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1940 Three jockeys jumping horses over fences at early morning training, Ellerslie

Photograph taken by the New Zealand Herald, Auckland (and Weekly News) circa 1940, and collected for 'Making New Zealand: pictorial surveys of a century' book. Shows three jockeys jumping their horses over fences during early morning training on the track at Ellerslie Racecourse.
 

1940 Three jockeys jumping horses over fences at early morning training, Ellerslie.jpg

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1904 Leading hurdle and steepchase jockeys, 1904, many of whom won at Thames

Leading hurdle and steeplechase jockeys, wearing their silks. Some hold saddles. From left to right, back row: A McConnon, W O'Connell, F Lind, D Watt, R McGregor, and G Cochrane. Front row: Hugh Telford, H Moore, S Fergus, J Cameron, P Johnson, I McIlear, and F Whitehouse. Photograph taken in 1904, an unidentified photographer for the The Press.
 

1904 Leading hurdle and steepchase jockeys, 1904, many of whom won at Thames.jpg

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On 8/7/2018 at 6:38 AM, Phar Lap Fan said:

Is this dead in the water now or resting on the ocean floor? Will be working on clearing some books and memorabilia and wonder where to offer it.

Try the hall of fame via their website..or send a leave a message

contact@racinghalloffame.co.nz

 

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@Baz (NZ)

Henry Goldfinch, rode as a jockey from at least 1912 - unsure if during WW1.

 

If you look up the dates of those images & titles in NZ National library, Papers Past Section you can properly ID most of those whose names are missing.

Click on the whole page of the article, not just the column of article as there's often photographs in there.

Like Racing, it's an addiction to venture into that website 😉 🤗

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An observation in the 1904 photo of jockeys, note how precisely angled their feet are.

I wonder who disciplined them to stand like that.

 It's a bit like when in the military or navy, to stand as trained.

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On 8/19/2020 at 8:01 PM, Baz (NZ) said:

@Phar Lap Fan
Dec 1931 Racehorse 'Phar Lap' (on left) being exercised at Hugh Telford's stables at Trentham, Upper Hutt, Handler, and other horse, unidentified
 

Dec 1931 Racehorse 'Phar Lap' (on left) being exercised at Hugh Telford's stables at Trentham, Upper Hutt, Handler, and other horse, unidentified.jpg

Handler unknown if its not Tommy Woodcock who the heck could it be as he use to sleep with him.lol funny

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On 8/19/2020 at 9:22 PM, Baz (NZ) said:

1948 Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland, York Handicap, Tiger Tan and Artificer coming into the finish line.
Left handed at Ellerslie?..something doesn't look right with this photo ???
 

1948 Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland, York Handicap, Tiger Tan and Artificer coming into the finish line.jpg

photo reversed (mirror image)? The pic earlier of jockey 'Goldfinch' has the handwriting reversed ...

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They were there to see Rod and Mrs Rod, not the races - like clubs spending heaps on advertising fashion in the fields, ain't interested - advertise racing that's why we go, or used to go

Get racing on the table not bloody fashion shows 

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