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Hawera Cup 2022


Exciting races rounding out the Manawatu Harness Racing season!

With the unfortunate abandonment of Hawera's Waitangi Day meeting the 2022 installment of the Hawera cup has been shifted to Manawatu Raceways 29th March meeting. Held two days before the Manawatu Festival Cup meeting (and MHRC closer) the Hawera cup will be run at a stake of $15,000.

The 17th March Country Cup and the Festival Cup on the 31st will both be run at stakes of $20,000.

Races Coming Up


If you were looking for a reason to bring your horses to Manawatu Raceway this is it!

As we move into the latter part of this Manawatu Harness Racing Club Season the club is excited to present a number of races which differ from the norm. 

  • Thanks to the generosity of Allan & Petrina Shutkowski we have the CA Penny mares and fillies series with $10,000 heats on the 15/17/29 March and $12,000 final on the 31 March (Conditions will be available later this week).
  • Two $20,000 country cup heats being run on 17 and 31 March under Country Cup conditions. 
  • The $15,000 end of season trot (had to have raced here at least twice in the season).
  • The Graduation heats with $13,000 finals on both 15 and 31 March.

Some good stakes money available in these races and hopefully some strong fields to go along with them as well.

Use the following links to find more details.

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