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Morning drizzle and then clouds cleared to blue skies and sunshine, and the families were out in force at the Harness Waikato meeting today – horses well outnumbered by excited kids of all shapes and sizes chasing each other across the sloping lawn (best view to catch the race and keep an eye on the kids), and sulkies were almost outnumbered by prams and pushchairs!

This was an afternoon where you didn’t even need bouncy castles and balloon man, as the kids just made their own entertainment, aided with complex modern technologies like…ah..the bocks you have to climb up to show 1st, 2nd and 3rd for greyhound post-race photographs, or the long stretch of grass alongside the home straight where future Olympians may be in front of our eyes. Yes, kids just doing it for themselves.

And of course the total winner on the day, the Clerk Of The Course Horse, who always draws the younger fans.

Fantastic racing too, from the younger generation who showed off their skills with their trotting ponies in the Kidz Kartz races, to the younger drivers who were competing in the tote races.

Very cool, and thanks to everyone involved.

Harness Waikato 2015 local meeting

Introducing families to harness racing on a lovely fine spring day at Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand.

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