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 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

Gates Open: 11:00 am 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 >

gallops Sothys New Zealand 2000 Guineas Day

Gates Open: 10:00 am Saturday 08 Nov - Riccarton Park
Sothys New Zealand 2000 Guineas Day marks the official start of New Zealand Cup and Show Week and will give you a great taste of what lies ahead. Guineas Day sees the very best three-year-olds travelling to Riccarton hoping to follow in the hoof-prints of some of the greats of the Australian turf by crossing the line first in one of the two Guineas races run over the carnival. Get on-course for a great day of racing! read more >

gallops Hastings Christmas at the Races

Gates Open: 12:00 pm Sunday 09 Nov - Hastings
The first of two Hawkes Bay Christmas at the Races events this festive season. Enjoy a relaxed Sunday afternoon with colleagues, friends and family. It's an occasion that's not-to-be-missed with live entertainment, fine food, thrilling thoroughbred action and all the joys of Christmas! read more >

harness Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day 2014

Gates Open: 9:30 am Tuesday 11 Nov - Addington
One of the most glamorous and highly-anticipated social events on Canterbury's calendar takes place this 11 November 2014 at Addington. Attracting a 20,000-strong crowd, Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup is a festival of fashion, food, fun and music. Make sure you're on course. 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