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!

Colchester Engineering Raceday
Saturday 22nd August

First Race 12:03pm


Trackwork 14th July

Born To Fight and Tiny Terror caught the eye at Matamata on Tuesday morning ahead of their Te Rapa weekend engagements. Galloping 18 metres out on a heavy course proper, Born To Fight (R Elliot) and Tiny Terror (Lammas) were well matched over a solid 1000m in 1:06.5,...

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...


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...

Track Records