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Obituary - David Fairlie

05:10 PM 02 Jul 2020 NZST
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DAVID FAIRLIE,Harness racing
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DAVID FAIRLIE Secretary / Manager, Franklin Trotting Club Inc.

March 1980 – 2010

Dave was the Franklin Trotting Club Inc Secretary / Manager for 30 years joining the club in 1980 from NAC airlines in Tauranga.

During Dave’s time at the Franklin Trotting Club saw strong racing and training interest at the Pukekohe training complex.

Throughout his tenure there were several substantial additions made to the complex including increasing the acreage, new stables and housing, cafeteria and a third training track among other facilities that were completed on the site.

Dave saw in this time the evolving and expansion of the Franklin Trotting Club and harness racing industry generally on a whole with the club increasing to eight race permits per season.

The Franklin Trotting Cup being a major feature race for the club each season and was run under the Pak’n Save sponsorship for all the races on the night which Dave helped co-ordinate for many years.

Dave took a keen interest in all aspects of standardbred racing and breeding. Over the years Dave also raced and bred horses with good success and enjoyment

 

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