The Castlepoint Racing Club annual beach meeting: where picturesque Castlepoint comes alive to the sound of thundering hooves; keenly cheered along by a large crowd of punters, picnickers and spectators. The beach is going to be perfect for our 2021 race day!
A family picnic race day with equaliser betting ($2 tickets) over eight races plus other activities including children's games, a fun fashion parade where participants are chosen from the crowd for the title of 'best dressed for a day at the Castlepoint Races', lucky race book numbers and other entertainment, all within the delightful ambiance of Castlepoint.
Horse racing at Castlepoint dates back to the first days of European settlement in the district. Thomas Guthrie, the first white settler in the area, is said to have encouraged sporting evenings on the beach in front of his station with the station hands taking part in various athletic contests.
Castlepoint is located only 50 min east of Masterton and 2.5 hours from Wellington. Races are held on the strip of beach in front of the Castlepoint Store where plenty of refreshments and food can be purchased.
Tickets are purchased for $2 each. A $2 investment gives you a ticket with a letter printed on it. Immediately prior to each race, a draw is made. Each letter draws a horse. Dividends are paid on winning tickets.