The Kurow Jockey Club races once a year at Kurow racecourse. It’s situated on the south bank of the Waitaki River in North Otago and if you have a passion for fishing as well as racing, then this is the perfect place to visit with plenty of salmon and trout fishing nearby. Like many one day venues, they rely on voluntary labour and the goodwill of the community to bring their venue up to a high level for their annual race meeting and comments from trainers and jockeys are always very praising of the facilities, which are being slowly improved.
How to get there
Kurow is located on the Omarama-Oamaru Road on the south side of the Waitaiki River. It is approximately 40 kms west of Oamaru. The drive through to Omarama takes 30 minutes but is a very spectacular one with views over Lakes Benmore and Aviemore towards McKenzie Country.