Manawatu Racing Club and the Ashhurst-Pohangina Racing Club

Ashhurst-Pohangina Cup Raceday

Friday February 9th

The Ashhurst-Pohangina Club played a vital role in the development of the Awapuni Racing Centre and this raceday celebrates their involvement.  While racing was once held on the Ashhurst Domain before moving to Awapuni, we continue to recognise the valuable role of the Ashhurst-Pohangina Valley within the racing industry in the Manawatu. 

The Club would also like to acknowledge the continued support of Carters who are sponsoring the main race on the day for the fourteenth consecutive year.


Eight races 

First Race - Approx 12.15pm 

Last Race - Approx 4.22pm 

ENTRY: Adults $10 Children (under 18) FREE

Gates open from 11am

"Member for a Day" Members stand passes available for $10 from the Race day office  



If you would like to join us in the Members Stand

please contact the Awapuni office on (06) 356 4940 


A Member on course could win $50 000! But you must be here to win! 

A great extra incentive for any RACE inc Club member to be at Awapuni -winning $50,000!

Simply register on arrival before Race 2 using your Members card (not guest card) at the race day office. 
The draw with those registered will take place after Race 2 and the winner notified via the loudspeaker system who then must present themselves to the race day office prior to Race 3.

The Member must then correctly choose the winners in 4 selected races at Awapuni(as determined by the the Racing Manager) at least 15 minutes before the first chosen race.
If all four selections are winners, the member will take home $50 000 !  

FREE Transport from Ashhurst 

Leave the car at home and take the FREE BUS from the Ashhurst Inn at 11.00am, returning following the last race.

To book your seat on the bus or for more information contact Julie Bowe
Ph: 06 356 4940 ext 3




Ashhurst Inn

MacDonald Family

Rowden Electrical

Marsden Shearing

The Tank Guy

Aranui Harvesters