New season membership packages are now available!

The NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club (NZMTC) is a Harness Racing Club entrenched in history and hosts some of NZ’s most prestigious races. The club races approximately 60 times in a season, and some of the feature races each season include the IRT NZ Trotting Cup, Sires’ Stakes Final, Dominion Trot, NZ Free-For-All, NZ Oaks and the NZ Pacing Derby.

On the second week in November, Canterbury comes alive with the colour and thrill of Addington Cup Week. NZMTC members enjoy access to areas exclusively for their use and enjoyment during IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day* (Tuesday 8 November) and the Show Day Races (Friday 11 November).

This year we have a limited number of Cup Day memberships available.  These membership packages haven’t been available for the past 3 years and are strictly limited.  Be in quick to secure yours.

We strive to offer our members an entertaining experience every time they come on course.


Looking to become a new member?  Purchase your membership today and, for less than $1 a day, you not only have access and benefits to the 60+ race meetings of the new season, you will also receive access and benefits to the remaining 17 race meetings in June & July of this season!


* If included in your membership package

NZMTC Membership Options

We are pleased to confirm that from the beginning of the new season, if you have a double membership, your guest card will now also receive a complimentary drink at every NZMTC race meeting (excluding IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day and the Show Day Races).

2022-2023 Season NZMTC Member Benefits

  • Access to the member’s area at each of our 60+ race meetings throughout the season
  • Complimentary glass of house beer, house wine or soft drink for each member and guest* at every NZMTC race meeting (excluding IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day and the Show Day Races)
    * Complimentary guest drink applies to double memberships only
  • Complimentary tea and coffee at each race meeting (excluding IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day)
  • Access to the members car park on IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day (if included in your NZMTC membership package)
  • Participation in members prize draws and promotions throughout the year
  • Invitation to the members new season cocktail party, held at a race meeting in August
  • Discount on food and beverage at Spectators by showing your NZMTC membership card to the Spectators staff
  • Discounts with our Business Partners, including accommodation, day spa, car rental and more.
  • Exclusive NZMTC member only rates to Addington events ie Silvermoon Ladies Night, guest speaker lunches, mini festivals etc
  • Reciprocal rights with the Auckland Trotting Club, Harness Racing Victoria and the South Australia Harness Racing Club


These benefits are available from 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2023 and full details and how to access these benefits will be included in your membership pack.

Regular Double Membership – $211
Membership privileges for one person and a guest card to all NZMTC race meetings EXCLUDING IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day.
Regular Single Membership – $164
Membership privileges for one person to all NZMTC race meetings EXCLUDING IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day.
Metro Double Membership – $206
Membership privileges for one person under 35 years, and a guest card, to all NZMTC race meetings INCLUDING IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day.
Metro Single Membership – $155
Membership privileges for one person under 35 years to all NZMTC race meetings INCLUDING IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day.
Cup Day Double Membership – $357
Membership privileges for one person, and a guest card, to all NZMTC race meetings INCLUDING IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day.
Cup Day Single Membership – $252
Membership privileges for one person to all NZMTC race meetings INCLUDING IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day.

Please Note

Any membership benefits are subject to Christchurch being in an Traffic Light Level with no restrictions on mass gatherings including during Addington Cup Week (2nd week in November).