Upcoming Racedays

Latest information -  1 April for the NZTR Update and the latest communication regarding lockdown and a return to racing.

The New Zealand racing season as is the case in the Southern Hemisphere starts on 1st August and concludes on the 31st July the following year. Download the 2019/20 race dates


The 2020 Grand National Festival of Racing dates are 1, 5 & 8 August and the 2020 NZ Cup Meeting is 7, 11 & 14 November (subject to change due to COVID-19 conditions)


18 Apr 2020

Riccarton Park - Canterbury Jockey Club

Coca Cola Canterbury Gold Cup / NZ Bloodstock Warstep Stakes - Day 3 of the Autumn Racing Season. CANCELLED

02 May 2020

Riccarton Park - Canterbury Jockey Club

Daphne Bannan Memorial Great Easter Stakes / Berkley Stud Champagne Stakes - Day 4 of the Autumn Racing Season. UNLIKELY TO PROCEED

30 May 2020

Riccarton Park - Canterbury Jockey Club

The close of the Autumn Racing Season. UNLIKELY TO PROCEED



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