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Wellington R.C.

Home of one of New Zealand’s biggest thoroughbred race days, Trentham is an iconic Thoroughbred Racing venue in New Zealand. The course is located 30 minutes drive from Wellington, New Zealand’s Capital City, and the course is used for premier quality racing from October to July each season. The track itself is recognised by trainers and jockeys worldwide as offering top class racing and the term ’Champagne Turf’ was coined by a past CEO to describe the immaculate presentation of the track over the Wellington Cup Carnival every January. The Members Stand offers Wellington Racing Club Members superb facilities on race days while the historic Public Stand is often packed to capacity for its views of the Wellington Cup and Wellington Steeplechase. One unique feature of Trentham is the ’Figure 8’ Steeplechase Course, which offers a spectacle second to none in New Zealand Jumps Racing.

Owners’, Members & Officials are permitted to park in the Leger Carpark on all race days subject to space and the Forecourt Carpark when available. Entry is via Racecourse Road. There is ample Public Parking available on Racecourse Road and surrounding areas. The centre of the course is open for parking on Wellington Cup Day.

Dining options from Café Style to Three Course Meals are available on all race days. Call 04 528 9611 to make bookings in the Terrace Restaurant with reserved tables overlooking the track that make for a sensational day at the races.

Corporate Boxes offer guests an outstanding day at the races with spectacular views, privacy and packages to suit individual desires. Call 04 528 9611 for more information.

  • Premier $175 per season (includes Guest Pass and access to Wellington Cup day)
  • Full $100 per season (includes Guest Pass however excludes Wellington Cup day)
  • Gold $500 per season (plus $250 for guest Pass)
  • Young Members (18 – 30 year olds) $75 (single pass only including access to Wellington Cup Day)
  • Sign up on-line at
Gate Entry Fees & “Member for a day” Passes: visit for relevant race day

Dress Regulations (Members Stand):
Gentlemen – The minimum standard is smart casual. Dress jeans & collared shirt are permitted. Ripped or torn jeans, track pants, shorts, running shoes, jandals, T-shirts and singlets are not permitted.
Ladies – Ladies are expected to maintain a suitable standard in keeping with the dignity of the Members’ Stand.

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