Hawke's Bay Racing

For over 150 year Hawke’s Bay Racing has been a leading player on both the social and New Zealand thoroughbred racing Calendar.

A day out at the races is the perfect choice for those fun days out with a difference. So if you are looking for something to do then you have found the right place.

2017 Race Calendar


Livamol Autumn Stakes
April 29th 2017
Come experience the thrill of thoroughbred racing at its best.
Free general admission, access to the members stand and free children's entertainment.
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Fruitfed Supplies Raceday
May 11th 2017
Celebrate racing in the bay with friends & family. 
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Hawke's Bay Hunt Raceday
July 1st 2017
Hawkes Bay Hunt Raceday plays host to some spectacular jumps racing action! Reserve a space for your Social Club, workmates or friends and we’ll brighten up your winter with warming festive treats, live entertainment and first class racing action.
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Season Finale
July 20th  2017
Come on down and celebrate the final raceday of the 2016/2017 season in style! Free admission into the grounds and the members stand. We can cater a package with beverages and or food for groups of any size. 
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When you come to Hastings Racecourse the home of racing in Hawke's Bay, y ou experience more than just racing.
From the competitive racing enthusiasts, to families looking for a great day out, we have a thrilling experiences to offer everyone.
As well as our finish line grandstand, the club has picnic tables and umbrellas which are available for everyone to use.
You can make the races a super day out with our BYO food and refreshment policy. Don't leave the kids behind either! There is plenty to keep the younger ones amused with the excitement of the races and hours of fun to be had on our adventure playground.
On bigger race days we have a great array of children's entertainment including bouncy castles and face painters; definitely enough to keep them amused all day.

Corporate Suites
Suites are available accommodating groups of any size they provide a great base for an enjoyable group outing. Food and refreshments are providing for you in your own suite which offers viewing directly down the to the racetrack.

Personal Celebrations
Have you thought about having your birthday / wedding anniversary / any other celebration on course during a race day? You should! It's a great fun party atmosphere with the added entertainment of racing and we can organise all especially for you.

BYO Alcohol Policy
While we are happy to offer BYO on most racedays we do apply the following restrictions per person over 18 years. Those of legal drinking age are entitled to bring in one of the following options:
One bottle of wine;
Six bottles of beer (stubbies);
6 RTD's;
No spirits, kegs or crates allowed.