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.

We strive to offer our members an entertaining experience every time they come on course and our members are offered giveaways and a free drink at every NZMTC race meeting (excluding IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day and the Show Day Races).

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 9 November) and the Show Day Races (Friday 12 November).

Membership Options

Current Season Member Benefits

  • Access to the member’s lounge
  • Complimentary glass of house beer, house wine or soft drink (excluding IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day and the Show Day Races)
  • Complimentary tea and coffee (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
  • Discount on food and beverage at Spectators by showing your membership card to the Spectators staff
  • Reciprocal rights with the Auckland Trotting Club, Harness Racing Victoria and the South Australia Harness Racing Club
Regular Double Membership – $161
Membership Privileges for one person, plus an additional member’s guest badge, to all NZMTC race meetings EXCLUDING IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day.
Regular Single Membership – $114
Membership privileges for one person to all NZMTC race meetings EXCLUDING IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day.
Metro Double Membership – $156
Membership privileges for one person under 35 years, plus an additional member’s guest badge, to all NZMTC race meetings INCLUDING IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day.
Metro Single Membership – $102
Membership privileges for one person under 35 years to all NZMTC race meetings INCLUDING IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day.
Cup Day Double Membership – $307
Membership privileges for one person, plus an additional member’s guest badge, to all NZMTC race meetings INCLUDING IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day.
Cup Day Single Membership – $202
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).