Race Meeting

Alibaba's Flying Carpets Kerikeri Cup

Sat 03 Aug 2024
Gates open 11am - 5.00pm
Free Entry

Alibaba's Flying Carpets Kerikeri Cup 

Looking forward to a strong Kerikeri crowd coming to the races with a number of businesses supporting the day and buses coming down. 

The race is perfectly timed and at 1100 metres has attracted small but classy runners warming up for the spring with the winner in 2023 being Dragon Leap and in 2022 the amazing Imperatriz was the winner.

General admission: 

Free entry

Gates open: 11am .

Come dressed in casual wear but remember it is an outdoor event and is weather dependent so there maybe changes to what is available and the timing of events. Read the Ts and Cs of entry in the About Section.

Transport and Car Parking: 

Car parking at the course is free.

There will be free return raceday buses from Whangarei with bus pick up times to be finalised once race times are confirmed. Pick up points are Kamo Club; Kamo Hotel; Kensington Tavern; Rose Street Bus Terminal; The Judge House of Ale. Other pick up points can be arranged for large groups by contacting the office.

Food & Drink

Bars,Bayview Cafe, The Morning Glory coffee van and betting operations will be open from 11.30am.

Check out the Mid-Winter Christmas buffet option for a reserved table by contacting the office on

09 432 7249 or email info@ruakakaracing.co.nz

Indoor/Outdoor Options

Choose your spot .. ..on the lawn hill, on the seats in the shade of the grandstand roof or in one of the function rooms open for the public..all with no charge.

Eftpos will be available from selected betting windows and bars but there is no credit card facilities.


The Ruakaka Racecourse is a NO BYO Alcohol venue. Full terms and conditions of entry are detailed in the ABOUT SECTION of this website.


Wanting more information ...contact the club on 09 432 7249 or email info@ruakakaracing.co.nz