The Waikouaiti Racing Club began racing permanently at Wingatui in the middle of January 2021 after racing at Waikouaiti on or about New Year’s Day for some 129 years. New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing directed the move following the Messara report on racing in New Zealand.
The club, formed in the 1880s embraced the shift to Wingatui (2000m track, 350m straight) with a day of entertainment for all the family, including a bouncy castle, Kids Kartz harness racing and lolly scramble for the younger brigade.
The Waikouaiti club had raced at Wingatui in 1999 when the home track was under repair. The Waikouaiti Cup winners Gay Filou (1964) and Ed (1995) have gone on to win the Wellington Cup the same year.
To hear the different hospitality options available for this annual racemeeting held at Wingatui mid January each year, please contact Jo 021 246 5889 or email [email protected]
Enjoy the privileges of a Waikouaiti RC membership
Membership per season: $20. Privileges include 2 x Stylish keyring members tags, Free entry to Waikouaiti race day, Complimentary Racebook, Exclusive right of access to the Members Bar on race day, Complimentary drinks & nibbles, Parking rights and Club voting rights.
The Waikouaiti RC Committee: Andy Denham (President), Simon Engelbrecht (Deputy President), Vince McLachlan (Treasurer), Mac Chaplin, Les Beck, Jim Lawson, Richard Russell, Barrie Barber, Johnny Collins, Chris Swale, Jeff Winmill, Glenys Stewart, James Oliver, Nick Terry and Lucy Hennessy