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nztr says about Motukara Racecourse

The Banks Peninsula Racing Club races once a year in October.

Contact details:

Banks Peninsula Racing Club
PO Box 54, Ashburton
T: 03 308 6794
F: 03 308 4558
E: ashrace@xtra.co.nz
Racing Club Manager: Fiona Tonks

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nztr says about Te Awamutu Racecourse

In the heart of the Waikato, Te Awamutu is home to Waipa Racing Club and is also home to over 200 horses who use the facilities daily for training including grass and sand tracks, swimming pool etc. Some of the bigger trainers based there are Graeme & Debbie Sanders, Robert Priscott, Richard & Chris Otto & Keith & Brendon Hawtin. Te Awamutu is a prospering farming town, with a population of 14,000, 15-20 minutes to Hamilton Airport and an extra 5 minutes to Hamilton City Centre and just over an hour from the heart of the Bay of Plenty beaches

Contact details:

Waipa Racing Club
P O Box 181, Te Awamutu
T: 07 871 7047
F: 07 871 4409
E: racing.teawamutu@xtra.co.nz
Racing Club Manager: Lea Temm
www.racingteawamutu.co.nz

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nztr says about Kumara Racecourse

The Club first raced on the 28th and 29th December 1887, with just 58 members. They had each paid the sum of 2 pounds, 2 shillings for their membership at a time when an ounce of gold was worth 3 pounds, 16 shillings. In today’s prices that is around $350. For that period there were two meetings a year – at Christmas and Easter. In the late 1940s the Club moved to a January meeting and has since then raced annually in January. In recent years the track has undergone a major overhaul resulting in an excellent racing surface. We look forward to a large crowd and good racing next January

Contact details:

Kumara Racing Club
PO Box 340, Greymouth
T: 03 7684274
F: 03 7684278
E: bwcracing@xtra.co.nz
Racing Club Manager: Colin Stevenson

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nztr says about Riverton Racecourse

Early records show racing in the area started in 1861. The course is situated an easy 25 minutes drive south west of Invercargill and races three times a year. The track is spacious with a long finishing straight and all runners having an even chance. The local area has fine cafes and bars, access to sea fishing through charter boats and local fishermen, trout fishing on the Aparima River that flows through the town, picturesque scenery, native bush walks and is the oldest European settlement in New Zealand. Accommodation is available through Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, Motels and a Camping Ground.

Contact details:

Riverton Racing Club
PO Box 2, Riverton
T: 03 234 8614
F: 03 234 8114
E: southlandracing@xtra.co.nz
Racing Club Manager: Doug Stuart
www.gallopsouth.co.nz

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nztr says about Phar Lap Raceway

Based in South Canterbury, the Timaru Racing Club race three times a year.

Contact details:

Timaru Racing Club
PO Box 352
Timaru 8615
T: 03 6843400
F: 03 688 6582
E: mrshinz@timaru.com
Racing Club Manager: Paul Hinsley

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nztr says about Cromwell Racecourse

The Cromwell Races (hosted by the Otago Racing Club) have a following arguably unrivalled by any meeting in the South Island. The success of the March fixture led to demand for a second date at the venue and those community led calls have been answered in 2006/07 with a new December meeting. After a long and tumultuous history, the Cromwell Jockey Club closed in the 1980s but the Central Lakes Equestrian Club, who co-ordinate activities at the picturesque course, together with the Otago Racing Club have built the profile of racing in the area up again to almost giddy heights.

Contact details:

Box 269, Mosgiel
T: 03 489 6233
F: 03 489 3119
E: orc@xtra.co.nz
Contact: Andre Klein (CEO, Gallop South) or Elizabeth Williamson (03 445 1746)

www.gallopsouth.co.nz

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nztr says about Ruakaka Racecourse

The Club boasts expansive ocean views and hosts five meetings per season. The racing surface has a well-earned reputation as New Zealand's finest 'all weather' track. The reliability of the racing surface makes Ruakaka popular with trainers outside the area who base themselves here during the winter months. Access to the beautiful beach to train on makes the Club unique, hence its logo: "Where the turf meets the surf!" The Whangarei RC aims to provide the best country racing in New Zealand and to promote their meetings as entertaining and memorable events that will appeal to all.

Contact details:

Whangarei Racing Club
Peter Snell Rd
PO Box 159, Ruakaka
T: 09 432 7249
F: 09 432 8054
E: WhangareiRC@xtra.co.nz
Racing Club Manager: Karen Houlihan

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nztr says about Wingatui Racecourse

Beaumont Racing Club races once a year in February. Originally racing at Beaumont, the Club moved its meeting to Wingatui (Dunedin) in 1987, a move which has led to a significant increase in turnover and prizemoney. Despite racing away from home the Club is still very proud of its rural roots and much of its Committee, members and sponsors still hail from the Beaumont district and surrounds. Naturally with the country feel, Beaumont races is the perfect outing for the family and kid’s activities are always part of the fabric of the afternoon.

Contact details:
Box 269, Mosgiel
T: 03 489 6233
F: 03 489 3119
E: orc@xtra.co.nz
Contact: Andre Klein (CEO, Gallop South)

www.gallopsouth.co.nz

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nztr says about Wingatui Racecourse

The Otago Racing Club was first established in 1862 and moved to its present location Wingatui in 1899. They race 9 times a year, hosting two meetings in Central Otago, at Cromwell. Otago holds the record of being the first Club in New Zealand to exceed 100,000 pound turnover in one day. The course is the strategic racing and training centre in the Otago region and hosts all the region’s Group and Listed races. The Club has been enjoying a resurgence in popularity and high attendances have led to the allocation of its first Premier meeting license in 2007.

Contact details
Box 269, Mosgiel
T: 03 489 6233
F: 03 489 3119
E: orc@xtra.co.nz
Contact: Andre Klein (CEO, Gallop South)

www.gallopsouth.co.nz

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nztr says about Hawera Racecourse

The Opunake Racing Club based in Coastal Taranaki was established in 1886 and races twice a year in July (at Hawera) and December (at Pukekura Raceway at New Plymouth). Coastal Taranaki has a high number of Irish descendants and the Club is Irish based. The Club has a strong community support, which is based on the dairy farmers and agricultural support industries. With the Irish and the farming background the club is an extremely social and hospitable club.
Committee members are recognized as they wear a green tie with a shamrock on it.
In past years the club held one meeting per year and this was held on St Patrick’s Day.
The club has 2 meetings a year with our Cup Day in July at Hawera Racecourse and lower class raceday being Cockies Christmas Shout meeting in December at New Plymouth.
Trophies are provided for all winning owners and trainers for each race the club runs.

Contact details:

Opunake Racing Club
Main Road, RD 31, Opunake, 4854
T: 06 761 8592
F: 06 761 8552
E: ronstanley@xtra.co.nz
Racing Club Manager: Ron Stanley

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nztr says about Taupo Racecourse

Racing Taupo, a TRAC club, holds three annual meetings – Stud Day in August; Spring Marquee Meeting in September; and the Summer meeting in December.  The Taupo track is renowned for its ability to provide a consistent galloping surface leading up to major spring racing and, accordingly, attracts many high-profile and well-bred horses which commence their campaigns at the Stud Day and Spring Marquee Meeting.  There are no permanent grandstands at the course but a natural bank running the length of the track provides excellent viewing. Marquees are erected at all meetings to provide shelter from sun or adverse weather conditions.

Contact details:
Racing Taupo
PO Box 9, TAUPO
T: 07-348-6603
T: 07-378-6428 (raceday)
F: 07-348-7696
E: taylordave@xtra.co.nz
Racing Club Manager: Dave Taylor

www.trac.co.nz

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nztr says about Wanganui Racecourse

Wanganui Jockey Club races 8 times a year on their original course, first used for the Club’s inaugural meeting in December 1848.

Established in December 1848, we are the oldest racing club in New Zealand still operating on the original land.
- 8 racedays per year, Thursdays and Saturdays.
- A sand-based 1700 metre track offering a very good year-round racing surface.
- A three-storied facility with excellent viewing from all levels.
- The racecourse only minutes from the city centre.
- Several motels are in close proximity.
- Gate entry and car parking are free.
- A blend of city and country race atmosphere.
- The 'home' of Group One winners - Veandercross, Balmuse and Mi Jubilee.


Contact details:

Wanganui Jockey Club
Box 15 Wanganui
T: 06 345 3968
F: 06 345 4828
E: wjc@xtra.co.nz
Racing Club Manager: Mike O’Sullivan

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nztr says about Hokitika Racecourse

The Westland Racing Club was established in 1866 and has raced at the current Hokitika track since 1884. They host two racedays each year in March which coincide with Wild Foods Festival weekend, one of New Zealand’s premier events, attracting thousands of visitors each year to the West Coast. With loads of entertainment for all the family it’s well worth a visit to the races at Hokitika.

Contact details:

Westland Racing Club
PO Box 340, Greymouth
T: 03 768 4274
F: 03 768 4278
E: bwcracing@xtra.co.nz
Racing Club Manager: Colin Stevenson

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nztr says about Te Rapa Racecourse

The Cambridge Jockey Club races three times a year in April (Premier Race Day), June and November at Te Rapa racecourse in Hamilton. The Club owns a significant training complex at 40 Racecourse Road, Cambridge. Facilities include a fully irrigated Course with grass for galloping and both left and right handed tracks and a separate hurdle and steeplechase tracks open from 1st March to 31st October. There’s also a flood lit sand and plough track as well as an equine swimming pool. Flat trials are held ten months of the year and Jumping Trials during the winter months.

Contact details
Cambridge Jockey Club
Box 329, Cambridge
T: 07 827 6004
F: 07 827 9072
cambridgejc@xtra.co.nz
Racing Club Manager: Mrs Gayle Barkla

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nztr says about Te Rapa Racecourse

The Waikato Racing Club holds 14 racedays each year. The Club is the flagship of the Waikato region which contains the biggest concentration of horses and studs in New Zealand.

Contact Details
Waikato Racing Club
PO Box 10-050, Te Rapa
T: 07 849 2839
F: 07 849 1211
E: info@waikatoracing.co.nz
Racing Club Manager: Tony Enting

www.waikatoracing.co.nz

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nztr says about Pukekohe Racecourse

Established in 1919-20, Counties Racing Club is one of the country’s newest racing clubs The Club races nine times a year. Pukekohe Park is situated 35 minutes south of downtown Auckland and a 30 minute drive from Auckland Airport and is one of the most unique venues offering premier motor sport, thrilling horse racing and a first class function centre. The racecourse has one of the largest tracks in the country with a straight of 480 metres and also provides an all weather training facility for local trainers.

Contact details
Counties Racing Club
Box 47, Pukekohe
T:  09 238 8049
F:  09 238 8886
E: crcgm@ihug.co.nz
Racing Club Manager: Greg Mitchell

www.countiesracing.co.nz

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nztr says about Paeroa Racecourse

The Paeroa Racing Club races 5 times a year. During October the club hosts the National Jumps Day on a Sunday. This is a great day with 8 jumping races (Hurdles and Steeples – the steeplechase races are run over the impressive twin hill which makes for extremely exciting and spectacular racing. Two highweight events are also included in the card.

November and March are both Industry days but some good racing can be seen on both of these days. The May meeting also held on a Sunday includes a hurdle and steeplechase event as well as some great promotional activities, including a champagne breakfast.

Contact details
Paeroa Racing Club
PO Box 1, Paeroa
T: 07 862 7246
F: 07 862 8789
E: paeroarc@clear.net.nz
Racing Club Manager: Gweneth Schmidt

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nztr says about Ellerslie Racecourse

Pakuranga Hunt holds two fixtures per year at the Ellerslie racecourse in Auckland.


Contact details:
Pakuranga Hunt
Box 75-604, Manurewa
T: 09 2671006
F: 09 267 1006
E: thepakurangahunt@ihug.co.nz
Racing Club Manager: Rosemary Russell

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nztr says about Matamata Racecourse

Racing Matamata, part of the TRAC group, hosts 7 meetings each season. The Matamata Racecourse, comprising 157 acres, is New Zealand's largest, and most successful training centre, with over 600 horses trained on the course each day by a number of NZs leading trainers based at the course. The training facilities include an equine pool, 10 separate training tracks including the American "All Weather Trackmaster" surface, the only one of its kind in New Zealand which is capable of accommodating up to 1000 horses per day. With two grandstands overlooking the racetrack, Matamata enjoys the picturesque backdrop of the Kaimai Ranges.

Contact details:

Racing Matamata
PO Box 22
Matamata
T: 07 888 8898
F: 07 888 6222
E: racingmatamata@trac.co.nz
Manager: Marie Thomson
Chief Executive: Jim Watters
www.trac.co.nz

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nztr says about Tauranga Racecourse

The history of Racing Tauranga goes back over 125 years, originally known as the Bay of Plenty Racing Club. An inaugural member of the TRAC group formed in 1999, the club adopted the trading name, Racing Tauranga. Tauranga presently stages 10 meetings a season and is considered as one of the finest provincial racing venues in New Zealand. Following an extensive refurbishment, the venue offers a range of lounge facilities in the two grandstands from where patrons can enjoy the action on the track in quality, comfortable surroundings. In 2006 the club undertook a major $400,000 renovation of its main track, including extensive drainage work.

Contact details:

Racing Tauranga
Box 3076, Greerton, Tauranga, 3142
T: 07 578 6102
F: 07 578 6101
E: racingtauranga@trac.co.nz
Office Manager: Jen Evans
Chief Executive: Jim Watters

www.trac.co.nz

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