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


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...

4th February

Heavy fog put a dampener on proceedings at Matamata as a number of leading candidates for feature events at Te Rapa on Saturday were put through their paces. Amongst the handful of gallops that were able to be partially timed, Waikato Guineas entry Dragon Leap...


Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour

VRC MEDIA RELEASE The People’s Cup races towards New Zealand Matamata, Wellington and Otago will all join racing history when they play host to the $200,000, 18-carat gold Lexus Melbourne Cup this week as part of the 17th annual Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour. The coveted...

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