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!

TRACS Sports bar Raceday
Friday 16th April
First Race 12.15pm

 

Trackwork

Trackwork 16th March

Wellington Guineas candidates Brando and Need I Say More looked primed for their Trentham weekend assignment when paired in an impressive gallop at Matamata on Tuesday morning. Working on the plough, Brando (Bosson) and Need I Say More (Harris) were well matched over...

Trackwork 9th March

Class racemares Melody Belle and Avantage looked on right on target for their weekend clash in the Bonecrusher NZ Stakes when they galloped stylishly at Matamata on Tuesday morning. Most fast work took place on the course proper, where the going was slow and the...

News

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...

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.

Track Records