Become a sponsor at Awapuni

Benefits of sponsorship 

Raceday Sponsorship packages are very affordable and represent great value. Sponsorship options start from around $1500 for supporting races on Saturdays and public holidays and $1000 midweek.

Amongst the benefits Raceday sponsors will receive are :

• Naming rights to an event with your business name appearing in national newspapers as part of their racing coverage, on Radio Trackside, live TV coverage through the TAB Trackside channel (350,000 viewers every week watch Trackside) and in over 600 TAB retail outlets throughout New Zealand. 

• Racebook advertising and oncourse signage on the day.

• Raceday VIP hospitality including tickets, racebooks and Committee luncheon invitation.

• The opportunity to meet the winning owners of your race and celebrate their success and you will be able to make a small presentation (which is provided by the Club) to the winner of your race to mark the occasion.

• Exclusive access to the Club's sponsor facilities to entertain your clients/guests on the day can also be arranged.

• Ongoing involvement in the Club's activities throughout the year.

• Major race sponsors ($5000+) also have the opportunity to erect permanent signage oncourse. Sponsorship of major "black type" races increases the national coverage and profile of your event and may include naming rights to the raceday, e.g. Ford Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes meeting.

Racing Sponsorship works providing the perfect mix of business and pleasure 

For further information please contact Deanna Carr either by phone (06) 356 4940 or email

latest info

It's been a long time between drinks for Makfi gelding Lincoln Bay, but the signs are there that he may be close to winning form again.

10 January 2019
Deanna Carr
AWAPUNI TRACKWORK Thursday, January 10 By RON GURNEY It's been a long time between drinks for Makfi gelding Lincoln Bay, but the signs are there that he may be close to winning form again. The six-year-old galloped boldly in training at Awapuni this morning and could be a surprise package in the r65 2100m at Trentham on Saturday, with apprentice jockey Madan Singh claiming 2kg. Fast work took place on the plough (good), where Lincoln Bay was paired with maiden stablemate Ajay Lincoln (by Sebring) over 800m in 49.8, the last 600 in 37.3. Lava Rock (by Rock 'n' Pop) had a Sweet Orange maiden for company over a 600m dash in 37.7. Lava Rock has not raced since finishing fourth on debut in September. Wellington entrant Henree Winkler (r82 1400m) covered 800m in 50.8, the last 600 in 38.7, while his stablemates Kamanda Lincoln (Trentham Stakes) and Fictitious (r72 mile) went together in 51.1 and 38 even. Though well held, Hank Moody (Trentham Stakes) was keen in his work over 1000m in 1.8.3, coming the final 800m in 53.9, the last 600 in 39.8. That's Amore and Lincoln Sky, both in Saturday's r65 1400m, were on terms throughout 800m in 52.3, the last 600 in 39 even. Beefeater and Lubaya, race rivals in the Anniversary Handicap (1600m), were not after time, being kept to 1000m in 1.10.3, the final 800m in 55.5 and last 600 in 41 even. They worked impressively on the course proper on Tuesday. Hazelnut (by Road To Rock), trained by Roydon Bergerson, did three-quarter pace over 800m, the last 600 in 43.5. This four-year-old mare was placed in two trials during the spring.
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