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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gallops Cockies and Contractors Day

Gates Open: 10:00 am Friday 27 Feb - Omakau
Join the Central Otago Racing Club at Omakau for the annual Cockies and Contractors Big Day Out! This is a great opportunity to entertain your clients or staff and enjoy some great hospitality at the races. read more >

harness Northern Oaks

Gates Open: 4:00 pm Friday 27 Feb - Alexandra Park
The 2015 Auckland Cup Week festival kicks off with Northern Oaks. Join Alexandra Park for a top night of harness racing, festivities and entertainment - including reggae band Sons of Zion - as they cut the ribbon to officially open the festival. With free general admission and dining and private function options, there's something for everyone. read more >

gallops Auckland Cup Week TV3 Derby Day

Gates Open: 10:30 am Saturday 28 Feb - Ellerslie
Join Auckland Racing Club for the opening day of New Zealand's richest, biggest and most glamorous week of racing. Witness the best racing in New Zealand and Prix de Fashion - New Zealand's Fashion in the Field grand finale. There's Picnics and Ponies, Punter of the Year and great corporate hospitality options. See you there! read more >

gallops The Little Avondale Lowland Stakes Raceday

Gates Open: 11:00 am Saturday 28 Feb - Hastings
Celebrate the end of summer with a family BBQ at the races. Lowland Stakes Raceday - Classic Hits Family Fun Day combines top thoroughbred racing action with fun family entertainment for all ages. And because it's not summer without a BBQ, bring your own BBQ setup or have your BBQ food cooked by an onsite Grill Master. Delish! read more >

gallops 153rd Cromwell Cup Day

Gates Open: 10:30 am Sunday 01 Mar - Cromwell
Get on-course for Cromwell Cup Day! The day is set to be a colourful affair, which is much loved by the locals and is a favourite tradition for many families. With free kids activities, live music, and fashions on the field - it is the ideal social occasion for families, customers or clients! read more >

greyhounds Plaster Board Auckland Cup

Gates Open: 12:00 pm Sunday 01 Mar - Manukau Stadium
It's the turn of the Greyhounds as Auckland Cup Week continues at Manukau Stadium. The event will feature Group One $75,000 Auckland Cup Final and Group Two Railway Sprint Final. Bring along your mates and enjoy a delicious meal in the new Grandstand, the lounge will be warm and it is sure to be an action packed night. read more >

gallops Auckland Cup Week Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day

Gates Open: 11:00 am Wednesday 04 Mar - Ellerslie
Auckland Cup Week continues with Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day, an opportunity for every Aucklander to take pride in their city and a great excuse to have a half day off! Enjoy a day of top racing action, Cup Couture and great corporate hospitality options. read more >

gallops Twilight Races at Riccarton Park

Gates Open: 2:00 pm Thursday 05 Mar - Riccarton Park
Get on-course for a great day of racing at Riccarton! All the fun of twilight racing with live music throughout plus supporting the New Zealand Brain Research Institute. Great hospitality options available! read more >

harness Auckland Cup

Gates Open: 4:00 pm Friday 06 Mar - Alexandra Park
Friday 6th March is the night where all the stars are out to play both on and off the track! Cup Week at Alexandra Park is free to casual customers who want to join the festivities from the Garden Bar or the Alex Bar & Eatery. For those looking for something special; Alex Park offers dining packages and private functions options. read more >

gallops Auckland Cup Week Diamond Day ft. Whips N Spurs

Gates Open: 11:00 am Saturday 07 Mar - Ellerslie
Diamond Day provides the perfect opportunity for racegoers to celebrate the finale of a fantastic week! Top racing action, the Diamond Darling Fashion Competition, Whips n Spurs Party and great corporate hospitality options are all waiting for you at Ellerslie Racecourse. read more >
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Auckland Cup Week is the biggest and most glamorous event in Auckland's racing diary.

With hotly contested Viva Prix de Fashion, amazing hospitality packages and sensational racing action, it’s a week that’s sure to impress.

Find out more about Auckland Cup Week 2015 here.