Summer at the Races

Get on-track to experience a great Kiwi tradition: a day at the races. Whether you’re entering Fashion in the Field, planning a fun family day out or after a flutter on the fillies, you’ll find it all at the races. Find an event near you or check out last season’s events.


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gallops Hawke's Bay Gold Cup

Gates Open: 10:30 am Saturday 19 Apr - Hastings
One of New Zealand's oldest racedays, this historic event has a long tradition of top thoroughbred racing action. Head along to Hastings Racecourse for live music, kid's activities, a free sausage sizzle and much more. Gather your friends and family for an exceptional day's entertainment. read more >

gallops Riverton Easter Carnival Day 1 ft. Carriers Arms Riverton Cup

Gates Open: 10:30 am Saturday 19 Apr - Riverton
Get along to Riverton Easter Carnival Day 1 for fantastic Easter racing and lots of on-course entertainment. Ladies - showcase your style in the Fashion in the Field competition and be in to win fantastic prizes. Kids will be entertained with free face painting, bouncy castles, jeeps, a lolly scramble and scavenger hunt and many more. Make a day of it - get a group together and book a hospitality package. read more >

gallops Riverton Easter Carnival Day 2

Gates Open: 10:30 am Monday 21 Apr - Riverton
If you can't make Day 1, or you're keen to make a weekend of it, Riverton Easter Carnival Day 2 promises a second day of fantastic Easter racing. Rally your family and friends and get ready for a great day out. read more >

gallops Marlborough Racing Club's annual two day meeting - Day 1

Gates Open: 10:00 am Thursday 24 Apr - Waterlea
Head along to the first of two days racing at Waterlea Racecourse on Thursday 24 April 2014. There will be 8 gallops races and 2 harness events. Free admission! read more >

harness Alexandra Park Autumn Trotting Carnival Night 1

Gates Open: 5:30 pm Friday 25 Apr - Alexandra Park
Alexandra Park's Autumn Trotting Carnival kicks off this ANZAC day with the first of three big nights of harness racing. With the cooler weather approaching, take advantage of Alex Park's fantastic indoor facilities with hospitality options in the Top of the Park to the Alex Bar and Eatery. read more >

gallops ANZAC Day Races

Friday 25 Apr - Awapuni
The action will be fast and furious as one of the most popular racedays returns to Awapuni. Fielding Jockey Club's ANZAC raceday is one not to be missed. Join New Zealand's leading jockeys and trainers at Awapuni's smart new Function Centre as they chase down the $50,000 Manawatu ITM ANZAC 1600. read more >

gallops Saturday Racing in April ANZAC weekend

Gates Open: 10:00 am Saturday 26 Apr - Trentham
Recalling those grand days of old when the majestic stands at Trentham resounded with the sound of horses Galloping around the track in April. With the Vines on the public stand and the classic English Oaks leaves changing to their magnificent Autumn colours, this is a great opportunity to join us at Wellingtons home of thoroughbred racing. read more >

gallops Cambridge Jockey Club Travis Stakes Race Day

Gates Open: 11:00 am Saturday 26 Apr - Te Rapa
Join the Cambridge Jockey Club for a premier day of racing at Te Rapa Racecourse on Saturday, 26th April, featuring the $100,000 Group 2 Travis Stakes for fillies and mares and the $70,000 Group 3 Cambridge Jockey Club Breeders Stakes for three year olds. read more >

gallops Marlborough Racing Club annual two day meeting - Day 2

Gates Open: 10:00 am Sunday 27 Apr - Waterlea
Head along and enjoy the second day of racing at Waterlea Racecourse. There will be 8 gallops races and 2 harness events. Free admission and plenty of on course entertainment read more >

gallops Great Western Steeples and Hurdles - Day 1

Gates Open: 11:00 am Thursday 01 May - Riverton
Join the Riverton Racing Club for the first jumps meeting of the season in the South Island. Featuring a steeples race and hurdles race, this day is one not to miss. Lucky dip draws throughout the day. read more >
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All roads lead to Cambridge Raceway this 31 May 2014 for New Zealand's championship of harness racing: The Sky City Hamilton and New Zealand Home Loans Harness Jewels.

Watch New Zealand's finest pacers and trotters battle Australia's best to be crowned Harness Jewels Champions. 

Organise your day here.

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