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 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 Team Wealleans Matamata Cup Feature Raceday 2014

Saturday 11 Oct - Matamata
Join Matamata Racing Club this Saturday 11 October for Team Wealleans Matamata Cup Feature Day. Feel the passion and excitement as horses thunder past and be swept off your feet by the thrill of the chase! It's all there at Team Wealleans Matamata Cup Day, so let's bring it on! 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 >

harness Methven Cup Meeting

Gates Open: 10:00 am Sunday 19 Oct - Methven
Join Methven Trotting Club for the Group 3 Mountain River Processor's Methven Cup - a race used by a number of potential NZ Trotting Cup contenders. Enjoy a great day of racing from a prime trackside position. Activities include the Brown Pub Punter of the Year for a $4,000 1st prize. Plenty of great hospitality options. See you there! read more >

gallops The Edge Spring Raceday feat. Contiki Whips N Spurs

Gates Open: 11:00 am Saturday 25 Oct - Ellerslie
A day at the races for everyone! There's no place like Ellerslie to experience the excitement and thrills of first class racing. Spend the day in one of our public rooms in the Ellerslie Stand or outside on the public lawn and enjoy easy access to bars, grandstand seating and TAB facilities. 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 >

gallops Tauranga Christmas at the Races

Gates Open: 9:30 am Saturday 01 Nov - Tauranga
The Best of the Bay is on show this Christmas as Tauranga Racecourse comes alive with spirited thoroughbred racing. With an unparalleled party atmosphere, live entertainment and a range of hospitality options, you choose how you want to celebrate this festive season. Make sure you book early - these packages sell out fast! read more >

gallops Ricoh Feilding Gold Cup

Gates Open: Saturday 01 Nov - Awapuni
Head to Awapuni Racecourse to watch some of New Zealand's top thoroughbreds battle it out on the turf. Book into one of the popular hospitality packages and be entertained in style or kick back and relax in the Public Terrace Bar & Cafe. read more >

harness Centennial Race Meeting 2014

Monday 03 Nov - Kaikoura
Join the Kaikoura Trotting Club in celebrating their 100th birthday at South Bay Racecourse. This race meeting should be on the bucket list of any racing enthusiast. With a great picnic environment join in the crowd in the centre of the course to watch the lead in horses for the NZ Cup go around in the Kaikoura Cup. 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!