About the Taumarunui Racing Club

The Taumarunui Racing Club Incorporated was formed in 1906 – over 100 years ago. For more information on our history see here.

Our club holds a premier race on the last Saturday in July each year and we organise all the features which contribute to a fun day, great comradery  and everything you would expect to be associated with the event. For more information on race day see here.

Taumarunui Racing Club leases Arawa Park Racecourse from the Rotorua Racing Club each year. Our executive work closely with their General Manager, Committee and Staff to bring to you our Annual Premier Taumarunui Gold Cup race day. We greatly appreciate the support and contribution the Rotorua Racing Club provide – a lot of hard work goes into staging our Race Day!

The Taumarunui Racing Club Committee are a diverse group of people but with one thing in common – their love of horseracing, be it as owners, breeders, punters or family tradition. All are determined that attendees at our annual race day have a great time at the races!

Our Committee for 2020

Patron: Lesley Cotter
President: Tony Buckley
Vice President: Ernie Wenn
Treasurer: Angela Fergusson
Committee Members:
Merryn Broderson
John Callinan
David Harvey
Corey Keystone
Paul McGlade
John Tito
Cara Wahapa
Kay Whalley
Secretary: Julie Reynolds

Our Patron, Mrs Lesley Cotter, was the first female ever to be elected onto the Racing Club Committee, and has been a Committee Member since May 1991.

The photograph above was taken on 29 July 1972 when a very successful Jackpot Meeting was held at the Waipa Racecourse with a total of about 33,000 attending. The on and off-course turnover was $1,090, 858 with the total jackpot investment being $831,564.

Useful Links

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The Taumarunui Racing Club & Taumarunui RSA would like to invite Members, Sponsors and Supporters to a fun-filled afternoon in recognition of us NOT being able to race at Rotorua this year. So, join us, for some Syndicate Betting ($10 Shares) on the Pukekohe Races & dress up for a chance to win a spot prize. There will be lucky voucher draws, finger food & cheeseboards, plus the Courtesy Van will operate. Contact Merryn on 0273876876 or John on 078957517 for more info. RSVP'S WOULD BE APPRECIATED FOR CATERING PURPOSES.
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Hi Members, so who has had a look at our new website??? Any feedback?