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!

TRAC Sports Bar Matamata Raceday
Wednesday 25th March
FIRST RACE 1.23 pm
Please note: Due to Coronavirus there is no general admittance


18th February

A large number of feature race candidates for Saturday’s local meeting as well as Otaki made for a busy training session at Matamata on Tuesday. Karaka Million winner Cool Aza Beel (McNab) and recent debut winner Need I Say More (Bosson) were paired over 1000m on the...

11th February

Dragon Leap confirmed that his New Zealand Derby campaign is back on track when he galloped stylishly at Matamata on Tuesday. Working on the plough, Dragon Leap (Yanagida) was paired with Shezathinka (T Harris) over ground, with the last 1200m in 1:19.3, 1000m in...


IMPORTANT – MRC Covid-19 Notice

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MATAMATA RACING CLUB TRAINING TRACK PERMIT-HOLDERS Please note that as of March 25 2020, the Matamata Racing Club has made the decision to close its training facility for the next 14 days at least. This follows the decision by a large majority of...

MRC Racing Bill Submission

To: Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee Matamata Racing Club Inc. (MRC) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Select Committee on the Racing Industry Bill. MRC is New Zealand’s largest combined racing and training facility, located in...

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