Performance Report 2021


Membership Application


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.

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.  It has been confirmed that subscriptions will remain at $25 for the 2021/22 Season.  All current members will receive a newsletter in June 2021.


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.

Racing NZ Issues Double Vaccination Rules

All attendees of 12 years of age and older MUST have been double vaccinated against COVID19.  Proof of this will be required to gain admission on race days, including trials and workouts.  You may also be required to show some proof of identity.  Children under 12 may attend.

Next Race Day - 19 December 2021


Sunday 19 December

Most of the sites for this popular event have sold.  If you are looking at a fun day at the races to celebrate your Xmas Parties or get together with family and friends, please contact us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Visit the Christmas at the Races page on this website.

We will be running this event under the Traffic Light System at ORANGE.   We will have entertainment and vendors on course and ours bars and cafes will be open.  Masks are recommended, but not mandatory.  There may be delays, so please be early and be patient.

Rangiora Harness Racing Club supports Covid Vaccinations.

75th Anniversary Year

The first race day was held on the track in 1946, making this season our 75th Anniversary. 

Due to the restrictions being imposed by Covid19, it has been decided to hold our Anniversary celebrations at our race day on 20 February 2022.  This will also coincide with our Veterans Day where we recognise some loyal and extremely long-standing members of the Rangiora Harness Racing Club.

Check out our Meetings Page for all the new season race days.