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Rangitikei R.C.

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Rangitikei R.C.

One of New Zealand’s oldest racing clubs, the Rangitikei Racing Club celebrated their 150th anniversary in 2007.  The Club established the Bulls racecourse around 1878 and raced there until 1969 when the Club shifted its activities to Awapuni Racecourse (Palmerston North).  Today the Rangitikei Racing Club conducts 2 racemeetings each season at Awapuni, with the Rangitikei Gold Cup, which was first run in 1875, held at the Club’s May Feature meeting.

Entry to Awapuni Racecourse is free for all Rangitikei Racing Club 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:

  1. Race Premier membership $175
  2. RACE (full) membership $100
  3. Country Club Member & Guest $40
  4. Country Club Single Member $30
  5. Under 30 Member $30
The Awapuni Lounge situated on the first floor of the members stand is for our valued members only. Members will also have opportunity to reserve a table at a discount  to advertised rates on those days that the Silks Lounge is available.

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
Click here to view the RACE BYO Policy

Contact details


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The following courses are used by Rangitikei R.C.: