Cambridge Raceway was founded in 1919 as the home of Harness Racing in the Waikato. The unique appeal along with the abundance of off street parking and ample space, make Cambridge Raceway the perfect location for your next function or event. Cambridge Raceway is just a three-minute drive from central Cambridge, and only 20 minutes from central Hamilton or 15 minutes south of Hamilton Airport.

Exciting things are happening behind the green fence on Taylor Street.

The home of harness racing, Cambridge Raceway, is blossoming into a fresh, premium events and function centre.

Race-goers who are used to soaking up the atmosphere at this unique venue will be thrilled with the improvements, while newcomers will realise they are on to a winner.

Cambridge Raceway is steeped in history. From humble beginnings as a trotting club nearly a century ago, it has built on its heritage and evolved through different eras to remain a revered centre for racing.

By dawn, excitement is already in the air. Hooves fly and horses’ breaths linger in the cool morning as trainers prepare them for race day. There’s always the chance of achieving greatness at this track: it’s one of the fastest in New Zealand and has been the site of many great records.

Great food, drinks and company, combined with the rush of the races, make an evening at Cambridge Raceway a truly unforgettable experience.

At any time of year, the buzz of harness racing lingers long after the last horses have run.

Looking for a venue for your next team day? How about holding your conference in a place that oozes style and excitement? Weddings and other special occasions will be made even more memorable at this exceptional venue, right in the heart of Cambridge.

It’s the only place in Cambridge that can comfortably host up to 500 people, with plenty of parking for everyone. The venue is flexible enough to accommodate smaller gatherings, too, and even welcomes groups as small as 10 people. Simply discuss your needs with our helpful staff and take your pick.

Our talented catering team is bringing a fresh approach to food. All tastes are catered for, and quality cuisine is matched with professional service.

If you’re looking for some really unique corporate entertainment, why not try your hand at dual sulkies racing? Sit alongside a professional driver and battle it out with your workmates, colleagues, even your boss, as spectators cheer you on. It’s a terrific team-building event, guaranteed to become office folklore.

Cambridge Raceway. Your best bet for a truly memorable event.

Main Services


With 6 dedicated function spaces over three different levels, Cambridge Raceway offers the perfect space for your next function or event.

The unique shape of the rooms allows enable events to be tailored to your specific needs and requirements.

Facilities and Services

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Conference and Function Venues
Ground Level
Theatre: 300 Banquet: 250
Classroom: 180 Cocktail: 500
U-Shape: 69 Board Room: 78
Cabaret: 90 Exhibition: 400

Level 1
Theatre: 150 Banquet: 274
Classroom: 96 Cocktail: 300
U-Shape: 66 Board Room: 72
Cabaret: 60 Exhibition: 250

Level 2
Theatre: 250 Banquet: 274
Classroom: 320 Cocktail: 400
U-Shape: 66 Board Room: 72
Cabaret: 90 Exhibition: 250

Board Room
Theatre: 108 Banquet: 72
Classroom: 63 Cocktail: 130
U-Shape: 36 Board Room: 42
Cabaret: 60 Exhibition: 120

Presidents Lounge
Board Room: 16 Banquet: 78
Classroom: 84 Cocktail: 100
Exhibition: 80  

Winners Lounge
Theatre: 60 Banquet: 36
Classroom: 30 Cocktail: 100
U-Shape: 20 Board Room: 26
Cabaret: 36 Exhibition: 90

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