Feilding Racecourse These Photographs were taken on Tuesday 30th July 2018. Showing the first of the three stadiums to be demolished. The second stadium was being demolished around 28th August and the original stadium photographs were taken 6th September. History: The Feilding Jockey Club was formed in 1879 and the president was Mr D. H. Macarthur. The club's first race meeting was held on Frank Yates Lethbridge's property known as "Lethbridge's Run", held on Easter Monday 1879. By September 1889, the Feilding Jockey Club was sufficientyl established to begin the process of acquiring its own property. In April 1890 the Feilding Joceky Club accepted a Mr Turner's offer to lease the club sixty-two acres for use as a racecourse, with a purchasing clause in ten years. The first race meeting to be held at the new course, took place on 27th December 1890. The Feilding Jockey Club ran an extremely successful and popular racetrack from its establishment in 1879 until its merger with the Awapuni Club 1999. when the decision was made to sell the racecourse to the Manawatu District Council and transfer the Club's racing operations to Awapuni. The Feilding Jockey Club land is now part of Manfield Park.