It’s the perfect afternoon activity for families, couples and friends: watching – and placing some cheeky bets on – the intense horse races at Otaki-Mairo Racing Club.
Imagine yourself in a peaceful spot surrounded by kilometres of green nature, gazing at the galloping horses and their equestrian. While holding your breath, you and your family and friends pray for your horse to win. Does any of the above tickle your fancy? Then you definitely highlight May 18th in your agenda to go see the next horse races at Otaki-Maori Racing Club.
With its establishment in 1886, Otaki-Maori Racing Club can proudly call itself the sole surviving Maori racing club in New Zealand. Of course it is not without a reason that the racing club has been around for such a long time. So what is its secret? A mix between passionate managers, it is ideal location on the central lower North Island and its excellent training facilities.
Because of all of that, it comes as no surprise that Otaki-Maori Racing club is local favourite. And the fact that the historical spot is only an 18 minutes drive from Greenmantle, makes it all even better. May 18th is going to be a special day with eight spectacular horse races that will take place between 12.00 and 5.00 pm.
Interesting fact: even though every one is allowed to come and enjoy the races, an ordinary membership is only open to people tracing to the Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Toa and Te Ati Awa tribes. But don’t you worry: there are membership available for non-descended too!
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