Clubs & Courses
Oamaru J.C.Clubs & Courses Index
The Oamaru Jockey Club races three times a year and prides itself for being known as one of the premier winter tracks in the South Island. Due to its central location it is well supported by trainers and owners across the country.
Oamaru Cup Day – July
Held traditionally on the last day of the New Zealand racing season in July. As a result, it has often been the venue for “premiership” showdowns between the country’s leading jockeys and trainers hungry to get final wins on the board to secure their title. The Oamaru Cup and the North Otago Cup often attract quality horses targeting the Winter Cup, and large fields are often prominent due to the excellent winter racing surface the track is able to provide. Audience participation events have become a tradition of late and the Cup day also feature the “North Otago Gumboot Tossing Championship”, including the Oamaru All-Ages Booticap. There is a very competitive Team Punters Challenge, a Punters Club and heaps of kid’s activities. One of the other forms of entertainment is a North v South Jockey Challenge.