Cambridge Raceway Centenary Meeting

Where: Cambridge Raceway, Taylor St, Cambridge, Waipa

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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A great night of summer racing with plenty of atmosphere promises to entertain racegoers attending Cambridge Raceway’s January 11 meeting in 2019, which will mark the centenary of the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Harness Incorporated racing club.

Established in 1919, the club has become an integral part of the Cambridge community. Not only has it become the epicenter for racing in the region, its facilities have also been widely utilised, including as a training camp for the New Zealand military during World War II.

To mark the milestone, the club plans to celebrate in style with the night taking on a 1920’s Great Gatsby and Peaky Blinders theme and racegoers are encouraged to dress-up accordingly.

“We want to make a really big night of the centenary meeting,” Cambridge Raceway chief executive Dave Branch said.

“It’s all going to be dress-up, the whole place will be decked out in a 1920’s theme.

“We want to create a great atmosphere and pack the grass verge out along the front of the grandstand with hospitality, the Skyline Lounge will also be open, the Alf Walsh Lounge will take on a speakeasy vibe for the night and we will also have our Colts and Fillies Club to entertain the children.

“We’re not only celebrating racing at Cambridge but also the past 100 years of the Cambridge township and we’re involving the Cambridge Community in the promotions and the race night.

The night will also offer a great card of racing, including the Gr.2 Waikato Flying Mile (1609m) and the Gr.3 Cambridge Trotters Flying Stakes (1700m), which have been specifically moved to mark the celebration.

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