Raceday Packages

There are seven great ways to think about spending a day at the races.

1. Free Admission
2. Members Stand
3. Table and Umbrella Package
4. Book a Table
5. Book a Mini Marquee
6. Car Boot Party Spots

7. Corporate Function

1. Free Admission:
Be entertained by top Thoroughbred action. It is easy, requires no planning and is an effortless laid back option for casual groups or a last minute decision. On all race days entry is free.


2. Members Stand Admission:
This is an under-utilised option that those in the know take advantage of regularly. Casual raceday goers can head to the raceday office and ask to buy a Day Member Stand ticket at $10 per person for the day. This provides exceptional views of the course and the Kaimai Ranges with all amenities close at hand.

3. Table & Umbrella Package:
Recently introduced these stylish table and umbrella packages are an enjoyable way to relax outdoors providing that little bit of added comfort for the day. The lawn is situated so you can enjoy the raceday action being as close to the winning post as you can get with prime views into the birdcage. The “Lawn Party Packages” are available on the Club's Twilight Christmas at the Races Raceday.  Please contact the office for further information.

We now have available tickets to our Epsom landing & Lawn area for our J Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders' Stakes Raceday in February each year!  You can enjoy the raceday action, the glamour of the Fashion In The Field and view some of the latest lifestyle and fashion trends on offer.  This is not a BYO function.  Contact Carol on 07 888 8898 or email admin@matamataracingclub.co.nz to buy tickets or obtain further information.

4. Book a Table in the Kaimai Party at the Post Function:
On the Club's major raceday, our J Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders' Stakes Raceday, you have the option to book one or more tables in the premier lounge that is normally reserved for our Sponsors and VIP guests. Situated on the first floor and overlooking the birdcage, this prime viewing location provides you and your guests an amazing day out.  This is a superb way to entertain your friends and work mates so book a table or two for your group now then sit back and enjoy the entertainment and party atmosphere.  This is not a BYO function.

5. Book a Mini Marquee:
Relax with your friends and family and enjoy an afternoon of racing action from your very own private mini marquee with superb views of the action and all-day entertainment surrounding you. These little beauties cater for up to ten people perfectly or can be joined together for larger groups providing a unique Al Fresco experience for larger groups to mix, mingle and have some fun!  These are BYO catering and refreshments. 


6. Car Boot Party:
It has become a Matamata tradition...pull up with your goodies in the car and have a day at the races with your mates right on the home straight! Create your own fun during the summer months in a reserved site located along the home straight with TAB facilities and a variety of food vendors close by. 6m x 6m spots are available on our iconic J Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders' Stakes Raceday, Saturday 27 February 2016, Team Wealleans Matamata Cup Raceday on 10 October 2015 and Christmas at the Races Twilight Raceday on 16 December 2015.  Prime position spots sell quick so book now!

7. Corporate Function:

A tailered package in your own private, themed space is a great way to celebrate with your staff, friends, family and colleagues.

Entertain your guests by hiring a lounge specifically for your needs that can be fully catered with a menu that suits your taste and budget, we provide it all.  Exclusive TAB and bar facilities are within your lounge.

We have lounges that can cater for various group sizes. 

The Gazebo Lounge is very popular and is ideal with exceptional views of the course and the Kaimai Ranges. It is an eight sided lounge and has an exclusive grassed area for outside seating.  The capacity is 120-200 with the grassed area in use.