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.

With the running of a successful Easter Monday race meeting, we’re taking a winter break from harness racing action at Motukarara. Watch this space for a release of future race dates, and we’ll see you in September when our feature is the time-honoured DG Jones Banks Peninsula Trotting Cup.  

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.


Join the BPTC community for the harness racing season

Membership of Banks Peninsula Trotting Club is still just $25! For that you’ll receive two entry passes to each of our six annual meetings, plus other benefits. Apply for membership now. 

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Upcoming Events at Motukarara
Motukarara Car Show

Motukarara Car Show: Sunday 11 September 2022

The last Motukarara Car Show was such a success the team is doing it all again. Watch this space for further details.

View a slide show of the June event.

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 Glenn Hames our Administration & Events Manager on 027 203 2746 or by email.

Contact Glenn

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