About RACE

Who is RACE?

RACE is the trading name for Racing at Awapuni and Trentham Combined Enterprise Incorporated. RACE was formed in July 2002 as the umbrella corporate entity for the Awapuni Partnership of Racing Clubs - Manawatu Racing Club Inc, Marton Jockey Club Inc, Feilding Jockey Club Inc and Rangitikei Racing Club Inc. The Wellington Racing Club Inc joined the Group in October 2005.



We are here to support our current and future members in keeping racing as a dynamic, engaging and relevant sport within New Zealand. 


To show leadership within the NZ Thoroughbred Industry by developing a contemporary business model that drives a sustainable future through alternative income streams, industry rationalisation and efficiency of operation.

To develop a racing model that drives consistency of brand experience, confidence in wagering and an environment where stakeholders are prepared to invest.

To develop a commercial model where racing co-exists with parallel racing and non-racing related commercial activities to provide strategic growth options.

To provide a first stop entertainment option of choice that offers a platform for a great day out catering for all age groups.

To celebrate racing and increase engagement breeding a new generation of race goers to protect the longevity of racing. 


Realism, Accountability, Collaboration, Excellence with honesty, integrity and enthusiasm.