Pirongia Boxing Day Races

Every Boxing Day, New Zealand’s oldest racing club, the Alexandra Racing Club, plays host to the Pirongia Boxing Day Races.

After an indulgent Christmas, the Pirongia Boxing Day Races provide the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind with friends and family. Enjoy a flutter on the horses or just soak up the social atmosphere at this iconic Boxing Day tradition.

This fantastic racing event is unusual in the fact that for every other day, the racecourse is in fact, a golf course! Gather the family, come for a day of fun in the field, entertainment and more!

Locals and visitors alike flock to this popular event which has become part of the local Christmas calendar, so pack a picnic and claim your spot among the shady trees surrounding the track this Boxing Day.


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