About Membership

Membership of the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club

The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club (NZMTC) is a Harness Racing Club entrenched in history and hosts some of New Zealand’s most prestigious races. The club races approximately 40 times in a season, and some of the feature races each season include the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup, NRM Sires Stakes Final, Woodlands NZ Free-For-All and The Breeders’ New Zealand Oaks.


Our members are offered some of the best benefits of any Harness Racing Club in Australasia. With giveaways and a free drink offered at every meeting (except on Cup and Show Day) we strive to offer our members an entertaining experience out every time they come on course.

On the second Tuesday in November, Canterbury comes alive with the colour and thrill of Cup Week. Members of the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club enjoy exclusive use of the glassed in viewing area of Silks Lounge on both Cup Day and Show Day – plus access to the Christian Cullen Lounge.

Member Benefits Include:

The benefits of becoming a member of the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club include:

  • Free car parking and entry to all Race Meetings, including Cup Day and Show Day.
  • The exclusive use of a members lounge in the Metropolitan Stand on a race night with behind glass viewing of the track.
  • Complimentary glass of beer, wine or juice at all NZ Metro Race Meetings excluding our Cup Carnival.
  • Participation in many members prize draws and promotions throughout the year supported by Lamb & Hayward and the Islington (Swamp) Tavern.
  • Discounts on food and beverage at our seven day a week bar & bistro Spectators.
  • Reciprocal rights with the Auckland Trotting Club, Harness Racing Victoria and the South Australia Harness Racing Club.
  • The Members Cocktail Function will be held on Thursday, 24 August from 6pm in the Metropolitan Stand.
  • The AGM for the 2016-2017 season will be held on Monday, 16 October in the Metropolitan Stand.

Pricing Options

  • Metro Member (under 35 years) $90 single or $120 (with additional Membership badge)
  • Full Member (35 years and over) $175 (includes two Membership badges)

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Download 2017-2018 Members Benefits

Download 2017-2018 Membership Form