Te Rapa Training Centre

The Waikato Thoroughbred Racing offers full-time and casual private training at the Te Rapa venue. 


Monday to Saturday: 6.30am to 10:00am
Sunday and Public Holidays: CLOSED
Trial and Race Days: 6.00am to 8.00am

The course proper will be available (weather dependent) on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Please contact Bart the day prior if it is your intention to come on-site to utilise it.



  • Inside Grass
  • Plough
  • Trial Grass
  • Sand
  • Course Proper - by request
  • Sand Trotting Ring
  • Sand Roll
  • Jump Out Gates
  • Permanent Steeplechase Fences

To utilize the facilities you must complete the below forms. The forms are required for both Training and if you are a track rider.

Completed forms are to be returned to Track Manager Bart Cowan - 027 270 7912 or bart@teraparacing.co.nz

No Forms, NO ACCESS.


For any questions regarding the Training Centre please contact Track Manager Bart Cowan 027 270 7912 or bart@teraparacing.co.nz

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