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 28 February 2017: Recorded by Dennis Ryan ››
28 Feb 2017Vodafone New Zealand Derby-bound stablemates Gingernuts and Beaumarchais underlined their fitness for Saturday’s classic with sterling work at Matamata this morning. Galloping on the plough, Gingernuts (Lammas) set off over ground slightly ahe
Matamata Trackwork Tuesday 21 February 2017: Recorded by Dennis Ryan ››
22 Feb 2017Two-year-olds with feature race engagements on their home track this weekend were the centre of attention during a busy training session at Matamata this morning. Galloping against the rail on a dead course proper, Summer Passage (C Grylls) was impr
Matamata Trackwork Tuesday 14 February 2017: Recorded by Dennis Ryan ››
15 Feb 2017Nucleonic and Ice Bomb looked sharp for the two-year-old feature at New Plymouth on Saturday when worked stylishly at Matamata this morning. Galloping on the plough, Nucleonic (Lammas) and Icebomb (McNab) were well matched over 1000m in 1:02.8, fini
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