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 29 November 2016: Recorded by Dennis Ryan ››
29 Nov 2016A number of horses with feature weekend engagements were in good form as they got through their paces at Matamata this morning. On the course proper, which was good 23 metres out, Red Striker (M Jones) hit out boldly over 1000m in 1:04.2 and found
Matamata Trackwork Tuesday 22 November 2016: Recorded by Dennis Ryan ››
22 Nov 2016Hello M’Lady prepared for Friday’s Wellington Stakes at Otaki with an exceptional piece of work at Matamata this morning. Galloping on the plough and with blinkers fitted, Hello M’Lady (K McQuade) was asked for a stern hitout and d
Matamata Trackwork Tuesday 15 November 2016: Recorded by Dennis Ryan ››
15 Nov 2016Perfect Fit looked in good order to resume at Saturday’s Pukekohe meeting when working at Matamata this morning. Galloping 23 metres out on a dead course proper, Perfect Fit (Coleman) shaded her stablemate Irish Moon (Lammas) at the end of a s
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