City of Palmerston North Festival of Racing

Based around the Manawatu Harness Raceway and Awapuni Racecourse, the Festival features activities celebrating the many things that make Palmy great 


Wednesday 25th March afternoon will see Harness Racing at the Harness Raceway, come along and enjoy the day with free entry. 

Friday 27th March will see Harness and Greyhound racing taking centre stage with a great family night of entertainment. With performances as well as sports sulky racing, a dual sulky challenge and plenty of children's entertainment.  

Saturday 28th March sees the Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sires Produce Race Day take off, featuring the Group 1 Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes alongside Fashion in the Field and live music.