Events

29
Jun
Northpine Waipu Cup
Gates open 11am
Don the tartan as Northpine celebrates the Waipu Winter Festival with the running of the Northpine Waipu Cup. Great spot prizes for showing your colours and a draw for the $250 Camp Waipu Cove voucher.
Free Entry
13
Jul
ITM GIB Northern Winter Championships
Gates open 11am
Six $50,000 finals to cater for all horses including the ITM/GIB Whangarei Gold Cup. Horses need to qualify in various races in the northern region to compete in these Northern Winter Championships.
Free Entry
03
Aug
Alibaba's Flying Carpets Kerikeri Cup
Gates open 11am
Come and see the first 3yo race of the new 2024/25 racing season. Last year Crocetti (seen above) was the winner and the classy Dragon Leap won the feature 1100 metres Alibaba's Flying Carpets Kerikeri Cup. Come with the Kerikeri crew or catch the free raceday bus from Whangarei.
Free Entry
17
Aug
Cambridge Stud Northland Breeders Stakes
Gates open 11am
Cambridge Stud has the pleasure of presenting the first black type trophy for three-year-olds each racing season with the running of the Group 3 Cambridge Stud Northland Breeders Stakes over 1200 metres for $100,000.
Free Entry
07
Sep
Harcourts Tai Tokerau Cup
Gates open 11am
Harcourts Whangarei spring celebrations start with the $50,000 Harcourts Tai Tokerau Cup over 2200 metres. Join them and blow off the winter blues as racing lifts to its peak racing priod.
Free Entry
18
Dec
Christmas at the Ruakaka Races
Gates open 11am
Bring your workmates, friends or family to come and celebrate the end of the year and the festive season with an afternoon of racing.
Free Entry
07
Jan
Trigg Family Fun Raceday
Gates open 11am
Trigg Family Fun Raceday is our traditional summer holiday meeting with free kids activities in the Trigg Kids Zone and families gathered in the marquees, gazebos or scattered on the grass hill slopes.
Free Entry
28
Jun
Opening day Winter Racing 2025
Gates open 11am
Racing returns to Ruakaka for the start of the winter Saturday race meetings.
Free Entry
12
Jul
2025 Northern Winter Championships
Gates open 11am
The Northern Region has qualifying races for the five Winter Championships finals held on this day in 2025.
Free Entry