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.
As most will be aware, our Club is currently the subject of a review carried out at the direction of Racing NZ. The review was completed by a company called Sapere who have made some drastic recommendations that would impact on the future of the Club and racecourse.
We see a number of flaws in this report and will be doing everything within our power to continue racing at Rangiora.
Any support we can get from those within the industry, the community and can see what we provide would be greatly appreciated.
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