What to Wear at Ruakaka Racing


Smart casual, subject to the weather, is the key theme. The main thing is to make sure you're comfortable as you do tend to spend a lot of time on your feet and it is an outdoor event, sometimes in cold wintry conditions. Ruakaka racecourse has ample under cover areas or function rooms and they are only a short walk from the car parks but with an open grandstand seating you do require appropriate layers of clothing for those southern -easterly winds.

Through the calendar year we start with the Interislander Summer Festival Meeting in January and that is very casual reflecting the audience is mainly people on holidays in the region. Through winter it is critical to be warm even if you are booked into a function room, particularly if you like to be outside to watch the races.

In spring our two September meetings have functions that cater for the fashionable race wear outfits.

A great way to check out what everyone wears on race day  is to look at our gallery of photos for the different days.