Kumara Racecourse stages racing once a year in January hosted by the Kumara Racing Club. In recent years the track has undergone a major overhaul resulting in an excellent racing surface. They look forward to a large crowd and great racing in January featuring the Kumara Gold Nuggets. All races are features with a dress rug presented to all winners.
The Club first raced on the 28 and 29 December 1887, with just 58 members. In the late 1940s the Club moved to a January meeting and has since then raced annually in January. In recent years, Kumara Racecourse has undergone a major overhaul resulting in an excellent racing surface.