Harness Racing in Nelson

Celebrating 125 Years in 2016 
Winter Races - Friday 10 & Sunday 12 June 2016

Racing is important, but it's not just about the horses

The Nelson Harness Racing Club is committed to growing and improving events that provide return to the racing community, opportunities for local organisations and business and a fun safe environment to the general public. There's some great racing throughout the year that everyone can be a part of.

Harness racing in Nelson is held over two days in January and June at Richmond Park Showgrounds, 358 Lower Queen Street, Richmond, Nelson.  It is one of the region's most popular events, with loads fun for young, old and families alike!

Come celebrate 125 years of racing in Nelson with us in 2016 - find out more!

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