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 30th June

Vainglory was right at home in the heavy conditions on the course proper at Matamata this morning ahead of Saturday’s Te Rapa meeting. With raceday rider Michael Coleman in the saddle, Vainglory strode to the end of 1200m in 1:26.7, the last 1000m in 1:11.9 and 600m...

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...


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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