Rotorua Plate Day is on the 21st of October, it is a great day out at the races and features the $70,000 Sweynesse Stakes and the $70,000 Rotorua Challenge Plate.

This is not a date to be missed, as the Rotorua Racing Club will also be hosting its first Punter of the year and the winner can walk away with $10,000 dollars. Please see the information below:


The Rotorua Racing Club is pleased to be offering its inaugural punter of the year competition and this is being held on the 21st of October- A great way to start labour weekend!! Put your punting skills up against the opposition and gain the highest return from betting on eight races to be crowned theĀ 2017 ROTORUA PUNTER OF THE YEAR. With the day being eight races contestants are required to have a betting fund of $800.00 ($100.00 per race minimum) plus $25.00 entry fee per person (maximum of four per team).

The event will be located in the Balmarino Lounge and contestants will receive:

  • Light food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided, free of charge.
  • There will also be a cash bar available.
  • MC for the day will be the knowledgeable Andrew Lacy.
  • Entrants in this will be welcome to join in Pre Punter of the year drinks up in the Rotorua Club the night before, with the Owners and Trainers.

Hurry to enter, as numbers are limited!! For more information please contact Damien Radesic on 07-348-2024 or


Cost: Free Entry for Races, but to enter punter of the year it is $25 per person, please refer to terms and conditions on entry form

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