Riverton Racecourse is home to the Riverton Racing Club.
The Racecourse is situated an easy 25 minutes drive south west of Invercargill and have race meetings three times a year.
Riverton Racecourse, follow the main road (State Highway 99) from Invercargill and 2kms before entering Riverton the Riverton Racecourse is an imposing sight on the right hand side of the Road.
The Riverton Racecourse is spacious with a long finishing straight and all runners having an even chance.
The local area has fine cafes and bars, access to sea fishing through charter boats and local fishermen, trout fishing on the Aparima River that flows through the town, picturesque scenery, native bush walks and is the oldest European settlement in New Zealand.
RIVERTON RACING CLUB
PO Box 2,
Ph: 03 234 8614
Fax: 03 234 8114
Accommodation is available through Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, Motels and a Camping Ground.
The 4 Grandstands with their Orange roofs can be seen many kilometres before you arrive at the Track.
Great Western Steeplechase - Riverton Racecourse
This meeting forms part of the famous Easter Carnival which is nationally recognised as one of the highlights of the racing season in the South Island. The meeting's feature race offers $50,000 in prize money.