Clubs & Courses
Feilding J.C.Clubs & Courses Index
Situated five minutes from the Palmerston North town centre and fifteen minutes from the Airport, Awapuni Racecourse offers race goers the latest in modern facilities. Set amongst beautiful park-like grounds is the recent $8.7 million construction of the Awapuni multi-purpose Function Centre. Race goers can watch the all the action in the comfort and style from the latest modern facilities. The magnificent first floor, known as the Silks Lounge, will accommodate for up to 400 guests, it has large decking area with panoramic views of the race course. The 1800m Awapuni Track means all horses get their chance with a 400 metre home straight giving everyone a sight as they head home for victory.
Entry to Awapuni Racecourse is free for all Feilding Jockey Club race meetings except for Feilding Gold Cup Day - $5 Adult, U16 Free.
The colour, atmosphere and excitement of a day at the races provides an entertainment experience unlike any other. There is no better way to be part of the action than to become a member at one of the Racing clubs that race at Awapuni. Join today and you and your guest will be able to come racing at Awapuni racemeeting's throughout the year. Membership at Awapuni can also entitle you to rights at Wellington Racing Club racemeetings.
Membership Options Include:
Race Premier membership $175
RACE (full) membership $100
Country Club Member & Guest $40
Country Club Single Member $30
Under 30 Member $30
Hospitality packages are on offer at most meetings throughout the year. This is an opportunity to entertain guests, clients, staff or friends in style, with first class facilities and uninterrupted views of the course.
The packages will include:
Cash bar or all inclusive beverage package
Complimentary tea and coffee
Racebook per guest
Private tote facilities
MC to host the day (depending on day)
Feilding Jockey Club
PO Box 52, Palmerston North 4440T: 06 356 4940
F: 06 354 2885
Manager: Brent Wall
Feilding Gold Cup – November
The Feilding Gold Cup Raceday is the major racemeeting of the year for the Feilding Jockey Club. Total prizemoney on this day is $135,000, including $45,000 in the feature event - the Feilding Gold Cup.
The Feilding Gold Cup is one of the richest Listed races in New Zealand and is the major New Zealand race on the first day of the Victoria Racing Club's four day Melbourne Cup Carnival – AAMI Victoria Derby Day.
TAB betting on Feilding Gold Cup Raceday (a good guide to the interest generated by the event) is consistently over $1.9 million - making it one of the most successful race meetings at Awapuni. Feilding Gold Cup Day is popular with social groups and the corporate sector, with many businesses hosting early Christmas Parties here due to work commitments in December.