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!

J Swap Contractors Ltd Matamata Breeders Stakes Raceday
Saturday 27th February
First Race 12.15pm

 

Trackwork

Trackwork 2nd February

In a relatively quiet session, New Plymouth feature race entries Quattro Quinta and Lily’s Lady shaped up well when paired in smart work at Matamata this morning. On the plough, Quattro Quinta (Bosson) and Lily’s Lady (C Grylls) had pace on throughout 1000m in 1:02.8,...

Trackwork 26th January

Champion racemare Melody Belle looked right on song for her shot at a slice of history on the weekend when she galloped stylishly at Matamata this morning. Working on the plough with raceday rider Opie Bosson in the saddle, Melody Belle looked comfortable throughout...

News

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...

Fashions in the Field

For those of you who really love to make the most of putting together a great raceday outfit, why not think about entering the Fashions in the Field? Buckets of fun and loads of fantastic prizes and win, lose or draw, you will get to do it in style!

The Joy of Race day Fashion

True race wear is unique.

It should be fashionable but feminine and elegant, and most importantly it is day wear, not evening wear. If you’d wear it to a evening event and it’s covered in bling it’s most likely the wrong choice.

The big days of racing call for hats, heels and handbags. Go all out and enjoy the fun of dressing up and stepping out with your friends for a day. Race wear can be fun, flirty and glamorous but it should still have an element of elegance for the big days and don’t forget to make the most of gorgeous matching accessories.

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