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 – 18th August

Shoshone confirmed her readiness for Saturday’s home track meeting when she worked in dashing style at Matamata on Tuesday. Galloping against the rail in the six-metre position where the ground was slow, Shoshone (S Collett) had pace on throughout 1000m, running the...

Trackwork – August 11th

The Mitigator and Cavallo Veloce prepared for Ruakaka on Saturday with a rousing gallop at Matamata on Tuesday morning. Working on the No. 1 sand, The Mitigator (P McKay) and Cavallo Veloce (S McKay) were well matched over 1000m in a smart 1:01.2, keeping up a solid...


Matamata RC Training Facility Status

Further to the March 25 Matamata Racing Club notification to training track permit-holders that the MRC training facility would be closed for the next 14 days, the MRC has extended that closure to continue indefinitely. With another two weeks minimum for the...

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