring clean (from one Spring to the next, then the next ....). Not much interest nowadays but hope that old books and magazines might find a home.

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I believe Cambridge Stud are building one on their new state of the art property. 

Not sure it's a national museum or just Cambridge Stud related...probably the latter.

We are sure in need of a National Museum...however the way things are going we could all end up in there very soon! :(

What happened to old Carbine who used to reside at Ellerslie ???

Wendy Pye tried to get a racing museum off the ground but got little support from memory?

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1935 Matthew Goodger and Joe Oldfield

Matthew Goodger (left) and Joe Oldfield, at a Hastings race meeting in 1935. Photographer unidentified. Inscription on back of image reads: "Mr Matthew Goodger of Hastings, oldest jockey and trainer in NZ, aged 87. Raced in 1864, the first 2 year old in NZ, Bobby Burns, by Golden Grape and Annie Laurie, owner was [?] Webb of Riccarton. He got smashed in the quake, broke thigh, dislocated hip, 2 ruptures. He trained and rode Liberator in 1903. Joe Oldfield, Greenmead[ows?] , aged 62, riding since the age of 10, has been associated with Mr Goodger for the past 40 years."
 

Matthew Goodger and Joe Oldfield.jpg

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