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Mon 13 Apr 2009, 10:00am–6:00pm

Where: Riverton Racecourse, SH 99, Riverton, Southland District

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Phillip Stuart

The famous Easter Carnival is back with a three day meeting in 2009 and today is Derby Day, featuring the Gallop South Derby for 3-year-old horses, offering $35,000 in prize money in this, it's 3rd running.

The Easter Races at Riverton are nationally recognised as one of the highlights of the racing season in the South Island. The Programme for the entire carnival is:

- Sat. 11 April 2009 Featuring the 100th Riverton Cup
- Mon. 13th April 2009 Featuring the GallopSouth Derby
- Fri. 17th April 2009 The opening day of the National Jumps season featuring 4 Races over the famed Riverton Country.

The Riverton Racing Club in association with, have put together
an exciting itinerary for visitors travelling south for the return of the Easter Riverton 3-Day race meeting in 2009. For further details go to or to check out their itinerary.