Start 2019 with a fun-filled family day at the Races. Parents can relax while the kids take advantage of the free fun activities including a bouncy castle, face painting, colouring competition and a running race.
Your attendance will also help us support the Life Education Trust on their annual Charity Race Day. For 30 years Life Education has been teaching health in New Zealand schools. Life Education helps children to: Develop life skills relating to their health and wellbeing, understand how to make healthy choices, gain knowledge about health and their bodies, develop self esteem and a positive understanding of themselves, and develop strategies for relating to others.
There are over 40 Life Education Trust’s throughout New Zealand and none of them receive government funding. All funds raised here in Taranaki, stay in Taranaki.
The day is also an apprentice only day, with a jockey challenge known as the Tour-de-Taranaki, with some great prize money available to the winning jockeys.
Call us now to ensure your family doesn't miss out on this jam-packed day!
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Experience the action on course with a General Admission ticket which provides access to the centrally located Tuson Public Stand, with Bet and Collect facilities, full bar, and amenities. Food is available from the West Coast Fish Company food truck.
General Admission $5
Under 18s free
General admission entitles you access to all public areas within the racecourse complex. Please note, there are reduced facilities within the grandstand this season.
Enhance your race day experience with a Members Stand ticket which provides you with Members Privileges for the day, including access to the Members Lounge with Bet & Collect facilities, full bar, cafe, and amenities at your fingertips, and with fantastic views of the birdcage, track, and winning post, you'll be in the heart of the race day action.
Members Stand ticket $20
Guest of a Member $10
(Does not include General Admission unless purchased prior to race day)
An ideal option for those who wish to enjoy a superior race day experience with reserved seating, floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking the birdcage and winning post, in-lounge amenities, and full hospitality package.
This stylish lounge offers prime views of the horses as they parade in the birdcage, sweeping views of the course, and winning post.
Booking early to secure your table in our most popular inside lounge.
Package Inclusions for each guest
- Racecourse admission
- Lounge admission and ticketing
- Reserved seating
- Members privileges
- Official race book
Two course buffet meal
Drinks waiter table service
Six beverage vouchers per person
A large selection of still and sparkling wine, standard and premium beer, low alcohol options, and non-alcoholic sodas, still and sparkling water
$99 per person
$94 per person when booked by a Member (Members are required to attend with their guests)
Floor to ceiling glass providing superior views of the track. Tables on tier one have Trackside TVs, with additional TVs located strategically around the lounge. Bet and Collect facilities, full cash bar, café, and amenities.
Shared inside space, tables on tiered levels for optimal viewing. Tables seat 6-8, multiple tables are located next to, or adjacent, each other based on bookings and numbers.
Race times are issued by the TAB approximately a month before the race day. These will be updated as soon as we have them.
Midday Race Days
Gates open an hour before the first race
The first race is usually between 12pm and 1pm
The last race is usually between 4.30 and 5.30pm
Updated race times are posted here and on our Facebook page, both in the feed and the event.