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!

Noble & Lee Christmas at the Races
Wednesday 23rd December
First Race 3.04pm



Trackwork 20th October

Rocket Spade was one of a number of talented three-year-olds preparing for weekend feature racing at Te Rapa when he galloped impressively at Matamata on Tuesday morning. On the course proper, where the going was slow 22 metres out, Rocket Spade (Yanagida) was...

Trackwork 13th October

  Livamol Classic contenders were the centre of attention at Matamata on Tuesday morning, when leading candidates Melody Belle and Avantage took time honours. Melody Belle (T Harris) and Avantage (Bosson) were paired in solid work on the course proper, where the...


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...

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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