One of New Zealand's first full-scale race meetings was held at Petone, Wellington, in October 1842. This newspaper report gives the results and observes that Figaro, the only thoroughbred in the race, easily outclassed the other horses.
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Reference: New Zealand Gazette and Wellington Spectator, 22 October 1842, p. 2
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