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When you come to Hastings Racecourse the home of racing in Hawke’s Bay, you experience more than just racing.

From the competitive racing enthusiasts, to families looking for a great day out, we have a thrilling experience to offer everyone.

As well as our finish line grandstand, the club has picnic tables and umbrellas which are available for everyone to use.

You can make the races a super day out with our BYO food and refreshments policy. Don’t leave the kids behind either! There is plenty to keep the younger ones amused with the excitement of the races and hours of fun to be had on our adventure playground.

On bigger race days we have a great array of children’s entertainment including bouncy castles and face painters; definitely enough to keep them amused all day.

Corporate Suites 

Suites are available accommodating groups of any size they provide a great base for an enjoyable group outing. Food and refreshments are provided for you in your own suite which offers viewing directly down on to the racetrack.

Personal Celebrations

Have you thought about having your birthday / wedding anniversary / any other celebration on course during a race day? You should! It’s a great fun party atmosphere with the added entertainment of racing and we can organise all especially for you.

BYO Limit - 6 bottles of beer or 1 bottle of wine per person

Smoke Free Policy

The racecourse side of the following rooms are smoke free out the stand side of the room. Sasanof / Committee / Champions / Special Guests 

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Winner - Trudy Kirk - Quilt Raffle





Dear Supporter, 

FastTrackinsurance  has been endorsed by, and has the full support of, the Board of Hawke's Bay Racing Inc.

It can only bring benefits to the sport and the Club that you support through your membership.

There is a real opportunity for you to embrace a concept whose end goal is to increase stakes for racing throughout New Zealand, by accepting FastTrack Insurance as your insurer and Hawke's Bay Racing as your nominated Club

Whilst you may already have a relationship with a broker or an insurance company I urge you to make contact with FastTrack Insurance and compare their offer with your existing cover.

Not only may you be pleasantly surprised but you may end up making a tangible contribution to racing here in Hawke's Bay.

Kind Regards

Butch Castles


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Download the HBRI Annual Report 2015 here.

Download the HBRI Annual Report 2016 here.

If any stakeholder wishes to get the latest update on track and local weather conditions they are welcome to contact Hastings Track Manager Richard Fenwick on 027 235 8556.


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