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Heartland - Riverton Races Television (Excerpts) – 1994 Popular Factual Documentary

Heartland - Riverton Races

Television (Excerpts) – 1994 Popular Factual Documentary

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Occasional Heartland host Kerre Woodham visits the annual Easter races at Riverton in Southland. Riverton is New Zealand's second oldest town, and the close knit locals have a big passion for horse-racing. Woodham talks to owners, trainers (one of them at his freezing works job), jockeys and punters, as well as the judges of 'Best Dressed Lady at the Races', who are looking for a nice line in matching hats, bags, shoes and gloves. The documentary contains some good examples of the Southland rolled 'r' from some of the locals who are interviewed.

The most important thing is drinks after race 10, here in the main tote. Have a really good day. Let's hope you're still smiling at race 10.
– Behind the scenes pep talk to the workers at the Riverton Racing Club, before the first race