The Te Aroha Jockey Club is one of New Zealand’s most picturesque racecourses. It is instantly recognisable with its palm lined driveway and stunning backdrop of Mt Te Aroha – famously known as the “place of love” from the Maori translation of the word “Aroha” for love .

Famed for its country hospitality and top racing Te Aroha is a favourite course for trainers, jockeys and owners nationwide, not to mention the locals who have long made racing at Te Aroha a “must do” part of the community calendar.

Every April thoroughbred breeders from around the country converge on Te Aroha in to celebrate the Group One New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes. A great day of racing attracting the best fillies from around New Zealand and even the odd Aussie raider crosses the ditch to try and wrest the winning purse from one of our own.

RACING TE AROHA SUPPORTERS CLUB have recently held their 2014/15 Annual Awards. Congratulations to the following:

Public Trainer: Peter Lock from Peter Lock Racing Stables with 13 wins
Stayer: CARLOTTA trained by Scott Wenn Racing Stables
2YO: DUKE OF MILLFIELD trained by Opie Racing Stables
Owner/Trainer: Pat Rodewald
Jumper: BACK IN BLACK trained by J J Steffert
Sprinter/Miler: ARROW IN THE SAND trained by Scott Wenn Racing Stables
Horse of the Year: CARLOTTA trained by Scott Wenn Racing Stables