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NZ Thoroughbred Racing, in conjunction with the Northern Programming Committee chaired by John Craig, has approved the following programme for the race meetings prior to the end of July 2019.

The Northern Clubs' race meeting programmes have now been approved and are available on the LoveRacingNZ website in their race meeting calendar section. Below is the attached summary for the meetings at Ruakaka.

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Membership renewals and applications for Membership of the Whangarei Racing Club will be due before the first meeting this winter on Wednesday May 15.

A renewal membership form will be sent out to current Members.The Membership year for the Whangarei Racing Club has been aligned to its main racing period of mid-May to the following January, with most meetings held in the period June to September.

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Welcome to Ruakaka Racing

The Whangarei Racing Club is an incorporated society, promoting and assisting the development of the sport of thoroughbred horse racing in Northland by conducting race meetings, horse training and other events and functions at its Ruakaka Racecourse on Peter Snell Road, Ruakaka. Trainers also utilise the Bream Bay beach that adjoins the eastern edge of the racecourse.


Racing at Ruakaka is held at various times throughout the year but has the reputation of being a strategic NZ thoroughbred racing winter racetrack with its sand based profile. Being only a ninety minute drive from Auckland north shore and twenty-five minutes south of Whangarei in the Marsden Point greater region, the course attracts many summer holiday visitors with the Summer Festival Race meeting in January, its winter racing season of Saturdays in June, July and August and then its premier Spring Into Racing meeting that features the Northland Breeders Stakes (LR).


The Ruakaka facility is a key community asset providing recreational facilities to the local pony club and major fund raising opportunities for charitable organizations such as Mid-western Lions, Surf Life Saving Club and school associations.


Some great moments from Ruakaka Racing!