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.

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Welcome to Matamata Racing Club

Thirteen race meetings per season, including its premier Breeders’ Stakes in February and an October feature race- day, are staged by the Matamata Racing Club on the left-handed track.

As well as Matamata’s own racing schedule, the South Waikato Racing Club conducts its popular annual race meeting at the Matamata course.

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 five on-site stable barns, with 152 horses now accommodated there.

Facilities are available for non-raceday activities, ranging from indoor functions such as weddings and funerals, as well as outdoor gatherings.


Next Race Meeting!

TRAC Sports Bar Matamata Raceday
Wednesday 25th March
FIRST RACE 1.23 pm
Please note: Due to Coronavirus there is no general admittance


Trackwork – 17th March

The Mitigator underlined his fitness for Saturday’s Japan Trophy when he galloped impressively at Matamata on Tuesday morning. On the No. 1 sand The Mitigator (P McKay) set off several lengths behind Watch This Space (Danis) and Bad ‘n’ Bouj (S McKay) and was timed...

Trackwork 10th March

A trio of Stephen Autridge-trained New Zealand Oaks candidates looked the part when they got through their main gallops at Matamata on Tuesday morning, where most work took place 20 metres out on the dead course proper. Sunline Vase winner Communique had raceday rider...


IMPORTANT – MRC Covid-19 Notice

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MATAMATA RACING CLUB TRAINING TRACK PERMIT-HOLDERS Please note that as of March 25 2020, the Matamata Racing Club has made the decision to close its training facility for the next 14 days at least. This follows the decision by a large majority of...

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