Taupo Racecourse is home to Racing Taupo.
The Course is renowned for its ability to provide a consistent galloping surface leading up to major spring racing.
Taupo Racecourse Location: From the north: as you enter Taupo township up the hill from the Control Gates Bridge take the first left at the roundabout and proceed up Spa Road remaining in the left lane when the road veers to the right past Taupo Bungy, continue along Centennial Drive past Owen Delany Park until you reach the Racing Club entrance on the left hand side.
From the south: from the lakefront turn right up State Highway 5 (Napier-Taupo Road); take the second left into Crown Road; first right into Miro Street and continue to T junction at the end of Miro Street and turn right into Broadlands Road; take first left into Centennial Drive and Racecourse entrance is on your right.
Accordingly Taupo Racecourse it attracts many high-profile and well-bred horses which commence their campaigns at the Stud Day and Spring Marquee Meeting.
There are no permanent grandstands at Taupo Racecourse but a natural bank running the length of the track provides excellent viewing.
Marquees are erected at all Taupo Racecourse meetings to provide shelter from sun or adverse weather conditions.
Manager: Dave Taylor
PO Box 9,
Ph: 07 348 6603
Ph: 07 378 6428 (raceday)
Fax: 07 348 7696
Summer Meeting - Taupo Racecourse
Locals and visitors alike flock to the Taupo Racecourse for this meeting taking advantage of picnic spots under the trees or establishing themselves along the natural grandstand which runs parallel to the straight.
The theme for the day is country picnic racing with prizes for the best car-boot picnic, and plenty of free entertainment for the children.
In addition to the ever popular lolly scramble and bouncy castle, the children can get to take to the track themselves against any game adults in the ever popular Three-Headed Race.
Local radio station More FM conducts a keenly contested Fashion in the Field competition along with running additional entertainment for the children.
Roving musicians add to the flavour of the day providing a variety of background music.
Punters are not forgotten either and can rest assured that the odds are definitely in their favour at Taupo Racecourse with Racebase statistics showing the Taupo is the most "punter friendly" track in the country according to the strike rate of favourites.
Over the last 10 years at Taupo Racecourse favourites have won 41.8% of races at Taupo which makes it a true punters' paradise!