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by Yorda Isaias
Tags: Horse Racing Events, New Zealand Derby
Horse racing is as much a part of New Zealand’s customs and traditions as are the Hongi and the traditional family barbecue. The first horses to be brought to New Zealand were probably a gift from the Governor Macquarie from New South Whales, to the Maoris. These horses went on to become pivotal in the establishment of thorough breeding in the country.