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 25 October 2016: Recorded by Dennis Ryan ››
25 Oct 2016Dragon Robe and Only If shaped up for Tauranga on the weekend with an eye-catching gallop at Matamata this morning. Working on the plough, Dragon Robe (Lammas) and Only If (Davidson) put the pace on from the 1000-metre mark to run the distance in 1:
Matamata Trackwork Tuesday 18 October 2016: Recorded by Dennis Ryan ››
18 Oct 2016Heavy fog prevented the timing of any gallops at Matamata this morning when a number of horses with important Labour Weekend engagements were put through their paces. Among those to impress as they completed their work were Abidewithme and Zambezi W
Matamata Trackwork Tuesday 11 October 2016: Recorded by Dennis Ryan ››
11 Oct 2016Promising galloper Sleeping Beauty looked ready to continue her winning form when she galloped stylishly at Matamata this morning. Working 15 metres on a heavy course proper, Sleeping Beauty (D Weatherley) was strong at the line as she completed 100
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