CATR-Christmas at the Races 2014

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 Grand National Day 1 - Estar Online Winter Cup

Gates Open: Saturday 02 Aug - Riccarton Park
For many this is the highlight of the jumping year and they dive in, head first for a whole week of action at the outstanding Canterbury Jockey Club's famous Grand National meeting. The Northerners come down to meet the stars of the Southern scene and it always throws up some surprises as the unexposed boys from the South often prove themselves more than up to the task. A great excuse for a wee break away in Christchurch! read more >

gallops Grand National Day 2 - Hospitality NZ Canterbury Grand National Hurdles

Gates Open: 10:00 am Wednesday 06 Aug - Riccarton Park
For many this is the highlight of the jumping year and they dive in, head first for a whole week of action at the outstanding Canterbury Jockey Club's famous Grand National meeting. The Northerners come down to meet the stars of the Southern scene and it always throws up some surprises as the unexposed boys from the South often prove themselves more than up to the task. A great excuse for a wee break away in Christchurch! read more >

gallops Grand National Day 3 - Racecourse Hotel Motor Lodge Grand National Steeplechase

Gates Open: 10:00 am Saturday 09 Aug - Riccarton Park
For many this is the highlight of the jumping year and they dive in, head first for a whole week of action at the outstanding Canterbury Jockey Club's famous Grand National meeting. The Northerners come down to meet the stars of the Southern scene and it always throws up some surprises as the unexposed boys from the South often prove themselves more than up to the task. A great excuse for a wee break away in Christchurch! read more >

gallops Saturday Races at Otaki including the Bill Skelton Punters Challenge Trophy

Gates Open: 11:00 am Saturday 16 Aug - Otaki
A great day of racing waits at a historic country track – plus the annual Bill Skelton Punter’s Challenge competition is on again for 2014. Have the most cash in your kitty at the end of the day and the Bill Skelton Challenge Trophy – plus a grand prize of $1000 cash - is yours! This special trophy is a true piece of sporting memorabilia, incorporating a pair of mounted stirrup irons that Bill, one of NZ’s greatest jockeys, used throughout his career. An additional prize is yet to be confirmed. read more >

gallops Makfi Challenge Stakes supporting Daffodil Day

Gates Open: 10:30 am Saturday 30 Aug - Hastings
This year we are teaming up with the Hawke's Bay Cancer Society to support New Zealand Daffodil Day. 100% of your gate admission, along with the proceeds from a charity auction, will go towards this exceptional charity and the incredible work they do in supporting so many Hawke's Bay families. read more >

gallops Goodman Fielder Great Northern Day

Gates Open: 10:30 am Saturday 06 Sep - Ellerslie
There could not be a better day to celebrate the start of the new season than joining us for the 'Coast to Coast' of horse racing - the Great Northern Steeplechase! The Great Northern Steeplechase and the Great Northern Hurdle are two of the most prestigious jumping races on the New Zealand winter racing calendar. read more >

gallops Spire Fashion Fiesta

Gates Open: Saturday 13 Sep - Ruakaka
Experience a day of high fashion, high energy and high horses at the Spire Fashion Fiesta on 13 September 2014! Indulge in a banquet luncheon, take in the beauties on the catwalk or just come along and enjoy the action on the track! VIP Tickets cost $100 and include a banquet lunch, and entertainment throughout the day. General admission is FREE! read more >

gallops Windsor Park Plate

Gates Open: 10:30 am Saturday 20 Sep - Hastings
As the spring sunshine keeps streaming in, the racing action moves up a notch with New Zealand's highest rated race, including the headline Windsor Park Plate Group 1 event. For those who want to witness the best quality racing New Zealand has to offer, this a day that should not be missed. read more >

gallops The Spring Classic

Gates Open: 10:30 am Saturday 04 Oct - Hastings
Tradition, fashion, style and heart stopping racing action all meet in a glorious setting at Hawke's Bay's most stylist spring event. As the Spring Carnival's grande finale - and Hawke's Bay's biggest raceday - this is a day not to be missed. read more >

gallops Tauranga Christmas at the Races

Gates Open: 9:30 am Saturday 01 Nov - Tauranga
The Best of the Bay is on show this Christmas as Tauranga Racecourse comes alive with spirited thoroughbred racing. With an unparalleled party atmosphere, live entertainment and a range of hospitality options, you choose how you want to celebrate this festive season. Make sure you book early - these packages sell out fast! read more >
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Welcome

Join the party and get your crew on-course this festive season! There are over 50 Christmas at the Races events nationwide throughout November and December and a range of hospitality packages to suit. 


Book in, sit back and take credit for your best social soiree yet. Too easy!