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Horseracing in New Zealand

Horseracing in New Zealand consists of two forms: Thoroughbred and Standardbred or harness racing. Harness racing is called "trotting" in New Zealand.

Notable racehorses from New Zealand include Carbine, Cardigan Bay, Robalan, Young Quinn, Phar Lap, Nightmarch, Il Tempo, Sunline, Grey Way, Desert Gold, Tulloch and Rising Fast.

The most famous of these is probably the trotter Cardigan Bay. Stanley Dancer drove New Zealand horse Cardigan Bay to $1 million in winnings in 1968, the first harness horse to surpass that milestone in American history. [1] Dancer and Cardigan Bay appeared together on The Ed Sullivan Show.

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