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Canterbury Racing is one of New Zealand major racing organisations. Canterbury Racing’s headquarters are at the historic Riccarton Park where there has been racing since 1855. The course is situated just minutes from the Christchurch city centre and International Airport and offers racing fans a beautiful country setting complemented by modern, elegant facilities. There is also a major training and stabling facility as well as the racing opportunities. Canterbury Racing stages numerous race meetings each year with 18 of those at Riccarton Park in the current season.
Membership: There are 5 types of memberships:
$150 City Member –all Riccarton Park racedays
$80 Young City Member (under 30yrs)(Receive 2 tickets)
$25 Provincial Member – racing at Rangiora and the Hororata raceday at Riccarton Park.
$170 City and Provincial Member
$100 Provincial and Young City Member
For more information, please contact Alison Robin (Alison@riccartonpark.co.nz tel: 03 336 0000)
Each suite has a superb vista of racing with the Canterbury Plains and Southern Alps beyond. You can choose from 12 suites, each catering for 10 to 80 people. For more information, please contact Chris Rowe (firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 03 336 0053)
New Zealand Cup Week – November
This is arguably the greatest week of racing in New Zealand, embracing everything that is great about Christchurch and Canterbury.
Nine Group and Listed races dominate the 32 races held over the meeting.
At this meeting Riccarton Park becomes the focal point of spring racing with the very best three-year-olds travelling to Christchurch seeking to emulate some of the greats of the Australasian turf by winning either of the Guineas races.
December - Riccarton Park Christmas at the Races
The Christchurch home of thoroughbred racing provides you with wonderful options for your end-of-year celebration. Twilight action starts at 4pm with a live band and all the festive fun you need for a great evening out.
January - Interislander Summer Festival Riccarton Races
Enjoy a great family day out this summer at the Interislander Summer Festival Riccarton Park Races. There will be plenty of children’s entertainment available all day that will keep the kids busy while you sit back, relax and enjoy the exciting racing action!