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 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

Gates Open: 10:30 am 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 >

gallops Friday Racing at Otaki

Gates Open: 11:00 am Friday 02 May - Otaki
Enjoy some great live thoroughbred racing brought to you by the Otaki-Maori Racing Club. Located less than an hours drive from Wellington or Palmerston North, this is a great place to spend your Friday afternoon! read more >

harness Alexandra Park Autumn Trotting Carnival Night 2

Friday 02 May - Alexandra Park
Rally your friends together and enjoy a Friday night out at the Alexandra Park Autumn Trotting Carnival. The second of three nights of racing, you're spoiled for choice when it comes to Alex Park's famous hospitality options. Choose to watch the two big races of the night - the Taylor Mile and Trotters Challenge - from the Top of the Park, Tasman Room or the Alex Bar and Eatery. read more >

gallops Autumn Carnival Day 4 - Premier Raceday

Gates Open: 10:00 am Saturday 03 May - Riccarton Park
Head along to Riccarton Park for a great day of racing. Make a day of it: Reserve your spot on-course in one of the popular Grand National Reserve or Show Gate Reserve Car Parks to secure a prime spot for the D Reynolds Electrical Great Easter Stakes and Berkley Stud Champagne Stakes. 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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