Clubs & Courses
Wairarapa R.C.Clubs & Courses Index
The Tauherenikau Racecourse hosts five race days a year in January, February, March (Masterton Racing Club), June, and October. The January meeting often incorporates harness racing as well as gallops. The January and February meetings are part of the popular Interislander Summer Festival, with the March meeting being organised by the Masterton Racing Club. The Tauherenikau Racecourse is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy a picnic whilst watching the racing. Set in 110 acres of beautiful native bush, with magnificent trees and quant buildings Tauherenikau is, without doubt, one of the most picturesque racing club environments in New Zealand.
Membership: Membership fees are set at $55 per year, a level that is affordable to everyone.
This includes admission to the race days for the member and a member’s guest (admission price normally $20 per person), Members’ car parking and admission to the members’ stand.
The Wairarapa Racing Club has members from all around the country who wouldn’t miss the New Year meetings.
To become a member simply go to www.tauherenikau.co.nz download the membership form, fill in your details, and then either post this back to us with your cheque for $55.00 or deposit the money into our bank account and email the form back to us. Full details are on the application form.
Parking: The Club also has for sale private car parks for 4 years, contact main office for details. These car parks are located adjacent to the saddling enclosure at the eastern end of the course and the other is directly outside the Members gate.
February 8th - Waitangi weekend - Interislander Summer Festival Tauherenikau Races
Featuring the Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes. A great day for family and corporates alike at the picturesque Tauhereinikau racecourse. Only 1 hour's drive from Wellington, Tauherenikau is known as 'Wellington's Home in the Country'. A train leaves Wellington at 9.55 am on race morning (time could be subject to change), patrons are bought from the Featherston Railway Station to the racetrack and return free of charge.
Both days: Eftpos is available on course, for admission prices, marquee, and corporate functions, and priviate carparking, go to www.tauherenikau.co.nz. Public parking is free.
January 2nd - Interislander Summer Festival Tauherenikau Races
Set at one of the most picturesque racecourses in New Zealand, enjoy a day full of fun at the races this New Year. Sit back and relax with a picnic amongst the large shady trees on-course, the kids will enjoy all day free entertainment. This is country racing at its best with both harness and thoroughbred racing on the one day!