A life of friends, family and racing
New Zealand racing legend Noel Harris always tries to keep a happy medium and his friends, family and the racing industry mean more to him than anything else in the world.
He rode his first winner in 1970 and continues to prove that with passion anything is possible. At 57 years old he’s still riding winners.
Relationships he has built with people over the years were evident at the official launch of the book he wrote with Wally O’Hearn, Harry – The Ride of My Life.
A candid interview between Noel and racing commentator Tony Lee provided entertainment for the large crowd that gathered to celebrate a milestone with the man often referred to as the Peter Pan of racing. ‘‘This is a celebration of you, Noel, and the wonderful mana you have, you are a champion bloke,” Lee said.
The launch was organised by Matamata Racing Club and the Rotary Club of Matamata.
Peter Pan of racing: Noel Harris and racing commentator Tony Lee have a casual chat. Appreciated: Noel Harris signs a copy of his book for a fan.