Kumara Races

Gates open 9am
Jan. 9, 2021

A Fantastic old-fashioned country horse race meeting. The main race, the Kumara Gold Nuggets boasts a real gold nugget as the prize.

The feature race is the Kumara Gold Nuggets and as well as the prize money, the winning owners receive two ounces of Gold.

Many West Coasters return for this historic race day to meet with family and friends and enjoy the social atmosphere generated by the many tents and BBQ's which carry on until late in the night.

This is a family friendly event and there will be great entertainment as well as local food to experience such as whitebait and venison.

If you are looking for a taste of West Coast hospitality this is a race day not to miss.


  • General admission: $15
  • Children under 15 free

Gates open 9am

  • First race: 12:27pm
  • Last race: 5:08pm


Buses leave from outside Speights Ale House, outside Seven Penny on Mawhera Quay, then onto the Recreation Hotel and the Paroa Hotel from 10am and 10.15am.

The buses will return for another trip approx. 10.50am and 11.05am.

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