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Owner Race Day Privileges 2022/2023

If you are an Owner with a runner during the 2022|2023 racing season, at a race meeting held at the New Plymouth Raceway, please see below for your race day privileges.

Owner Privileges

  • Complimentary course admission
  • Members Privileges (access to Member-only areas on-course)
  • Owner Ribbon
  • Race Book
  • Access to the Birdcage Observation Lawn pre- and post-race
  • Complimentary post-race refreshments and catering 

On Arrival

Racecourse Admission Details

Each Owner, and one guest, receive complimentary Racecourse Entry and Members Privileges for the day, including access to the Members Stand La Mer Lounge, or other lounges open to Members and Owners on specific race days

Ribbons and Race Books

On race days with an Entry Fee, Owners can collect an Owner Ribbon/s and their complimentary Race Book/s at the Entry Gate.

On race days with Complimentary Entry, Owners should collect their Ribbon/s and Race Book/s from the Race Day Office, located at the back of the Members Stand.


La Mer Lounge

The La Mer Lounge, located on the ground floor of the Members Stand, features floor to ceiling glass providing superior views of the birdcage and track, along with Bet and Collect facilities, full cash bar, café, and amenities. Please note, on busy race days seating may be limited.

Some race days other lounges within the Members Stand are available for Owners use. Please refer to the Owner’s Letter sent out by NZTR for details of specific Owner facilities on your race day.

Birdcage Observation Lawn

Located off the La Mer Lounge, at the mountain end of the room, the Birdcage Lawn affords Owners an opportunity to get up close to their horse, as they parade prior to going out onto the track. You can often wish your jockey good luck from this vantage point too. You are welcome to utilize this area pre- and post-race, prior to adjourning to the Owners Room as outlined below. (Please note, glass is not allowed in this area, please see the bar for an approved beverage vessel).


Owners Room (Egmont Room located near the La Mer Bar)

Owners of runners in the previous race are invited to the Egmont Room to enjoy the Club’s hospitality. There is a replay TV so you can watch the race again while enjoying refreshments and catering.

A presentation by the Race Sponsor, or their representative, also takes place during this time, with the winning connections receiving a gift box from Taranaki Racing Inc. Most race days the gift box includes a personalised bottle of wine, featuring an image of your horse’s win. Additional memento bottles are available for purchase. Please contract the off

Dress Code

Whilst no dress code is in force in the Members Stand we encourage attendees to dress in smart casual clothing. Most people will be in race day attire i.e. suits and dresses. A high standard of dress is encouraged in these areas.

Good Luck

Thank you for bringing your horse to race at our club. We wish you the best of luck on the day, and look forward to a successful day.

Please note;
Only Owners of runners on race day are eligible for Owner Privileges
Owners of horses that have been scratched are still welcome to enjoy Owner Privileges

If you have any queries please email t[email protected]



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