Wednesday 26th December 2018

Boxing Day

General admission:

$15 pre-sales & $25 on the day

17 and under free when accompanied by adults

Member for a Day $55

Passes available to purchase at the Raceday Office

Access to the Members Stand and Members facilities. Members Stand dress standards 

The Silks Lounge Dining 

Corporate Box for the Day

Additional raceday hospitality options and packages 


Get Set

First race: Scheduled 12.10 pm (tbc*)

Last race: Scheduled 4.04 pm (tbc*)

Number of Races: 8

Gates open: 11.00 am

Race program and times tbc

*initial race timing schedule is normally available approx 4 weeks from the event however final timings are not confirmed until the Wednesday of the week of the event


Information to come.

Members Draw


Come join us

Whether you're perching up in the Silks Lounge, picnicking with the family, lounging under your gazebo or nursing a Christmas headache 'Puni is the place to be on Boxing Day.
There's something for everyone with a live band, children's entertainment, food trucks and great hospitality options available.
So rally the troops and purchase online tickets to save your spare cash to celebrate on the day!

The Silks Lounge 

Located on the top floor of the function centre, the room boasts panoramic views of the racecourse. 

Package Includes:

  • Reserved seating in the Silks Lounge
  • Race book and pen for each guest
  • Buffet lunch followed by dessert
  • TAB Facilities
  • Cash bar



MRC Members and Full Race Members discounted rate $50 per person (limit of 2 tickets per member)

Non Members $65 per person

Children 13 and under - pay their age

To book please contact:

06 356 4940



Situated alongside the Silks Lounge these modern corporate boxes each comfortably hold up to 40 guests for dining and viewing. If required, the dividing wall between the Feilding and Marton Boxes may be folded back up to 80 guests can be accommodated. 
These premium locations are available to be hired on racedays, however with limited numbers and excellent facilities often sell-out early. 



To book please contact:

06 356 4940 


Featuring the Undie 100 

Your chance to show your friends and family what you are really made of!

Fantistic Prizes to be won

Email hospitality@manawaturacing for a registration form

Or register between 11am and 2pm at Race Day Office on the day

Undie Run

NO BYO at Awapuni

All patrons, if they are drinking, are encourage to consume alcohol responsibly.

Intoxicated patrons will be refused entry to Awapuni Racecourse.

Members and patrons need to be aware that the Manawatu Racing Club as part of its obligation under the Sale of Liquor Act has a total ban on BYO alcohol anywhere on the Awapuni racecourse grounds all year round including Boxing Day. 

The policy was introduced following discussions with the New Zealand Police and local liquor licensing authorities. Oncourse patrons may still bring picnic hampers with food and non-alcoholic drinks on any raceday but barbeques will not be permitted on the grounds. All patrons and their possessions will be subject to searches before entering the racecourse. Patrons with prohibited items (alcohol) will be asked to dispose of the alcohol or have the items confiscated.

While 3m x 3m Gazebos with no walls are permitted, patrons will not be able to use tents on the grounds. These may not be joined together and security will strictly enforce these rules. Gazebos are to be only erected in designated areas. 

Patrons should also be aware that on Boxing Day the gates will not be opened till 10am with Security in place on all gates to enforce this rule.

Patrons who refuse to participate in searches may be denied entry. Patrons found with BYO alcohol on the grounds will have the alcohol confiscated and may be evicted from the venue. The Club will also have available 18-25 wrist bands. All patrons 18-25 who are consuming beverages on-course will be required to obtain and display an 18-25 identifying wrist band. Security will be on duty throughout the day to monitor the alcohol policy and crowd control.

The Club will be providing a number of outside bar and café areas around the racecourse on Boxing Day to service the public areas. Alcohol will be available to be purchased from the various outside bar areas. 


Credit card fees apply. 

** Members Stand dress standards apply

For our terms & conditions for booking and ticketing please click here