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Tauherenikau summer

Tauherenikau Events
Where Thrills and Tradition Unite

Welcome to Tauherenikau Racecourse, your premier destination for exhilarating summer horse racing events and family-friendly entertainment in the heart of New Zealand. Nestled amidst picturesque landscapes, our racecourse is a place where tradition meets excitement. Join us this summer and experience the thrill of the track, delicious cuisine, and a lively atmosphere that promises unforgettable moments.

Our event line-up includes:

November 10, Christmas Race Day
The Tauherenikau Christmas Raceday is a cherished annual tradition that brings the magic of the holiday season to our racecourse. As the warm New Zealand summer sun bathes the lush landscapes, families and friends gather for a day of spirited horse racing, delicious cuisine, and the joyous spirit of Christmas.

November 18, Toast Martinborough Glamping
Elevate your Toast Martinborough experience by booking a luxurious glamping stay at Tauherenikau Racecourse. Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Wairarapa wine region, our glamping site offers the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and natural beauty.

December 3, Jet Sprints
Whether you’re a racing enthusiast or just looking for a day of extreme entertainment, our Jet Sprints offer an unforgettable experience for all. Bring your family and friends to witness the intense competition and cheer for your favorite teams as they navigate the challenging course.

January 2, New Years Race Meet
Attracting a crowd of more than ten thousand year after year, the New Years race meet is a cracker way to kick off our summer events season. A fun day for all ages, generations of families come along for the fantastic atmosphere, kids entertainment and racing! Gate admissions available.

January 5-7, Wairarapa Music in the Country
Featuring thirteen acts over three days and suitable for the whole family, the festival is jam-packed with musical talent, bringing some of New Zealand’s finest country artists to the Tauherenikau Racing and Event Centre! Tickets are on sale now.


February 6,
Waitangi Day Race Meet
Our second summer racing event, the Waitangi Day race meet, is another crowd-pleaser with great entertainment, great racing showcased in a one-of-a-kind venue. Fun for the whole family with kids entertainment options onsite. Gate admissions available.

March 3rd, Raceday
Get ready for the thrill at the track on Sunday March 3rd  at Tauherenikau. With eight races 12:30pm – 5pm (approx.) it will be a great day!

March 24th, Masterton Club Raceday
Make sure you come along to Masterton Racing Club’s annual Raceday at Tauherenikau!  Eight Races 12:30pm – 5pm (approx.) Check out Masterton Racing Club for more info.