Hi folks. Complete the Papers Past survey to let us know what you’d like added over the next few years. ×
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

RECORD YEAR

AUCKLAND TROTTING

REMARKABLE STATISTICS

Illustrating the remarkable growth in the popularity of trotting, Mr. Norman Wade, president of the Auckland Trotting Club, quoted some astonishing figures at the annual meeting of members, this afternoon. For instance:—Since 1940-41, the yearly totalisator turnover had risen from £572,943 to £3,056,912; gate receipts from £S(!70 to £41,812; members' subscriptions from £1410 to £8542; while stakes had been increased from £27,319 to £137,404; and taxation from £57,626 to £332,304.

The club had experienced the most successful year in its existence, said Mr. Wade, and it was worthy of note that the totalisator investments for the second day of the summer meeting—£ls7,soo 10/— were a record for trotting in the Dominion, thus demonstrating the strong appeal that the sport had made to the public.

The racing throughout the year had been of a high order and it was pleasing to note the improvement that had taken place in the standard of the trclier in recent years. Auckland-owned horses have won their share of the stakes, and the times recorded showed that in certain classes they were now capable of holding their own with visiting contingents.

A permit had been granted to the club to hold a patriotic meeting, the Government benefiting by £8967 19/ in taxation and the Patriotic Funds bv £6261 11/. Two matinee meetings had been held during the year in an endeavour to cater for the ever increasing number of maiden horses and contribute to the owners of the winners some stake-money and offered opportunity of promoting winners to a higher class.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/AS19450725.2.94

Bibliographic details

RECORD YEAR, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 174, 25 July 1945

Word Count
261

RECORD YEAR Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 174, 25 July 1945

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working