06 Nov 2021

New Zealand Cup Meeting 2021

Restricted attendance planned


03 Dec 2021

Christmas at the Races - Riccarton Park

A Christmas themed celebration of racedays across the country

Welcome to Riccarton Park

‘Important COVID-19 update for the Canterbury Jockey Club New Zealand Cup Meetings, Saturday 6th, Wednesday 10th and Saturday 13th November 2021. READ MORE



Hospitality policy for packages already purchased

Our COVID policies allow for a refund if we are not operating at a Level  that allows hospitality to be provided as per your ticket. At this stage we are hopeful that our race days will be conducted at either Level 1 or 2 where this is possible.

The other consideration we make is if we were at a Level that allowed your hospitality but another province was in a level (such as Level 3) that precluded travel, then a refund would also be given.



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For over 165 years the Canterbury Jockey Club has been at the forefront of New Zealand racing conducting some of the most prestigious races in the country. Riccarton Park is home to 28 racedays from the 2021-22 season with highlights including the New Zealand Cup Meeting in November, Grand National Festival of Racing (Jumps Racing) in August and the four day Autumn Racing Season.

The Clubs racing calendar is defined by.

The 2021 Grand National Festival of Racing is 7, 11, 14 August and the 2021 NZ Cup Meeting is on 6, 10 & 13 November.

Vibrant and exciting racedays held throughout the year. Download the 2021/2022 race dates file.