Welcome to Motukarara: the Home of Grass Track Harness Racing

Located just 30 minutes’ drive from central Christchurch, Motukarara racecourse offers all the fun and excitement of the real Kiwi country racing experience. Our club conducts six meetings during the year. Make a day of it at the Motukarara harness races, and join the action.

Please support our sponsors. Follow the links to their web pages at bottom of page

Race Dates in the 2023/24 Grass Track Harness Racing Season

Entry fees apply to our feature Summer race days only – adults $10, gate sales only. To book a gazebo site on those dates, click the blue button links below or find us on iTICKET.

Sunday 24th September 2023

Sunday 26th November 2023

Friday 29th December 2023

Sunday 7th January 2024

Sunday 17th March 2024

Easter Monday 1st April 2024

Use your TAB account on course at Motukarara

Motukarara has full Internet access for using your TAB account to bet on course using your mobile device. We encourage everyone to download the TAB App for all the race field information you need and as a simple way to place your bets.


Ranui House is our Charity of Choice for the 2023/24 Season

With a vision to cure and a mission to care, the people at Ranui House are committed to providing a home away from home for patients and their whanau while they are undergoing lifesaving medical treatment for cancer, accidents and life-threatening illnesses.

Learn more about Ranui House here.

Ranui House on Facebook 

Ranui House on Instagram

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Our Sponsors

Sponsorship is critical to racing club activity and at Motukarara our club places great importance on giving financial supporters the exposure and recognition they deserve. We welcome interest from businesses or individuals in sponsorship at one or more of our six race meetings. Sponsorship can be for individual races or, for a slightly larger investment, race day naming rights.

Sponsorship gives you a great opportunity to entertain your guests, with the club providing the hospitality including catering with refreshments, winning horse photo with your group, and post race drinks in the President’s Bar.

It also gives you the opportunity to have an expanded entertainment event for your staff and/or clients in one of the several high profile corporate entertaining areas.

Other features of sponsorship include:
Race and/or race day naming rights   |   Race book advertising   |   Nationwide audience exposure through Trackside TV and TAB radio
Links to your company through our website   |   Opportunity for race day birdcage banner advertising
Priority car parking   |   Free admission and complimentary race books

For further sponsorship information and enquiries contact Dave Butts our Administration & Events Manager on 027 255 5807 or by email.

Contact Dave

Visit our Home Straight and Current Meeting Sponsors’ websites/Facebook pages by clicking on their logos below.