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Performance Report 2022


Membership Application

The Rangiora Harness Racing Club Committee is committed to ensuring that the members annual subscription is great value and that the benefits members receive are also great value.  


The support of members is greatly valued and appreciated by the committee.  As a result, the Committee are constantly looking for opportunities to increase and improve the benefits offered to its members.


  • The following are some of the benefits members can expect to enjoy free admission to all Rangiora Harness Racing Club race days.

  • Free "members only" reserved parking at Rangiora Raceway.

  • Free admission to race days when an entry fee is charged.

  • Members only complimentary drink in the Birdcage Bar at Rangiora Raceway.

  • Complimentary drinks and snacks at the Annual General Meeting.

  • Regular newsletters throughout the year.

  • Subsidised "members only" offers when opportunities arise.

  • Rangiora Harness Racing Club membership costs just $25 per year.  If you would like to become a financial member please download a membership application form above.


As a result of the keen interest of locals in harness racing, Mr C Archer convened a public meeting on 28 August 1946. At this meeting it was agreed to form the Rangiora Trotting Club (later renamed Rangiora Harness Racing Club).


The club held its first totalisator meeting in 1948.


Today the Rangiora Harness Racing Club (Inc) is one of New Zealand’s leading harness racing clubs and holds permits from the New Zealand Racing Board to run totalisator race meetings.


The meetings are held at Rangiora Raceway during the daytime, usually during the weekends.


Disappointingly, our race day on 5 March had to be abandoned.  There was substantial rain overnight and it continued through the morning.  The RIB inspected the track and discussed the situation with the track management, mobile driver and horsemen.  It was considered racing without the mobile, but the rain intensified causing some areas on the track to become dangerous.  

HRNZ endeavoured to find a suitable replacement date, but with the current programme being quite congested, there were no dates available and the meeting has been lost.

The Club continues to await a decision on their future after presenting their case to the HRNZ Board.

Please see the attached portion of the Sapere Report that refers to Rangiora Harness Racing Club, along with an overview of our intentions.  

Sapere Rangiora    Club Support      Sapere Cantebury

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