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A Manatū Taonga audio guide to the Equine Stars of Cambridge. Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide in the image carousel above.

The thoroughbred studs around Cambridge have produced many champion horses, which are celebrated in a series of mosaics in the town's pavements. One of the best-known is the legendary stud horse Sir Tristram, who sired 45 prizewinners, including Melbourne Cup winner Empire Rose.


The Melbourne Cup,

Horse racing,


Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (Reference number SW88106).

Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way -- its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit

Map showing Equine Stars of Cambridge - Roadside Stories