As a Member of the Wellington Racing Club you are entitled to Reciprocal Rights with a large number of major racing clubs in New Zealand, Australia and Asia.
It is important when visiting a reciprocal Club that you have your Membership Cards or a Letter of Introduction from the Wellington Racing Club. A letter can be produced by contacting Darin Balcombe at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 04 528 9611.
Unless stated the gate charge at all meetings must be paid where applicable. Members without season guest privileges at Trentham may be restricted to one Members’ ticket at other Clubs.
While every effort is made to ensure these reciprocal rights are correct, individual Clubs may vary benefits provided from time to time.We would appreciate any feedback as to your experience at other clubs.
Reciprocal Clubs and your benefits as a member of the WRC
All RACE Inc. Clubs
(Manawatu, Feilding, Marton, Rangitikei & Otaki-Maori)
A WRC Member is entitled to racecourse entry and two Members’ tickets for all race days at Awapuni, Otaki and Trentham, including Levin RC and Masterton RC meetings at these venues. Additional tickets may be available by contacting WRC prior to race day
Auckland Racing Club
A WRC Member is entitled up to two Members’ tickets for any ARC meeting by presenting their Membership Cards, or a letter from the WRC, at the Race-day Office.
Counties Racing Club
A WRC Member is entitled to request Members’ tickets for all Counties Racing Club meetings as required (reasonable limits apply).
Waikato Racing Club
A WRC Member will be provided complimentary tickets to the Kentucky (Members) Lounge on presentation of their current WRC membership. Gate admission charges (if any) must be paid.
Hawke’s Bay Racing Inc.
A WRC Member is entitled up to two Members’ tickets for any HBRI meeting by presenting their Membership Cards, or a letter from the WRC, at the Race-day Office.
Canterbury Jockey Club
A WRC Member is entitled up to two Members’ tickets for any CJC meeting by presenting their Membership Cards, or a WRC letter, at the Race-day Office.
Australian Turf Club
(Formerly the Australian Jockey Club and Sydney Turf Club)
WRC members are required to pay course entry and will receive a complimentary members ticket on production of their current WRC Member Card and a PHOTO ID at all four courses on all days other than The Autumn Carnival Race Days.
This includes complimentary Member access during the Spring Racing Carnivals.
These privileges are offered in the spirit of reciprocity and apply to visiting members from NZ not resident in Australia. Please click HERE for more details
Victoria Racing Club
A WRC Member is entitled to one complimentary Members ticket on a non feature day. On other feature days two Members Stand tickets can be purchased from the Race-day Office by showing proof of Membership.
For the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the Victoria Racing Club extend an invitation to WRC Members to purchase Members’ Enclosure Ticketing for the Carnival.
For the 2014 Melbourne Cup Carnival, please download the Members’ Enclosure Ticket Application Form for the WRC from HERE. Hard copies can be obtained from the Wellington Racing Club office by calling on 04 528 9611
Note that the closing date for postal applications is Friday 17th October as noted on the application. While VRC will continue to sell tickets after this date,they will need to be collected prior to raceday or purchased directly over the counter.
Melbourne Cup Carnival ticketing options (including Hill Stand, Lawn Stand, Undercroft and general admission) can be found HERE
Melbourne Racing Club
A WRC Member is entitled to one complimentary Members’ ticket on all days at Caulfield & Sandown (including Caulfield Cup Day). Members’ also have the opportunity to purchase one guest pass as well.
Moonee Valley Racing Club (Melbourne)
A WRC Member has the opportunity to purchase two Members’ tickets for all days at Moonee Valley (including Cox Plate Day). On non-major days some complimentary tickets will be available. On all days the gate charge must be paid where applicable. Should you wish to know rights in advance, please contact the WRC prior to travel.
Application for reciprocal rights for the Cox Plate can be downloaded from HERE when available
Brisbane Racing Club
A WRC Member is entitled to one complimentary Members’ tickets on all race days at Eagle Farm and Doomben, and has the opportunity to purchase additional tickets for guests at the going rate for that day. WRC Members must show ID and their WRC Members Card or Letter of Introduction from the Club.
Cairns Jockey Club
WRC members is entitled to receive members privileges at CJC following paying gate entry except on the following Carnivals due to capacity restraints.
Cairns Cup - August
Cairns Amateurs - Early September
Melbourne Cup -Early November
Gold Coast Turf Club
A WRC Member is entitled to two complimentary Members’ tickets for non feature and semi-feature days. On major race days the badge holder may purchase up to two tickets.
Werribee Racing Club
The Werribee Racing Club offer the Wellington Racing Club Members Reciprocal Rights to all of their race meetings including Werribee Cup Day in November. These rights allow Wellington RC members free entry into the racecourse on all days including access to the Member’s Dining Room (excluding Cup Day & Christmas Day).
West Australian Turf Club
A WRC Member is entitled to one complimentary Members’ ticket and the opportunity to purchase one additional guest ticket for all days at Ascot & Belmont Park.
Other international Racing Clubs
Hong Kong Jockey Club
A WRC Member is entitled to one complimentary Members’ ticket and the opportunity to purchase an additional guest pass for all race meetings at Happy Valley & Sha Tin (including the HKJC International Race Meeting).
Singapore Turf Club
A WRC Member is asked to make prior arrangements for complimentary tickets before visiting Singapore Racecourse and all requests must be accompanied by a letter of introduction from the WRC. Complimentary tickets are available to a Member and their guest except for major race-meetings.