Interislander Summer Festival 2016

Get on-track to experience a great Kiwi tradition: a day at the races. Whether you’re entering Fashion in the Field, planning a fun family day out or after a flutter on the fillies, you’ll find it all at the races. Find an event near you or check out last season’s events.


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gallops Macular Degeneration Charity Raceday ft Avondale Cup and Guineas

Gates Open: 11:00 am Saturday 20 Feb - Ellerslie
Lots of Aucklanders head to Ellerslie for on and off the track excitement! Feel the thrill of racing action as the horses thunder along the track in a bid to win one of the day's exhilarating races including the Group II Avondale Cup and the Avondale Guineas. read more >

gallops Platinum Homes Taranaki Cup Day featuring Silk Spa Fashions on the Field

Saturday 20 Feb - Pukekura Raceway
This premier race day features action-packed races including the Group 3 Platinum Homes Taranaki Cup and the Group 3 Two Year old Classic. Get ready for a day of trackside fashion, fun and famous faces, including SMM Style Lounge featuring the Silk Spa Fashions On The Field. read more >

gallops Haunui Farm Group 1 WFA Race Day

Gates Open: 10:30 am Saturday 27 Feb - Otaki
The Haunui Farm Group 1 Weight for Age (WFA) race was one of the highest rating races of last season throughout New Zealand and should be again in 2016! Otaki provides a beautiful setting for racing or just having a great time with family and friends, and is less than an hours drive from both Wellington and Palmerston North. read more >

harness Westport Trots

Gates Open: 12:00 pm Friday 04 Mar - Westport
A fun filled day with an electric atmosphere. Exciting harness racing action, and tasty local fare waits. Join us for our local celebration! read more >

gallops Ballance Twilight Meeting

Friday 04 Mar - Awapuni Park
Manawatu's Twilight Raceday is the perfect chance to take a cheeky Friday afternoon off and dabble in some summer racing action. Live music will keep the course rocking till the sun goes down! read more >

gallops Auckland Cup Week- BMW Derby Day

Gates Open: 10:30 am Saturday 05 Mar - Ellerslie
Join us for the opening day of New Zealand's richest, biggest and most glamorous week of racing. Experience the glamour of Auckland Cup Week at Derby Day with Fashion in the Field and the running of New Zealand richest Group 1 Race€“ the $750,000 NZ Derby. read more >

harness Reefton Trots

Gates Open: 10:00 am Sunday 06 Mar - Reefton
If you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere, Sunday 6th March is your chance to kick back and unwind with good food, good company and exciting harness racing action. Standing and mobile starts. Free Admission read more >

gallops Wyndham Cup Day

Sunday 13 Mar - Wyndham
Wyndham Racing Club's annual Wyndham Cup Day is a fantastic day out for the whole family at one of the most picturesque racecourses in the country. Pack a picnic, sit back and get set for a day of thrilling thoroughbred action. read more >

gallops Riverton Easter Carnival Day 1

Gates Open: 11:00 am Saturday 26 Mar - Riverton
Riverton Easter Carnival Day 1 is full of fantastic Easter racing and lots of on-course entertainment. Women's Fashion in the Field competition will be on with fantastic prizes to be won. The kids will enjoy the day with free kids face painting, bouncy castles, jeeps, a lolly scramble and scavenger hunt and much more. Don't miss out! read more >

gallops Bayleys International Raceday

Gates Open: 9:30 am Saturday 26 Mar - Tauranga
The Bay's richest and most glamorous sporting event is an opportunity to dress up, socialise and enjoy the thrill! The iconic Windsor Park Stud Japan NZ International Trophy is now entering its 45th year. There's plenty of action off the track with the annual Shiseido Fashions in the Field contest and thousands of dollars in prizes to be won. read more >
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Interislander Summer Festival 2015/16

Interislander Summer Festival has everything New Zealander’s love about the classic Kiwi summer - family, fun, food and sunshine! 

Events run throughout December, January and February across the whole country.

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