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.
We welcomed in the New Year with a big crowd on course and some excellent racing on a quick track. Glory's Delight set a new 2000m mobile record for Filly's and Mares.
Our next race day on Saturday 18 February is the Club's 75th Jubilee and Veterans Race Day. We will be welcoming our Veteran Members to attend a luncheon and there will be other activities arranged to celebrate 75 years of the Club. The racing highlight will be the Rangiora Classic racing for a stake of $25,000 thanks to the generous sponsorship by Club stalwarts, Robin and Geraldine Wilson. We are also very grateful to the sponsorship of Kurt Ganzl which allows our main trot race to have a stake of $14,000.
So get your gazebos, BBQs and picnic sets out and plan your day out to see some exciting harness racing on the big grass track.
The Club is still awaiting 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