Yip, it’s that time of year again... time for the Waikato Stud Opunake Cup that is.
This is an epic, premier race day which can best be described as being a test match of racing where New Zealand’s best race horses, trainers and jockeys compete. It will feature the listed Waikato Stud Opunake Cup over 1400m and all those on-course will be in to win a Michael Hill Jeweller sapphire and diamond ring worth over $1000! See your race book on the day for details.
The Opunake Cup was a feature event of the Opunake Racing Club before it amalgamated with the Taranaki Racing Club to form Taranaki Thoroughbred Racing in 2009. Opunake is an iconic beach town in the Taranaki region and is renowned for its great surf breaks and swimming beach. We are proud at Pukekura Raceway to host this annual raceday.
There will be a bus from Opunake for race-goers too. The bus will be free for members and $10 for non-members.
Pick-up times as below:
Club Hotel 9.45am
Rahotu Tavern 10.14am
Okato Fish Shop 10.30am
Contact Don Kettlewell (067618362) or Lex Ward (067638318) for more bus information.
Thanks also to our race name sponsors of the Waikato Stud Opunake Cup: New Zealand Bloodstock Insurance, Hassall Homes, Sandford Livestock Ltd, Revital Fertilisers, Mason Appliances - Panasonic, Horton & Co Ltd, Fresh River Finance, Central Milking & Pumping Ltd, Coastal Agri Services, Michael Hill Jeweller.
Oh... and don’t forget to check out our Pukekura Pick. More info on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/PukekuraRaceway.
Unfortunately our entertainment packages for this race day have sold out, but please do not hesitate to contact us about your race day package for our next race day, August 25. Private race day tables are just $70pp and include raceday entry, lunch, afternoon tea, reserved seated area, racebook, six refreshment vouchers and close amenities. We can also cater to all sorts of groups no matter how large or small... just ask Nicola:
06 757 5759
021 445 753
Taranaki Thoroughbred Racing looks forward to having your company track side at the Pukekura Raceway.