Thames Racecourse is home to Thames Jockey Club which holds 1 meeting a year in January.
Thames Racecourse is located at the entrance to the picturesque Kauearnga Valley in Thames on the Coromandel Peninsula, this is the perfect summer venue with a picnic atmosphere, "No suits or ties required'.
The Coromandel Peninsula is one of the largest holiday destinations in New Zealand and Thames is central to all the holiday areas and is the largest town on the Coromandel Peninsula.
Turn right from the main road into Banks Street (Toyota Car Factory on left, BP Service station on right), take second turn on right on to Parawai Road and follow this road to the Racecourse.
Thames Jockey Club
Ph: 07 868 7527
Fax: 07 868 7527
M: 0274 605 826
The feature event is the $30,000 Thames Cup, an Open Handicap race. Overall, the meeting has $140,000 in stakes on offer.
The meeting is part of 'Destination Summer' ensuring it will be day to remember. Entertainment includes "Holiday Fashion in the Field", free children's entertainment including rides, magic shows, clowns etc. and many novelty competitions and give aways on the day - including a Queensland travel prize.
There will also be a novelty Punters Club. As well as Barista coffee, a variety of food including local mussel fritters will be on offer. Admission is $5.