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 20th June 2017: Recorded by Dennis Ryan ››
20 Jun 2017Sound Works shaped as a likely improver when she galloped stylishly at Matamata this morning in preparation for her Tauranga weekend assignment. Working 20 metres out on a slow course proper, Sound Works (Rastrick) made the running at a steady rate
Matamata Trackwork 13 June 2017: Recorded by Dennis Ryan ››
13 Jun 2017Amarula and Valante signalled their weekend prospects with a smart gallop at Matamata this morning. Galloping on the all-weather track, Amarula (P McKay) and Valante (S McKay) had pace on from the start of their 1000-metre hitout to cover the distan
Matamata Trackwork Tuesday 6 June 2017: Recorded by Dennis Ryan ››
06 Jun 2017Ali Baba looked in good order for his Te Rapa weekend engagement when he got through sound work at Matamata this morning. Galloping on the course proper, which was heavy 18 metres out, Ali Baba (C Grylls) worked away from the 1200-metre mark to run
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