Race Meeting


Sat 07 Aug 2021
12.30 tbc - 5pm
Ruakaka Racecourse, Peter Snell Road, Ruakaka
Free Gate Admission


  • Details about the Mid Winter CHRISTMAS @ THE RACES function detailed below.
  • Free entry to the course and parking if you drive.
  • Free return bus service from Whangarei with pick up points at Kamo Club, Kamo Hotel, Kensington Tavern, Rose Street Bus Terminal and Judge Alehouse. Times to be advised.
  • Gates open 11.30am with the first race subject to nominations but expected to be about 12.30pm.. 
  • LED Media Solutions big screen will be in place for enhanced viewing.
  • Bayview Cafe will open from 11.30am, with Coffee'n'Cream serving coffee and our volunteer Lion staff will be operating the bars.
  • TAB betting windows operating on all race meetings with many TVs available for viewing every race.
  • No BYO alcohol with several bars serving responsibly throughout the afternoon.


Make it a Special Day Out!

$60 pp or discounted to $50 per Member. Enjoy a themed lunch & dessert with all the trimmings plus a complimentary racebook and drink on arrival. Reserve a table of 8 or 10 or share a table. Located in the centrally positioned Beachside Bar with its own bar, betting facilities and TVs or step outside to watch the racing live.
Trainers- win a tonne of Dunstan Horsefeed
The Open 2100m and 1400m, and Rating 74 1600m and 1200m are qualifying races for the Dunstan Accumulator. This series of races across the four meetings in July and August earns points for the trainer in a competition for a tonne of Dunstan Horsefeed of their choice. Each of a trainer's horses that competes in these races earns points based on the winner receiving 12 points; second 9; third 6, fourth 3 and every other runner 2 points. The winning trainer after the fourteen races will receive a tonne of Dunstan Horsefeed.


Make the day a real social occasion by booking a table for the Mid Winter CHRISTMAS @ THE RACES.

Saturday August 21

Get a group organised for the Mid Winter CHRISTMAS @ THE RACES or simply come along and enjoy the undercover public facilities with its great viewing.

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Owners Information
Have a horse racing at this meeting? Find out everything you need to know to make the most of your day on course. We wish you the best of luck!
Need to know more?
Not sure what to wear, where to stay or how to get on course? Check out our FAQs for everything you need to know to get the most out of your day at the Ruakaka Races!

Venue Details

Ruakaka Racecourse

Ruakaka Racecourse, Peter Snell Road, Ruakaka

The small, intimate grandstand is ideally suited for winter racing with all facilities undercover, including the tiered seating to watch racing.