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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harness The Trust Ashburton Flying Stakes

Gates Open: 9:00 am Monday 27 Oct - Ashburton
Join Ashburton Trotting Club for their first meeting of the 2014-15 season on Monday 27 October: the Trust Ashburton Flying Stakes. A top day of racing and plenty of entertainment waits at this late-spring raceday. read more >

gallops Supporters Club Raceday 2014

Gates Open: 11:00 am Wednesday 29 Oct - Pukekohe
Once again this year businesses and individuals will have the opportunity to join Counties Racing Clubs 2014/15 Supporters Club. Have lunch and beer, watch some live racing action and wait for your name to be drawn the winner of the trip to Australia. To find more details on the Supporters Club check read more >

gallops Taranaki Life Education Trust Charity Raceday

Gates Open: 11:00 am Thursday 30 Oct - Pukekura Raceway
Taranaki Thoroughbred Racing is proud to host the Taranaki Life Education Trust Charity Race Day. Join Pukekura Raceway in raising awareness of, and funds for, this fantastic local educational resource - get on-course for a fantastic day at the races! 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 >

gallops Ricoh Feilding Gold Cup

Gates Open: 10:30 am Saturday 01 Nov - Awapuni
Head to Awapuni Racecourse to watch some of New Zealand's top thoroughbreds battle it out on the turf. Book into one of the popular hospitality packages and be entertained in style or kick back and relax in the Public Terrace Bar & Cafe. read more >

harness Centennial Race Meeting 2014

Monday 03 Nov - Kaikoura
Join the Kaikoura Trotting Club in celebrating their 100th birthday at South Bay Racecourse. This race meeting should be on the bucket list of any racing enthusiast. With a great picnic environment join in the crowd in the centre of the course to watch the lead in horses for the NZ Cup go around in the Kaikoura Cup. read more >

gallops Sofitel Luxury Hotels Melbourne Cup Day

Gates Open: 10:30 am Tuesday 04 Nov - Ellerslie
Its Auckland's only Melbourne Cup Day party with horses! Sofitel Luxury Hotels Melbourne Cup Day features a 10 race program including the Group III Sofitel Luxury Hotels Stakes over 2000m plus coverage of the Melbourne Cup live on the big screen. Plus music from our on course DJ, the Sofitel Luxury Hotels Style Awards and more. read more >

gallops ABC Business Sales Melbourne Cup Day

Gates Open: 10:30 am Tuesday 04 Nov - Wingatui
Melbourne Cup Day in Dunedin is the embodiment of everything that is great about a day at the races! It is one of the most highly anticipated and eagerly celebrated social occasions of the year and should not be missed. The event has the rare quality to engage everyone who attends it. read more >

gallops Farmlands Melbourne Cup Day races at Otaki

Tuesday 04 Nov - Otaki
Enjoy "The race that stops two countries" while having a great days racing with the Otaki-Maori Racing Club. With live racing at Otaki plus all the action from Melbourne on the screens, what better way to enjoy Australasia's biggest race day. read more >

gallops Rotorua Christmas at the Races

Gates Open: 11:00 am Friday 07 Nov - Rotorua
Rotorua Christmas at the Races was a favourite amongst festive crowds last year and 2014 is gearing up to showcase thrilling thoroughbred racing combined with a fun, social atmosphere. Join the party! It's a great opportunity to get together and celebrate with colleagues, clients or friends. Package read more >
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This Tuesday 4 November New Zealand will come to a standstill for the running of the 154th Melbourne Cup.

Experience the glitz, glamour and thrill of the biggest day of the racing calendar.

Spend a day on-course at Ellerslie, Otaki or Wingatui and enjoy top domestic racing action with live action on the big-screen from Flemington.

 Book a hospitality package now