The Manawatu Harness Racing Club experience

We’re proud to offer a family friendly environment where you can kick back and enjoy a great spot of racing entertainment. Our facilities include a large green lawn that is great for kids to run around on, a grandstand, public lounge, sponsors lounge and space to park up in your vehicle and watch. We’ve got onsite catering and a bar but also invite you to bring along a chilly bin if you wish to sit outside.

If you’re an adrenaline junkie, we invite you to register at the Secretary's office to take a ride in the mobile vehicle alongside the starter. A field of pacers travelling at 40km less than a meter away from you sure gets the blood pumping - Tuesday's are the best days for this.


The Manawatu Harness Racing season runs from October to May with the club racing on the Pioneer Highway track 15 times during the season. 

Other clubs, such as the Wairarapa Harness Racing Club, also race at the venue plus the Palmerston North Greyhound Racing Club race on Monday afternoons each week. 

Other events

The Manawatu Harness Racing Club is proud to support the Rural Games on 14-15 March in The Square, Palmerston North. With Kidz Kartz and Harness Gearing Up Competition events on Saturday, plus more Kidz Karts and the Sulky Challenge on the Sunday, harness racing has a strong presence at the event. Check out the schedule here.


View the latest fields - HRNZ  

2019-20 season


Afternoon meeting: Tues 29th
Night meeting: Thurs 31st


Afternoon meeting: Tues 19th
Night meeting: Thurs 21st

Afternoon meeting: Tues 10th - Wairarapa Harness Racing Club Inc
Night meeting: Thurs 12th


Night meeting: Fri 31st - Every trainer, regardless of number of runners, who starts a horse at this meet will go in the draw to win a 50% discount voucher for a new set of the new X FLO WHEELS (rrp $1,900) from the Sulky Shop in Cambridge   

Afternoon meeting: Tues 11th
Night meeting: Thurs 13th

Afternoon meeting: Tues 10th - Wanganui Trotting Club Inc

Night meeting: Thurs 12th
Afternoon meeting: Weds 25th
Night meeting: Fri 27th

Afternoon meeting: Tues 28th - Wairarapa Harness Racing Club Inc
Night meeting: Thurs 30th

Afternoon meeting: Tues 19th
Night meeting: Thurs 21st



Use the following links to find more details.

Harness Racing Sites

  1. Harness Racing New Zealand 

  2. Harness Racing Links  

  3. TAB 

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