CATR-Christmas at the Races 2014

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 Lowe Scholllum & Jones Spring Raceday

Gates Open: 11:00 am Wednesday 24 Sep - Matamata
Here comes another exciting day of racing action at Matamata Racecourse. Have a day out and break up your working week by spending a Wednesday afternoon watching some outstanding Thoroughbred racing action. Watch all the action from the public lawn, one of our grandstands or inside our lounges open for the public on the day. read more >

gallops Life Education Trust Raceday

Gates Open: 11:00 am Saturday 27 Sep - Ellerslie
Enjoy a great day out with Ellerslie & Life Education Trust! The race card for the day sees the Group III Bonecrusher Stakes for three-year-old horses and the Listed Soliloquy Stakes for three-year-old fillies. These two races are a great lead into the New Zealand Black Type racing for the season! read more >

gallops New World Merriland X-treme Race Day featuring the Nimue Skin Tech Ladies Day

Gates Open: 10:30 am Saturday 27 Sep - Pukekura Raceway
New World Merrilands X-Treme Race Day is all about the extremes. Be there at the Pukekura Raceway for the X-Treme Race Day with the longest flat race in New Zealand, grey's only race, Jack Russell Race and Pony Club Challenge. Or have a day of special treatment in the Nimue Skin Tech Ladies Lounge for a day of pampering, fabulous prizes,generous Goodie Bags and the Melbourne Cup! read more >

gallops South Otago Cup Day

Gates Open: 10:30 am Saturday 27 Sep - Wingatui
For those in the South Otago region who love a great day out at the races, this raceday is a celebration for the South Otago community and features the running of the Balclutha Cup. Bus and hospitality packages are available so get in touch to organise your day at the races. read more >

gallops National Jumps Day

Gates Open: 9:00 am Sunday 28 Sep - Te Rapa
The last day of the jump racing season is a celebratory occasion, where the jump racing fraternity turn out in large numbers for a relaxed and fun day out at Te Rapa. Get on-course for a unique day of racing. read more >

harness Advanced Joinery Breeders Day

Gates Open: 10:00 am Sunday 28 Sep - Motukarara
Join Banks Peninsula Trotting Club for Advanced Joinery Breeders Day, featuring the D G Jones Trotting Cup. Previous winners of this illustrious trophy include such great horses as I Can Doosit, Vulcan, Lyall Creek and Sundon. This is a family day out with free kids entertainment, live country music and plenty of racing action for mum and dad. read more >

gallops The Livamol Classic

Gates Open: 10:30 am Saturday 04 Oct - Hastings
Tradition, fashion, style and heart stopping racing action all meet in a glorious setting at Hawke's Bay's most stylist spring event. As the Spring Carnival's grande finale - and Hawke's Bay's biggest raceday - this is a day not to be missed. read more >

gallops 2014 Rotorua Plate Day

Gates Open: 11:00 am Saturday 18 Oct - Rotorua
The region's richest and most glamorous event of spring, 2014 Rotorua Plate Day features two iconic races: the "Agrodome Rotorua Plate" and the time-honoured "Lion Red Plate". There will also be competition for fillies of the two legged variety, with the 4th annual "Fashions In The Field". It's all about style, sophistication, glamour and elegance! read more >

gallops Labour Weekend Races

Gates Open: 11:30 am Saturday 25 Oct - Trentham
A great place to spend your Saturday on a long weekend. A fantastic day of racing waits, including the $85,000 Totara Park Stud Wellington Guineas, $70,000 Vision Enhancement Thompson Handicap and the $45,000 Moemoea Park Wellesley Stakes. read more >

harness The Trust Ashburton Flying Stakes

Monday 27 Oct - Ashburton
Join Ashburton Trotting Club for their first meeting of the 2014-15 season on Monday 27 October: the Trust Ashburton Flying Stakes. A top day of racing and plenty of entertainment waits at this late-spring raceday. read more >
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Tickets are selling fast to Hawke’s Bay’s most stylish event: The Livamol Classic on Saturday 4 October. Be on-course for the Best of the Bay’s racing, entertainment, style and stunning weather. Book your hospitality package now!