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!

Colchester Engineering Raceday
Sunday 2nd February



10th December

In A Twinkling looked all set for Saturday’s Waikato Cup assignment when he galloped impressively at Matamata this morning. Working 15 metres on a dead course proper, In A Twinkling had raceday rider Troy Harris in the saddle as he and fellow Te Rapa candidate Mazzuro...

26th November

Exciting three-year-old Dragon Leap looked ready for the step up to stakes company this weekend when he galloped impressively at Matamata. On the plough Dragon Leap (Yanagida) was partnered by stablemate Cia Siu Bao (Kozaki) in a solid 1000m hitout, running the...


Derby mount impresses Boss in early morning hitout

It was only three-quarter-pace work but it was still enough to tell the bloke on top, Australian jockey Glen Boss, that he’ll be more than a runner’s chance when he takes In A Twinkling to the start for Saturday’s Vodafone New Zealand Derby. The stars in the sky were...


Bavella will be out to preserve her unbeaten record in the Matamata breeders' Stakes The leading lights of Lance Noble’s Lindsay Racing team are set to step out in feature events at Matamata on Saturday week. Snitzel filly Bavella, a brilliant stakes winner on debut...

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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