Manawatu Racing Club

Saturday 1st April 2017


$225 000 Group 1, Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes
$100 000 Group 2, Kamada Park Awapuni Gold Cup
$70 000 Group 3, Higgins Concrete Manawatu Classic
$50 000 Listed, Flying Handicap

8 races
First Race Approx 12.53 pm (tbc)
Last Race Approx 5.40 pm (tbc)

Gate Entry $20 (Children 17 and under FREE)

"Member for a Day" passes available for an additional $10 from the Race Day office 

Part of the City of Palmerston North Gold Cup Festival


Hospitality Options

The Silks Lounge 

Located on the top floor of the function centre, the room boasts panoramic views of the racecourse. Take a short stroll after the last race to watch The Feelers play later in the evening.

Package Includes:

  • Reserved seating for ten guests in the Silks Lounge
  • Racebook and Pen for each guest
  • Hot buffet lunch followed by dessert
  • A premium beverage package (beer and wine throughout the day until the last race)
  • TAB Facilities
  • MC for the day
  • General Admission
  • $1,500 for ten guests


 To book or for more information contact Julie Bowe
Ph: 06 356 4940 ext 3

Fashion in the Field 

Today is the day to show that you are the fashion and style champion of the Manawatu

To book or for more information contact Julie Bowe
Ph: 06 356 4940 ext 3


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 ! 

Public Bar & Cafe

Located Ground Floor Public Stand with standard café fare. Fresh coffee available

Members Stand

Sandwich Bar available in the Awapuni Lounge plus the Members Café will be open.
Birdcage bar “Build your own” carvery will be open.


Public carpark is accessed via Racecourse Road
Members, jockeys, trainers and Owners of horses running today
Parking is available in the “Members Carpark” area with access from Te Wanaka Road