Upcoming Events at Ruakaka Racing

Event date: 30/06/2018 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Northpine Waipu Cup - Celebrate with Northpine everything Scottish.

Northpine Waipu Cup - Celebrate with Northpine everything Scottish.

Waipu business Northpine celebrates the Scottish heritage of Waipu with sponsorship of the $35,000 Northpine Waipu Cup.

Northpine Waipu Cup

The race is now well established as an integral part of the Ruakaka winter racing season, attracting the open class gallopers looking for that better track condition on the sand based course at Ruakaka. With over $170,000 in stake money payable on the day the meeting attracts good quality runners to make for a quality Saturday afternoon of thoroughbred racing.

Northpine Ltd is an award-winning, privately-owned timber manufacturer based at Waipu (Northland), with a distribution centre in Silverdale, near Auckland. Northpine was established in 1999 by Keith Reay, Richard Wilson and Bruce Larsen from the rundown assets of the defunct Waipu Timber Company.

Northpine timber products come only from sustainably managed, high density Northland pine forests – because reliable academic research shows that pine grown in Northland is stronger, harder and stiffer than anywhere else in New Zealand.

As a Waipu based business it is appropriate that the non-racing activities are themed to join in with the Waipu in Tartan celebrations of the village's Scottish heritage. The kilts, pipers, dancers and whisky are to the fore with prizes for those who attend and are judged the best representation of Scottish colours.

The races programmed for the day are listed below but can be found on the NZ Thoroughbred Racing website at http://www.nzracing.co.nz/RaceInfo/46652/Meeting-Overview.aspx or click the link below.

 

$35,000 1400m - Northpine Waipu Cup : $25,000 Rating 75 2100m : $25,000 Rating 75 1200m : $22,500 Rating 65 1600m : $22,500 Rating 65 1200m :

 

$22,500 2YO SW&P 900m : $10,000 Maiden 1600m : $10,000 3YO Maiden 1200m.

 

A Guide for today's race meeting:
Day/Date Saturday June 30
Carparking Free parking within close proximity of entry gates and marked disabled parking spots including on tiered mound for viewing of races from car. Drive down Peter Snell Road and follow the road around the track.
Entry Free entry to the course with ample viewing areas such as under-cover tiered seating or standing and expansive lawn areas to place a rug or bring your own chair.
Owners Owners with horses racing today please call into the office for your Parade Ring deck and Sunline Bar passes and privileges. Just tell the staff your horses name and then your name. Photo identification may be required.
Horses Horses can be viewed pre-race in the parade ring at the southern end of the course. A short walk past the office on the carpark side takes you to the parade area for a visual inspection of the horses and to see the riders mount. The horses enter the course by passing in front of the elevated area if you don't wish to walk.
Bayview Café - open to all guests A'Fare Catering provides for café style meals with seating or take-aways. Pre-ordering of platters or meals a great option. Call the office or email info@ruakakaracing.co.nz
Alcoholic beverages NO BYO. Beer, wine and RTD spirits available at bars throughout the course on a cash basis. Eftpos withdrawals are located near the TAB betting windows or at the main office.
Betting TAB betting is available throughout the course - all you need to do is to ask the operator and have cash available. Eftpos to withdraw cash is located near TAB betting windows.
Public Bar Please use the Members Lounge bar to purchase your beverages. Seating in the Members' Lounge is for Members and their guests only.
Members Lounge Seating reserved for Members and their guests.
Beachside Bar Private mid-winter Chrsitmas function.
Surfbreak Lounge Reserved for guests of Northpine.
Bonecrusher Lounge
Parade Ring Deck and Sunline Bar ( trackside of the main office and adjoining the horses parade ring). Restricted to Owners with horses racing today, licensed participants and Members. Please display passes when entering the area.
President's Room Available for small private functions. Ideal for up to 30 guests.

 

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