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 Track work 5th December 2017, recorded by Dennis Ryan ››
14 Dec 2017Heavy fog at Matamata this morning severely hindered the timing of horses as they got through their work ahead of another busy weekend of racing. On the plough Te Rapa entries Zambezi Warrior (Bosson) and Beaumarchais (McNab) were paired in strong w
Matamata Track work 28th November, recorded by Dennis Ryan ››
28 Nov 2017Promising colt The Boy Wonder looked ready for the step up to black-type company when he worked impressively at Matamata this morning. Galloping 18 metres out on a dead course proper, The Boy Wonder (Bayliss) was sent over ground and built momentum
Matamata Trackwork Tuesday 21 November 2017: Recorded by Dennis Ryan ››
21 Nov 2017Several candidates for feature races at Pukekohe this weekend shaped up well in training at Matamata this morning. Most work took place on the plough, where Counties Cup entry Zambezi Warrior, with raceday rider Danielle Johnson in the saddle, strod
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