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Ellerslie is the home of the Auckland Racing Club and is New Zealand’s premier racecourse. As the showplace of the thoroughbred industry, Ellerslie hosts 24 racemeetings a year. The course has a world renowned reputation for the beauty of its grounds, gardens and trees as well as its famous steeplechase track. First-class facilities combined with outstanding cuisine and service provide the ultimate in raceday hospitality and double as an outstanding Event Centre and function venue on non-racedays.
Membership: Annual subscription $215. Includes:
Entry to the racecourse and member’s enclosure (Ascot Grandstand)
Member’s car park pass
Reciprocal privileges with a number of national and international Racing Clubs
|Sun 9 Sep 2018||Te Rapa||Premier 2|
|Sat 27 Oct 2018||Ellerslie||Feature|
|Tue 6 Nov 2018||Ellerslie||Premier 1|
|Sat 1 Dec 2018||Ellerslie||Premier|
|Sat 8 Dec 2018||Ellerslie||Other|
|Thu 13 Dec 2018||Ellerslie||Other|
|Sun 16 Dec 2018||Ellerslie||Other|
|Wed 26 Dec 2018||Ellerslie||Premier|
|Tue 1 Jan 2019||Ellerslie||Premier|
|Sun 13 Jan 2019||Ellerslie||Other|
|Sat 26 Jan 2019||Ellerslie||Premier|
|Sat 16 Feb 2019||Ellerslie||Premier|
|Sat 2 Mar 2019||Ellerslie||Premier|
|Sat 9 Mar 2019||Ellerslie||Premier|
|Sat 30 Mar 2019||Ellerslie||Other|
|Sat 20 Apr 2019||Ellerslie||Premier|
|Sat 25 May 2019||Ellerslie||Other|
|Sat 1 Jun 2019||Ellerslie||Other|
|Mon 3 Jun 2019||Ellerslie||Other|
Auckland Cup Week
Spread over two Saturdays in March, New Zealand's richest and biggest sporting event showcases the ultimate in thoroughbred racing, fashion and glamour.
Visit www.ellerslie.co.nz for more information!
The Te Rapa racecourse is six kilometres north of Hamilton. A symmetrical left-handed track with a circumference of 1788 metres. The Waikato Racing Club races fourteen times a year, and shares the facilities with the Cambridge Jockey Club (two meetings) and the Taumarunui Club who stage their annual meeting on the course in July.
Te Rapa Road
HamiltonTe Rapa Road
Entry to all other Te Rapa racedays is free including car parking
Facilities: The Kentucky Lounge is the Members facility. There is a children’s playground on course.
Hospitality: There are seven private suites available to people wishing to entertain corporate guests. Various menus and beverage options are available.
Non racedays: Te Rapa is also home to Te Rapa Conference & Function Centre. With a park like setting right in Hamilton, this modern facility has several well appointed lounges offering tasteful decor, lift access, wheelchair access, ample off street parking, and all rooms have a bar and dance floor. Visit www.hamcat.co.nz for more details.
|TE RAPA TRACK RECORDS|
|(Since introduction of Metrics)|
|1600||GRACE WITH POWER||56.0kg||01:33.47||09/11/2013|
|2000||(NZ) CAPTAIN COOK||52.0kg||01:58.8||11/02/1992|
|2300||(NZ) PRINCE ALIBHAI||51.0kg||02:20.2||25/10/1993|
|2400||(NZ) THE FILBERT||58.0kg||02:24.9||22/11/1986|
|2400 (Hurdles)||GOOD IDEA||62.0kg||02:36.4||25/10/1993|
|3200 (Hurdles)||JUST A RIDGE||60.0kg||03:32.4||18/05/1985|
|Sat 25 Aug 2018||Pakuranga Hunt||Feature|
|Sun 9 Sep 2018||Auckland RC||Premier 2|
|Wed 19 Sep 2018||Waikato RC||Industry|
|Wed 26 Sep 2018||Waikato RC||Industry|
|Fri 5 Oct 2018||Waikato RC||Feature|
|Mon 22 Oct 2018||Waikato RC||Feature|
|Sat 10 Nov 2018||Waikato RC||Feature|
|Sun 25 Nov 2018||Cambridge JC||Other|
|Sat 15 Dec 2018||Waikato RC||Premier|
|Sat 22 Dec 2018||Waikato RC||Other|
|Sun 20 Jan 2019||Waikato RC||Other|
|Sat 9 Feb 2019||Waikato RC||Premier|
|Sun 14 Apr 2019||Waikato RC||Other|
|Sat 27 Apr 2019||Cambridge JC||Premier|
|Sat 4 May 2019||Waikato RC||Other|
|Sat 18 May 2019||Waikato RC||Other|
|Wed 29 May 2019||Waikato RC||Other|
|Sat 8 Jun 2019||Waikato RC||Other|
|Sat 6 Jul 2019||Waikato RC||Other|
|Sat 20 Jul 2019||Waikato RC||Other|
The Club conducts three Premier Race Days:
December - Waikato Times Gold Cup Day
February - International Day
May - Premier Jumping Day
Waikato Times Gold Cup Day has the largest attendance of any meeting at Te Rapa and being so close to Christmas accommodates many end of year business functions as well as full utilisation of the corporate facilities.
It is also a heavily family oriented day for picnics on the lawn and prior bookings for spaces are essential.
International Day is our elite premier meeting for the racing purist with two Group 1 races (Whakanui Stud International Stakes and Waikato Draught Sprint) and one Group 2 race - the Cambridge Stud Sir Tristram Fillies Classic. This meeting regularly features New Zealand's best racehorses such as Seachange, Mission Critical and Sir Slick last year.
The Premier Jumping Day attracts the jumping enthusiasts along with large functions and private groups oncourse. Te Rapa is regarded as one of the premier jumping venues and hosts our two feature races each year - the Braxton Waikato Steeplechase and Dunstan Feeds Waikato Hurdles at our May Meeting.
All race days accommodate a wide range of attendees and prior arrangements need to be finalised with Faye Bax to receive the best package to fit individual needs.
Sunday 24 November - Christmas at the Races
Cambridge Jockey Club hosts a Christmas celebration to remember at Te Rapa Racecourse. Make sure you join the party and book your group in today for a fun-filled, festive day out.
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Saturday 14 December - Te Rapa Christmas at the Races ft. The Waikato Times Gold Cup
Te Rapa Racecourse is the place to be for your Christmas Party, and Waikato Racing Club host a superb Christmas raceday. Saturday 15 December is the biggest day of the year featuring the Waikato Times Gold Cup, where the party atmosphere rocks and you will enjoy outstanding entertainment as well first-class racing.
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Saturday 21 December - Te Rapa Christmas at the Races
Te Rapa Racecourse is the place to be for your Christmas Party, and Waikato Racing Club host a superb Christmas raceday. On the 22 December enjoy a relaxed Christmas party - this is a great day to enjoy the company of friends, family or colleagues.
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