Summer at the Races 2015

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 Tropical Night at the Races

Gates Open: 4:00 pm Friday 16 Oct - Alexandra Park
On Friday 9th and 16th October, Alexandra Park will be hosting a night of exciting harness racing and fabulous food in the Top of the Park for our themed night of Tropical Night. Come join in the exciting atmosphere of Alexandra Park while you enjoy a sumptuous Tropical buffet with your friends, family and colleagues. read more >

gallops 2015 Rotorua Plate Day

Saturday 17 Oct - Rotorua
The region's richest and most glamorous event of spring, 2015 Rotorua Plate Day features two iconic races: the "Lochinver Station Rotorua Plate" and the time-honoured "Jakkalberry Classic". There will also be fun for fillies of the two legged variety, with the “Fashion Police” on patrol…so dress to win great prizes! read more >

harness Ladies One Mile Day

Gates Open: 10:30 am Sunday 18 Oct - Winton
The Wairio Trotting Club hosts Ladies One Mile Day at Central Southland Raceway in Winton. This day features racing in American style with all races are over one mile (1600m) only. Ladies - there will be plenty of activities so head out for a great days racing with friends and family. read more >

harness Terror To Love Methven Cup

Gates Open: 11:00 am Sunday 18 Oct - Methven
Join Methven Trotting Club for the Group 3 Mountain River Processor's Methven Cup - a race used by a number of potential NZ Trotting Cup contenders. Enjoy a great day of racing from a prime trackside position. Activities include the Brown Pub Punter of the Year for a $4,000 1st prize. Plenty of great hospitality options. See you there! read more >

gallops Tauranga Christmas at the Races

Gates Open: 9:30 am Saturday 31 Oct - Tauranga
Soak up the party atmosphere at Tauranga’s Christmas at the Races! With three fantastic events and a range of hospitality options to choose from, it’s the perfect chance to treat your guests to spirited thoroughbred racing mixed with a whole lot of festive fun! Make sure you book early as these packages sell out fast! read more >

gallops Sofitel Luxury Hotels Melbourne Cup Day

Gates Open: 10:30 am Tuesday 03 Nov - Ellerslie
Celebrate Melbourne Cup Day in style with 10 races, including the Group 3 Sofitel Luxury Hotels Stakes over 2000m, coverage of the Melbourne Cup live on the big screen, the Sofitel Luxury Hotels Style Awards and more. read more >

gallops Melbourne Cup Day races at Otaki

Gates Open: 11:00 am Tuesday 03 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 ABC Business Sales Melbourne Cup Day

Gates Open: 11:00 am Tuesday 03 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 >

greyhounds Hatrick Melbourne Cup

Gates Open: 12:00 pm Tuesday 03 Nov - Hatrick Raceway
Get excited for the Hatrick Melbourne Cup! Fun and fashion are the order of the day! Get your Melbourne Cup finery on and join us for entertainment, great food and of course excellent racing! read more >

gallops Sothys New Zealand 2000 Guineas Day

Gates Open: 10:00 am Saturday 07 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 >
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Christmas at the Races 2015

Organising an end-of-year party for colleagues, friends or family? Christmas at the Races has everything you need to entertain your group in style.

Events run throughout November and December across the whole country.

Find an event near you and book your hospitality package today!