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The Wanganui Jockey Club is proud to bring thoroughbred racing to Wanganui around 10 times a year, and provides facilities and grounds for such events as the Wanganui Trotting Club race day, Petre Pon

Where To Find Us

Wanganui Racecourse, 19 Purnell Street, Wanganui
(06) 345-3968

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About Us

  • Races, Races Wanganui, Wanganui Races, Horse Racing - a huge industry in our town

Horse racing is our core focus and we take great pride in our racecourse and the incredible success that our locals achieve. The racecourse is centrally situated, being only 5 blocks from the city centre and within walking distance to nearby motels.
It is a hive of activity on a daily basis with local trainers and jockeys training their horses on the track daily. 
The Wanganui Jockey Club is proud to bring thoroughbred racing to Wanganui around 10 times a year, and provides facilities and grounds for such events as the Wanganui Trotting Club race day, Petre Pony Club Mini Show, the A&P Show, and hosted the international vintage car event, the VCC Rally in 2012.

Race Meetings and Information

We have a fully comprehensive website and invite you to visit that at www.wjc.co.nz for details of our various race meeting and other information you may require. 

Function Rooms and Catering

We also offer function and catering facilities. From the small club get-together to corporate events, funerals etc, we would be delighted to discuss with you how we can assist you. Simply contact 'Infusion Catering' on (06) 345 3340

Historic - over 165 years old!

The club was formed in 1848 and boasts being the oldest racecourse in the country. 
The Wanganui Jockey Club is the oldest surviving New Zealand club still racing at the original  venue. During October 1998, the club celebrated its 150th jubilee. A tragic fire in 1997 meant the old grandstand was burnt to the ground, however out of the ashes has risen the Function Centre and its purpose built rooms suitable for modern meeting and function needs.


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