Addington Raceway

New Zealand’s Premier Multipurpose
Racing & Events Venue

Initially developed in the 1930’s to host harness racing events, Addington has expanded its facilities over the decades and is today one of the city’s leading venues for both racing and events.

Addington Raceway

Who we are

The first race meeting at Addington was held on Monday 6 November 1899.  The racecourse was then approximately 36 acres and was leased from the Charitable Aid Board.  It wasn’t until 1980 that the lease was purchased by the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc. (NZMTC) and since then land area has grown to what is now 65 acres (26.44 hectares) owned by the Club.

What’s On

Race Meeting – Friday 19 August

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Race Meeting – Friday 26 August

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Race Meeting – Friday 2 September

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28 October, 2021

New Zealand’s greatest trotting race will carry a new name this year, but it is one already familiar to most in harness racing. Successful breeding operation Renwick Farms will sponsor the great race on Show Day, 12 November at Addington, thanks to the support of…

26 October, 2021

Addington Raceway is extremely pleased to announce that on IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day, Tuesday 9 November 2021, you will have the opportunity to participate in a huge betting syndicate. To be known as The Box Seat – Cup Day National Punters Club, the national…

19 October, 2021

Addington Cup Week organisers were hopeful that the South Island would have dropped to an Alert Level without restrictions, with enough time to create and deliver the Addington Cup Week experience that Canterbury knows and loves. However, time has now run out.

27 September, 2021

Addington cup week 2021, going ahead but not able to host the public if still at alert level 2 or with restrictions on mass gatherings.