Training Facilities

The Matamata Racing Club (MRC) has long been recognised as one of New Zealand’s most significant racing and training centres.

On a daily basis, approximately 60 trainers and more than 700 horses use the Matamata racecourse facilities, comprising grass, plough, sand and all-weather tracks, as well as a swimming pool, schooling fences, weighing scales and other modern aids including customised jumpout gates.

 

Matamata trainers invariably play a leading role in the country’s major races as well as enjoying their share of success at Australian racing carnivals.

Situated in the centre of New Zealand’s highest racing and breeding population, Matamata is blessed with skilled veterinarians, farriers, pre-trainers, horse breakers, agisters and the like, along with a full range of feed merchants, saddlers and equine transporters.

That central location also has significance for Matamata’s racing population, with 10 racecourses within a two-hour drive and other provinces such as Hawke's Bay, Taranaki and Manawatu also relatively close at hand.

In recent years the MRC has undertaken a pro-active programme of building stable accommodation on the course and renting it out, with the results enjoyed by resident trainers Lance O' Sullivan & Andrew Scott, Steve Autridge and Graham Richardson proving the worth of that policy.

Matamata Racing Club's facilities include two grandstands overlooking the main racetrack and the various training tracks, with the Kaimai Ranges providing a picturesque backdrop.

     

Matamata Racing Club Racing Ahead TRM April 2015.pdf 

Phone: 07 888 8898
Fax: 07 888 6222
 

HORSES IN TRAINING

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AUGUST  803  862  790  794 762 759 674 721 704 671
SEPTEMBER  851  891  838  832 831 807 779 746 722 712
OCTOBER  843  884  834  825 845 806 794 743 721 711
NOVEMBER  702  710  747  750 756 725 687 696 654 687
DECEMBER  635  691  697  717 713 697 692 638 662 649
JANUARY  647  644  681  716 717 663 624 645 661 645
FEBRUARY  691  762  737  757 734 670 669 694 671 697
MARCH  724  753  736  809 796 710 727 660 692 668
APRIL  718  716  735  718 757 692 669 607 632 600
MAY  697  698  693  688 668 650 620 608 621 640
JUNE  659  661  637  621 624 675 610 564 591 540
JULY  698  719  690  706 722 735 665 628 644 635
AVERAGE  722  744  735  744 744 716 684 663 665 655