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

Fourteen 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!

Fast Track Insurance Raceday
Wednesday 23rd September

First Race 12:32pm


Trackwork 15th September

Three-year-old stablemates Miss Aotearoa and Yourpoint drew attention to their Hastings prospects with impressive work at Matamata this morning. Galloping on the plough, Gold Trail Stakes runner Miss Aotearoa (Bosson) shaded Tarzino Trophy favourite Avantage (D...

Trackwork – 1st September

Class racemare Avantage highlighted her Foxbridge Plate prospects with an impressive hitout at Matamata on Tuesday morning. Course proper gallops took place right-handed, where the going was slow 22 metres out. Avantage (Bosson) was paired with Savvy Yong Blonk (T...


Passing of Racing Bill welcomed by Industry

The passing of the Racing Industry Bill after its third reading today is a momentous occasion for New Zealand racing and delivers transformational change, says the leaders of New Zealand racing. Read full article here

Clubs conference call delivers further clarity

A Tuesday morning conference call involving NZ Thoroughbred Racing personnel and some 50 club representatives provided further clarity of the path towards the resumption of racing. NZTR CEO Bernard Saundry (pictured) chaired the conference call, repeating earlier...

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