Welcome to Matamata Racing Club
The Matamata Racing Club, located at the Matamata racecourse two kilometres south of the eastern Waikato township of Matamata, is a centre of racing and training excellence.

Thirteen race meetings per season, including its Premier fixture in February and an October Feature raceday, are staged by the Matamata Racing Club on the left-handed track. 

The MRC also operates a highly successful training centre, with an average of more than 700 horses prepared on the course in any month of the year. In recent years the MRC has undertaken an extensive programme to construct four on-site stable barns, with 140 horses now accommodated there.

As well as Matamata's own racing schedule, the South Waikato Racing Club conducts its popular annual racemeeting at the Matamata course.

Facilities are available for non-raceday activities, ranging from indoor functions such as weddings and funerals as well as outdoor gatherings.


Matamata Trackwork Tuesday 30 August 2016: Recorded by Dennis Ryan ››
30 Aug 2016Eletist and Roseana’s Spirit looked well on target for weekend racing when they galloped soundly at Matamata this morning. Galloping right-handed on the outside of a slow course proper, Eletist (Lammas) and Roseana’s Spirit (A Jones) str
Matamata Trackwork Tuesday 23 August 2016: Recorded by Dennis Ryan ››
23 Aug 2016Makfi Challenge Stakes candidate Capella was one of several horses with weekend engagements to look the part in training at Matamata this morning. Galloping on the sand, Capella (Dowling) lengthened impressively over the final stages over her gallop
Matamata Trackwork Tuesday 26th July 2016: Recorded by Dennis Ryan ››
26 Jul 2016Wonder Woman prepared for Saturday’s Ryder Stakes with sound work during a rain-soaked training session at Matamata this morning. Galloping right-handed on a very heavy course proper, where the markers were out 20 metres, Wonder Woman (C Gryll
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