About Us: Ashburton Raceway

Ashburton Racecourse is regarded as one of the best dual code racecourses in New Zealand. Our wide-open 1500m trotting track is the home of speed, with the 1800m galloping track offering one of the best racing surfaces thoughout the South Island.

Whether it be the Ashburton Flying Stakes as a major lead up to the New Zealand Trotting Cup or the Barneswood Farm Stakes offering an important lead into the NZ 1000/2000 Guineas, we have something for every racing enthusiast.

Ashburton can offer fabulous viewing from behind glass with unimpeded views of the track and winning post or the relaxed feel of country racing on those warm Mid Canterbury sun drenched days.

We also offer a hidden jewel in our Harness Racing Museum located in the kiosk which is open on trotting club race days. If you want to reminisce through years of historic memorabilia this is the place to visit.

We look forward to seeing you all enjoying a day at the races Ashburton style soon and remember we offer more than just race day experience with year-round training facilities and venue hire for any occasion.

Our dedicated team look forward to seeing you all on course soon.