Clubs & Courses
MatamataClubs & Courses Index
ClubsThe following clubs race at Matamata:
Matamata racecourse stages racing on behalf of Matamata RC and South Waikato Race Club also stages its annual meeting there in March. Comprising 157 acres, it's 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.
7555 Hinuera Road, RD 3
Matamata 34737555 Hinuera Road, RD 3
Admission/Facilities: Free at all meetings, which includes access for all racegoers to the Ascot (Members) Stand. Comfortable lounges are provided, with bar, betting and food outlets. Lounges are also available for private corporate hosting.
Hospitality: Matamata RC has a number of lounges catering for groups from 10 to 200. The most popular lounge is the Gazebo with excellent viewing and its own bar and betting facilities. Dining facilities are also available in the Epsom Lounge overlooking the track and birdcage. For further information, please contact Carol Wells (T: 07 888 8898 E: [email protected])
Non racedays: The various lounges and the racecourse itself, are a popular venue for functions, large or small, with the added advantage of a highly recommended caterer, Two Tones Cafe & Catering
|Track Records Matamata Racing Club|
|Sat 22 Aug 2020||Matamata RC||Feature|
|Wed 9 Sep 2020||Matamata RC||Industry|
|Wed 23 Sep 2020||Matamata RC||Industry|
|Sat 10 Oct 2020||Matamata RC||Feature|
|Wed 21 Oct 2020||Matamata RC||Industry|
|Wed 23 Dec 2020||Matamata RC||Industry|
|Mon 25 Jan 2021||Matamata RC||Industry|
|Wed 10 Feb 2021||Matamata RC||Industry|
|Sat 27 Feb 2021||Matamata RC||Feature|
|Wed 17 Mar 2021||South Waikato RC||Industry|
|Wed 31 Mar 2021||Matamata RC||Industry|
|Fri 16 Apr 2021||Matamata RC||Industry|
|Fri 14 May 2021||Matamata RC||Industry|
|Wed 9 Jun 2021||Matamata RC||Industry|
J Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders’ Stakes Day – February 2014
The club’s flagship event is the J Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders’ Stakes, a $100,000 race for two year old fillies. With a Group 2 prestige rating, the event is the richest 2 year old fillies race in NZ. The Champagne Lawn is a popular location on this raceday, however seating is limited and early bookings are essential as the function sells out quickly. The day features a Fashion in the Field and Boot Party promotions.
Admission is free, which includes access to the Ascot (Members’) Stand. Children are catered for with free entertainment, a feature at both of the club’s Saturday racemeetings.
Wednesday 18 December - Matamata Christmas at the Races
Matamata Racing Club is galloping into the festive season. Enjoy a grand end-of-year celebration with work colleagues, friends and family at our iconic twilight meeting. Land yourself an easy trifecta by booking a hospitality package – you’ll be treated to festive food, refreshments, and thoroughbred action second to none.
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