Meeting News

Racing To Return To Awapuni


Following trials held at Awapuni Racecourse on Tuesday 14th it has been agreed that racing is fit to return to the track on March 3rd. This followed nine heats being run around the new alternative bend at Awapuni. Previously the track had undergone testing when 20 horses participated in alternate bend practise on January 27th.  All riders at the trials were complimentary of the surface, camber and circumference of the bend. Following the trials a meeting was held with  NZTR, RIU, RACE personal and Senior Jockeys with the meeting unanimous racing should return to Awapuni for the Marton Jockey Club twilight raceday on Friday March 3rd around the new alternate bend.

Some minor distance changes will be required for the Marton Jockey Club raceday and these will be advised in the near future.