Assortment of Forbury Park chattels to go under hammer

A ute and starting gate are to be sold at the Forbury Park chattels auction in Dunedin next month...
A ute and starting gate are to be sold at the Forbury Park chattels auction in Dunedin next month. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
The race could be on to buy a ute with an unusual accessory, a piano, lawnmowers, sanitiser liquid, a chiller, wine glasses and bar leaners.

An auction of decommissioned Dunedin racing venue Forbury Park’s chattels is due to be held on site on September 3, if Covid-19 does not get in the way.

Among the more niche items for sale are two branded beer pourers and the starting gate attached to a Ford Falcon ute.

‘‘We are selling a bit of everything, including items from what we call The Dungeon, the old bar area,’’ Forbury Park Trotting Club board member Lex Williams said.

‘‘There’s the old dance floor and probably 500 chairs and 100 tables.’’

The practically minded may be interested in a water blaster, hedge trimmer, wheelbarrows, a chainsaw and drill set.

Those considering a kitchen upgrade may want fridges, a microwave or pie warmer.

Carrfields, of Ashburton, is to run the auction.

Forbury Park closed as a racing venue last month and a public consultation process has started concerning the future of the site.

Details about the consultation, including community drop-in sessions scheduled for the end of this month, are on the Harness Racing New Zealand website, but may be subject to change.


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