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.
The open grandstand tiered seating, although covered, can be cold with any wintry westerly wind. You do require appropriate layers of clothing for those chilly westerly winds but if the sun is out it will beam onto the seating.
The only summer meeting for the club in January is totally casual, like you on holidays with a hat and sunscreen.Dominated by families the summer meeting is known as the Trigg Family Fun Day and the photos below indicate the relaxed nature of the event.