Horse & Crowd

Background 

 The Otaki-Maori Racing Club's home is the Otaki Racecourse and is located less than an hours drive from either Wellington or Palmerston North. The club has enjoyed a long, colourful and successful history since its establishment in 1886. We are proud that to be the sole surviving Maori racing club in New Zealand – others having disappeared prior to the twentieth century.

As well as running all Otaki-Maori Racing Club race meetings every season, the course also operates Levin Racing Club race days at the course.

The racecourse itself is sited on a rich and easily accessible plain, and just two minutes east of Otaki Railway and State Highway One (Follow the signs from the Otaki roundabout).
The track is used daily by up to 140 horses in training, largely because of its ideal location in the central lower North Island plus its excellent training facilities.

Part of the club’s success is due to its long-serving (now retired) secretary-manager Neale Ames (29 years), course manager, the late Harold Fulford (27 years), and the dedicated committee members and officials – which include a patron, a president, vice-presidents and 12 stewards.

The Otaki-Maori Racing Club is unique in that full, or ordinary, membership is open only to people tracing to the Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Toa, and Te Ati Awa tribes. There are of course other membership options for those not descended from the tribes – and we welcome all inquiries, constantly seek new ideas, new energy and new sponsors.

If you’d like to be a part of the iconic Otaki-Maori Racing Club's success, its events, history and future, please contact us – online, check out Membership Applications or go to Club People on this site.


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NEXT OTAKI-MAORI RACES

Friday 23rd June 2017

Industry Day 

7 Races  

First Scheduled 12.23 pm 

Last race scheduled 3.51 pm  

Gates open 11.30 am    

Gate Charge: FREE (Children under 17 accompanied by an adult) 

Members Stand Day open to all 

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