Elite: A contemporary history of Group One racing in New Zealand, by Aiden Rodley

Review by Renee Geelen

When the COVID pandemic closed all horse racing in New Zealand in 2020, journalist Aiden Rodley used his lockdown time to create Elite. The beautifully compiled coffee table style books is a comprehensive history of contemporary Gr.1 racing in New Zealand, with every current Gr.1 race given plenty of attention going back to the switch in 1978 from Principal races to the Group and Listed style of black type that is in use today. The racing data is current up to the end of the 2021/22 season.

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