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The Cambridge Jockey Club has gone from a low-key Picnic Racing Club in 1944 to the country’s leading training centre and racing centre, now hosting the country's first synthetic track, opened in 2021. The Club’s race meetings have previously been held at Te Rapa with the biggest day being in Autumn with the staging of the Group II Travis Stakes and the Group III Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes. Cambridge JC now hosts race and trial meetings on a regular basis.
Admission and Parking: Free
Membership: Membership costs are $28.00 incl GST and entitles the member to two Members' Lounge passes.
Cambridge Jockey Club
40 Racecourse Road
PO Box 329
|Wed 13 Oct 2021||Cambridge Synthetic||Industry|
|Sat 30 Apr 2022||Te Rapa||Feature|
|Wed 18 May 2022||Cambridge Synthetic||Industry|
|Wed 1 Jun 2022||Cambridge Synthetic||Industry|
|Wed 15 Jun 2022||Cambridge Synthetic||Industry|
|Wed 29 Jun 2022||Cambridge Synthetic||Industry|
|Wed 13 Jul 2022||Cambridge Synthetic||Industry|
|Wed 27 Jul 2022||Cambridge Synthetic||Industry|
PREMIER RACEDAY - APRIL
Head along to Te Rapa Racecourse for a day of top class thoroughbred racing action! Featuring the Group 2 Travis Stakes for fillies and mares over 2000 metres and the Group 3 Inglis Sales Cambridge Breeders Stakes for three year olds over 1200 metres.
See all of our race dates on our website: https://cambridgejockeyclub.co.nz/events
The Te Rapa racecourse is six kilometres north of Hamilton. A symmetrical left-handed track with a circumference of 1788 metres. The Waikato Racing Club races fourteen times a year, and shares the facilities with the Cambridge Jockey Club (two meetings) and the Taumarunui Club who stage their annual meeting on the course in July.
Te Rapa Road
HamiltonTe Rapa Road
Entry to all other Te Rapa racedays is free including car parking
Facilities: The Kentucky Lounge is the Members facility. There is a children’s playground on course.
Hospitality: There are seven private suites available to people wishing to entertain corporate guests. Various menus and beverage options are available.
Non racedays: Te Rapa is also home to Te Rapa Conference & Function Centre. With a park like setting right in Hamilton, this modern facility has several well appointed lounges offering tasteful decor, lift access, wheelchair access, ample off street parking, and all rooms have a bar and dance floor. Visit www.hamcat.co.nz for more details.
|TE RAPA TRACK RECORDS|
|(Since introduction of Metrics)|
|1600||GRACE WITH POWER||56.0kg||01:33.47||09/11/2013|
|2000||(NZ) CAPTAIN COOK||52.0kg||01:58.8||11/02/1992|
|2300||(NZ) PRINCE ALIBHAI||51.0kg||02:20.2||25/10/1993|
|2400||(NZ) THE FILBERT||58.0kg||02:24.9||22/11/1986|
|2400 (Hurdles)||GOOD IDEA||62.0kg||02:36.4||25/10/1993|
|3200 (Hurdles)||JUST A RIDGE||60.0kg||03:32.4||18/05/1985|
|Fri 1 Oct 2021||Waikato RC||Feature|
|Mon 25 Oct 2021||Waikato RC||Feature|
|Sat 6 Nov 2021||Waikato RC||Feature|
|Wed 24 Nov 2021||Waikato RC||Industry|
|Sat 11 Dec 2021||Waikato RC||Premier|
|Sat 18 Dec 2021||Waikato RC||Feature|
|Wed 19 Jan 2022||Waikato RC||Industry|
|Wed 2 Feb 2022||Waikato RC||Industry|
|Sat 12 Feb 2022||Waikato RC||Premier|
|Sat 16 Apr 2022||Waikato RC||Feature|
|Sat 30 Apr 2022||Cambridge JC||Feature|
|Sat 7 May 2022||Waikato RC||Feature|
|Sat 21 May 2022||Waikato RC||Feature|
|Sat 18 Jun 2022||Waikato RC||Feature|
|Sat 9 Jul 2022||Waikato RC||Feature|
|Sat 23 Jul 2022||Waikato RC||Feature|
The Club conducts three Premier Race Days:
December - Waikato Times Gold Cup Day
February - International Day
May - Premier Jumping Day
Waikato Times Gold Cup Day has the largest attendance of any meeting at Te Rapa and being so close to Christmas accommodates many end of year business functions as well as full utilisation of the corporate facilities.
It is also a heavily family oriented day for picnics on the lawn and prior bookings for spaces are essential.
International Day is our elite premier meeting for the racing purist with two Group 1 races (Whakanui Stud International Stakes and Waikato Draught Sprint) and one Group 2 race - the Cambridge Stud Sir Tristram Fillies Classic. This meeting regularly features New Zealand's best racehorses such as Seachange, Mission Critical and Sir Slick last year.
The Premier Jumping Day attracts the jumping enthusiasts along with large functions and private groups oncourse. Te Rapa is regarded as one of the premier jumping venues and hosts our two feature races each year - the Braxton Waikato Steeplechase and Dunstan Feeds Waikato Hurdles at our May Meeting.
All race days accommodate a wide range of attendees and prior arrangements need to be finalised with Faye Bax to receive the best package to fit individual needs.
Sunday 24 November - Christmas at the Races
Cambridge Jockey Club hosts a Christmas celebration to remember at Te Rapa Racecourse. Make sure you join the party and book your group in today for a fun-filled, festive day out.
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Saturday 14 December - Te Rapa Christmas at the Races ft. The Waikato Times Gold Cup
Te Rapa Racecourse is the place to be for your Christmas Party, and Waikato Racing Club host a superb Christmas raceday. Saturday 15 December is the biggest day of the year featuring the Waikato Times Gold Cup, where the party atmosphere rocks and you will enjoy outstanding entertainment as well first-class racing.
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Saturday 21 December - Te Rapa Christmas at the Races
Te Rapa Racecourse is the place to be for your Christmas Party, and Waikato Racing Club host a superb Christmas raceday. On the 22 December enjoy a relaxed Christmas party - this is a great day to enjoy the company of friends, family or colleagues.
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