Gore racecourse is home to the Gore Racing Club. The racecourse is sited on 53 hectares of freehold land which as well as providing racing facilities is also a training centre. You can combine your trip to the races with some fishing. From October to April, Gore attracts anglers from all over the world hoping to catch the wily brown trout, famous in the waters of the nearby Mataura river. Gore is also the Country Music Capital of New Zealand and hosts the “Gold Guitar Awards” during the week leading to Queens Birthday weekend each year and is attended by participants from throughout Australasia.
How to get there
The racecourse is located 1.5 km south of Gore township on the Gore-Mataura Highway.