Clubs & Courses
Marton J.C.Clubs & Courses Index
One of the most memorable racedays in the Club’s history took place in 1935 when the Duke of Gloucester attended the Club’s New Year meeting and rode T. A. Duncan's Black Man to come fourth in the Ladies Bracelet. The Club has conducted their racemeetings at Awapuni Racecourse (Palmerston North) since 1980. The Club races 4 times a year with the big Group 3 Merial Metric Mile in September, the Listed Gallagher Group Marton Cup in January and the Marton Supporters Raceday headlining their three Saturday feature meetings.
The colour, atmosphere and excitement of a day at the races provides an entertainment experience unlike any other. There is no better way to be part of the action than to become a member at one of the Racing clubs that race at Awapuni. Join today and you and your guest will be able to come racing at Awapuni racemeeting throughout the year. Membership at Awapuni can also entitle you to rights at Wellington Racing Club racemeetings.
Membership Options Include:
Race Premier membership $175
RACE (full) membership $100
Country Club Member & Guest $40
Country Club Single Member $30
Under 30 Member $30
Hospitality packages are on offer at most meetings throughout the year. This is an opportunity to entertain guests, clients, staff or friends in style, with first class facilities and uninterrupted views of the course.
The package will include:
- Buffet luncheon
- Cash bar or all inclusive beverage package
- Complimentary tea and coffee
- Racebook per guest
- Private tote facilities
- MC to host the day
Marton Jockey Club
PO Box 52, Palmerston North 4440T: 06 356 4940
F: 06 354 2885
Manager: Brent Wall
Merial Metric Mile – September
The Merial Metric Mile Raceday is the major racemeeting of the year for the Marton Jockey Club. With total stakes of $163,000, including $70,000 in the Group Three Merial Metric Mile, this meeting draws the best horses from throughout the country - including New Zealand’s leading milers.
The Marton Jockey Club’s Gallagher Group Marton Cup Day is one of the regions best summer race meetings. Marton Cup Day is ideally placed on the racing calendar, providing a valuable lead-up to the Wellington Cup run a fortnight later at Trentham.
From 2008, the Marton Cup racemeeting has been upgraded to a Premier Licence. The feature race on the programme, the Gallagher Group Marton Cup, will be run for a stake of $50,000. Total stakes on offer will be $290,000, which will provide strong incentive for the best horses, trainers and jockeys to travel to Awapuni for the day.