Hawke’s Bay Racing has proud traditions that are certainly worth preserving, but we do need to keep evolving if we wish to be relevant for the next 150 years.
In 1992 Hawke’s Bay Racing Incorporated was formed when the Hawke’s Bay Jockey Club, Napier Park Racing Club and Hawke’s Bay Hunt (also for a short period Hawke’s Bay Harness Racing Club and the Dannevirke Hunt) joined together under one umbrella. Each club had its own history, but there’s no doubt that together we are stronger, as we need to be to successfully meet the challenges that lie ahead.
With Hawke’s Bay’s favourable climate and one of the best racing surfaces in the country, our Club will continue to be an important cog in the wheel of New Zealand racing. However, as a Club we want to be more than that. We need to be relevant to the people of Hawke’s Bay. Our aim is to fulfill our vision of providing excellence with integrity in all our services, which include hospitality and the provision of our facilities to members of the wider community, as well as to racing.
The achievement of these aims will help make a day at the races memorable for all the right reasons.