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 bar but also invite you to bring along a chilly bin if you wish to sit outside.

If you’re an adrenalin junkie, we invite you to sign up 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!


The Manawatu Harness Racing season runs from October to May with the club racing on the Pioneer Highway track 12 times during the season. 

The Wairarapa Harness Racing Club also race at the venue twice a year plus the Palmerston North Greyhound Racing Club race on Monday afternoons each week. 

View the latest fields - HRNZ  

2017-18 season

Twilight meeting: Tues 31st

Night meeting: Thurs 2nd and Thurs 23rd
Twilight meeting: Tues 21st

Twilight meeting: Tues 12th
Night meeting: Thurs 14th

Twilight meeting: Wed 3rd

Twilight meeting: Tues 13th
Night meeting: Thurs 15th

Twilight meeting: Tues 13th 
Night meeting: Thurs 15th and Thurs 29th

Twilight meeting: Tues 10th 
Night meeting: Thurs 12th

Twilight meeting: Tues 1st and Tues 22nd
 Night meeting: Thurs 3rd and Thurs 24th

Tuesday 21st November and Thursday 3rd May are hosted by the Wairarapa Harness Racing Club. Wednesday 3rd January is hosted by the Wanganui Trotting Club. 

Other harness racing dates in the Lower North Island

January: Sun 7th Hawera HRC
February: Fri 2nd and Sun 4th Kapiti Coast HRC (Otaki)
March: Thurs 1st Taranaki TC Sun 4th Stratford TC and Sat 31st Hawera HRC
April: Mon 2nd H R C

Click here to see the latest fields on the HRNZ website


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