Membership of the Canterbury Jockey Club

We invite you to make application to the Canterbury Jockey Club for membership. Share with us the unique excitement that is Thoroughbred Racing. Once the domain of the elite, now we can all share in the growth of this global billion-dollar business.

Your Canterbury Jockey Club membership offers you outstanding privileges. You become a recognised contributing supporter and a participant in Club activities.

Members also participate in unique member only promotions (see image- Paul Costigan with his grand daughter Isabella and flanked by former Chairman, Peter Cordner (left) and CEO, Tim Mills winning the Passport promotion draw on 25 June, 2011) and recieve options for discounted goods and services from both sponsors and the Club.

Members have the option of participating in unique member only promotions


City and Young City Members

Receive Guaranteed Members’ tickets for the Racing Season:

  1. One Member's ticket
  2. Two Guest Tickets (Young City Members receive only one guest ticket)

This includes:

  • The Premier race meetings
  • Grand National Racing Carnival
  • New Zealand Cup Meeting
  • 4th day of the “Autumn Racing Carnival”

Membership also includes:

  • Complimentary admission to the course and use of Member's facilities in the Club Grandstand for all race meetings held at Riccarton Park
  • Entrance tickets to all Riccarton Park race meetings, where an entrance fee applies.
  • Complimentary parking in the Members' Carpark. (This does not refer to the Show Gate Reserved area).
  • Use of the “Members Only” Beaumaris Room
  • Reciprocal rights with various other racing Clubs in New Zealand and Australia (some conditions do apply)
  • Preferential purchase of Cup Meeting Members’ tickets
  • Preferential booking of Private Suites
  • 10% discount on any confirmed non raceday booking at Riccarton Park Function Centre
  • Members' Newsletter 
  • Special Members Only offers
  • Note: Young Members are under 30 years
  • All privileges apply to any other Clubs that race at Riccarton Park

Provincial Members

These members receive similar privileges to City Members, but only for those racedates conducted by the wards of the Club:

  • Canterbury Racing - Amberly
  • Canterbury Racing - Hororata
  • Canterbury Racing - Riccarton
  • Canterbury Racing - North Canterbury

Become a Member

 Membership applications for the 2014/2015 season opened on May 1.

Membership -

Two easy ways to become a member:

  1. Either, download our application form, fill it in and fax or post it back to us. (currently unavailable)
  2. Or click  to apply online. 
  3. You can also join NZ Cup and Show Week partner the Canterbury A & P Association - the Royal Show