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The following clubs race at Ruakaka:



Ruakaka racecourse is home to Whangarei Racing Club and boasts expansive ocean views and hosts nine meetings per season. The racing surface has a well-earned reputation as New Zealand's finest natural '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. Direct walking access to the beautiful beach to train on makes the racecourse unique, hence its logo: "Where the turf meets the surf!"

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Contact details

Ruakaka Racecourse
Peter Snell Road
T: 09 432 7249
M: 027 433 4498
E: [email protected]  

Course Info

Admission: Entry is free to the course (except for the January & September meetings when a minimal fee is charged), free parking and free admission to the grandstands.

Facilities: Various food venues operate on race day and numerous licensed bars. EFTPOS available at the office.

Owners can collect race book and complimentary drink voucher from the race day office. For yard/box bookings contact the National Racing Bureau 0508 722 464. For other enquiries phone Rebecca Swords T: 09 432 7249.

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