Clubs & Courses
Rangitikei R.C.Clubs & Courses Index
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:
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
Rangitikei Racing Club
PO Box 52, Palmerston North 4440
T: 06 356 4940
F: 06 354 2885
Manager: Brent Wall
In 2007 the Rangitikei Racing Club celebrated its 150th Anniversary with the richest and most prestigious racemeeting the Club has ever conducted. As a result of the success of this meeting, the RACE (Inc) Awapuni Partnership of Clubs has allocated the Rangitikei Racing Club the high profile May licence to conduct its Gold Cup Raceday.
The feature race on the programme, the Listed Rangitikei Gold Cup, will be run for a stake of $50,000. Total stakes on offer will be $125,000, which will provide strong incentive for the best horses, trainers and jockeys to travel to Awapuni for the day.