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 23 May 2017: Recorded by Dennis Ryan ››
23 May 2017Sleeping Beauty and Miss Foxy Gal signalled their weekend prospects with an impressive gallop during a quiet training session at Matamata this morning. Working 20 metres out on a slow course proper with heavy frost on the ground, Sleeping Beauty (C
Matamata Trackwork Tuesday 16th May 2017: Recorded by Dennis Ryan ››
16 May 2017Underthemoonlight left no doubts about her fitness for Rotorua on the weekend when she galloped impressively at Matamata this morning. Working on the sand later in the session when fog affecting early timing had cleared, Underthemoonlight cut out 10
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
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