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.
PUBLIC NOTICE: As of Friday 20 March there will be no general admission to race meetings, trials or workouts due to Covid-19 as per Government public gathering requirements. This will be temporary and we look forward to when things open again.
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
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 - CLOSED TO PUBLIC
Night meeting: Fri 27th - CLOSED TO PUBLIC
Afternoon meeting: Tues 28th - Wairarapa Harness Racing Club Inc - CLOSED TO PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Night meeting: Thurs 30th - CLOSED TO PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Afternoon meeting: Tues 19th - CLOSED TO PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Night meeting: Thurs 21st - CLOSED TO PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE