Clubs & Courses
AwapuniClubs & Courses Index
ClubsThe following clubs race at Awapuni:
Awapuni racecourse, located in Palmerston North, is the home to the Feilding, Manawatu, Marton, and Rangitikei Racing Clubs. Set amongst beautiful park-like grounds is the recent $8.7 million construction of the Awapuni multi-purpose Function Centre. The 1800m Awapuni Track means all horses get their chance with a 400 metre home straight giving everyone a sight as they head home for victory.
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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
The Oaks Stud Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes – March/April
The Oaks Stud Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes is the Manawatu Racing Club’s most prestigious raceday of the year. Established in 1908, the Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes will be run for the 106th time at Awapuni in March 2014.
With $550,000 in prizemoney on offer, this meeting is one of the richest and most exciting autumn events on the New Zealand Racing calendar – consistently attracting a high-class field from throughout the country.
The Sires Produce Stakes is one of only three Premier meetings at Awapuni. Premier racedays are the highest profile meetings on the New Zealand Racing Calendar.
Off course attractions on The Oaks Stud Manawatu Sires Produce raceday include live entertainment, Fashions on the Field, singing of the National Anthem, racebook competitions and much more.
Saturday 21 December – Hotel Coachman Manawatu Cup
This second Premier raceday offers another exciting raceday. Awapuni is part of the Christmas at the Races and hosts fabulous Christmas parties for the festive season. The course will come alive with thrilling racing action including the Hotel Coachman Manawatu Cup and Manawatu Challenge Stakes. There will be, live entertainment and plenty of on-course fun. The popular Manawatu Punter Of The Year is also held on this day. Prepare for the festive cheer and reserve your place for a Christmas celebration to remember.
Saturday 8 February - Interislander Summer Festival Awapuni Races
Kids are spoilt for choice at Interislander Summer Festival Awapuni Races! There is something for the whole family to see and do with free all day kids entertainment, exciting thoroughbred racing action and live music! Pack a picnic and join Manawatu Racing Club at Palmerston North’s premier racecourse this summer.
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