Riccarton Park Racecourse

Located in the heart of Christchurch is Riccarton Park Racecourse where racing has been held since the mid-1800s.

The track features some of New Zealand's best races, such as the New Zealand Cup and the 1000/2000 Guineas.

The New Zealand Cup is held in November annually.

The course is managed by the Canterbury Jockey Club and holds 22 race meetings per season.


  • List of important races
  • New Zealand Cup
  • New Zealand 1000 Guineas
  • New Zealand 2000 Guineas

Riccarton Park Racecourse Track Details

The track at Riccarton Park is versatile as it can hold both sprint and long distance racing as well as Jumps.

At 3200 metres, this is the longest Race held at the track, which is run in the New Zealand Cup.


Riccarton Park Racecourse History

The history of this track dates back to 1855.

In 1865, the first New Zealand Cup was held, making it one of the oldest races New Zealand has to offer.


Riccarton Park Racecourse Map


This is not an official Riccarton Park Racecourse website. The information on this page is solely the view and opinion of the author and should not be considered an official source of Riccarton Park Racecourse information.


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