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Auckland Cup Week

When:

Sat 28 Feb 2009, 10:30am–9:00pm
Wed 4 Mar 2009, 10:30am–9:00pm
Sat 7 Mar 2009, 10:30am–9:00pm

Where: Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Ave, Remuera, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult - General Admission (Telecom Derby Day): $20.00
  • Adult - General Admission (Stella Artois Auckland Cup Day): $20.00
  • Adult - General Admission (Diamond Day): $10.00
  • Stella Artois Lawn Party - Stella Artois Auckland Cup Day: $50.00
  • General Admission - Children Under 15 years - Entire week: $0.00
  • Presidents' Club - Telecom Derby Day (excl gst): $260.00
  • Presidents' Club - Stella Artois Auckland Cup Day (excl gst): $305.00
  • Presidents' Club - Diamond Day (excl gst): $235.00
  • Mercedes Fashion Village - Telecom Derby Day (incl gst): $120.00
  • Cuvee Champagne Bar & Lawn - Telecom Derby Day (excl gst): $200.00
  • Cuvee Champagne Bar & Lawn - Stella Artois Auckland Cup Day (excl gst): $225.00
  • Chairman's Club - Stella Artois Auckland Cup Day (excl gst): $335.00
  • Chairman's Club - Telecom Derby Day (excl gst): $295.00
  • Chairman's Club - Diamond Day (excl gst): $135.00
  • Champions' Club - Telecom Derby Day (excl gst): $110.00
  • Champions' Club - Stella Artois Auckland Cup Day (excl gst): $135.00
  • Ascot (Members) Stand - Telecom Derby Day (incl gst): $30.00
  • Ascot (Members) Stand - Stella Artois Auckland Cup Day (incl gst): $50.00
  • Ascot (Members) Stand - Diamond Day (incl gst): $30.00
  • Newmarket Lawn Enclosure - Stella Artois Auckland Cup Day (incl gst): $120.00
  • Grandstand Boxes (excl gst) (per person rate) - Telecom Derby Day (excl gst): $235.00
  • Grandstand Boxes (excl gst) (per person rate) - Stella Artois Auckland Cup Day (excl gst): $275.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Auckland Cup Week is New Zealand's richest, biggest and most glamorous racing event. The three-day carnival showcases the best thoroughbred racing has to offer with this nation's finest horses, jockeys and trainers competing for the biggest prizes in the country!

Combined with fabulous fashions, exquisite hospitality options, all day entertainment and the legendary 'Birdcage Bash', it's ‘Auckland's Ultimate Party’ and is set to be held on 28 February (Telecom Derby Day), 4 March (Stella Artois Auckland Cup Day) and 7 March (Diamond Day)!

Telecom Derby Day
Saturday 28 February
Telcom Derby Day is the opening day to Auckland Cup Week and features the time-honoured Telecom New Zealand Derby. This year’s race will be run for a staggering $2.2 million, making it the second richest Derby in the Southern Hemisphere and the richest race in New Zealand! Bringing together the best 3YO horses from both New Zealand and Australia and raced over the classic distance of 2400m, this is one race not to be missed!

And the action doesn’t stop on the track! Off track, all eyes are on the catwalk as hundreds of stylish hopefuls compete for a spot in the final of the national fashions in the field event – Mercedes Prix de Fashion! Touted as being the crème de la crème of fashion events with competitors from around New Zealand, the winner takes all of an amazing $100,000 prize package!

Stella Artois Auckland Cup Day
Wednesday 4 March
The Stella Artois Auckland Cup is New Zealand’s richest staying contest with this year's race being run for $1million! Watch out for Graeme Sanders-trained ‘Prize Lady’ who will be aiming for her third successive tilt in this mighty 3200m race. Midweek racing is the perfect opportunity for corporates to take a day out of the office and entertain clients trackside in one of many hospitality options, and this day is fast becoming a must-do on the Auckland social calendar.

But the horses and jockeys will not be the only ones stepping out in their finest attire on Stella Artois Auckland Cup Day! Ellerslie’s grandstands will be awash with colour as some of Auckland’s best-dressed couples attempt to wow the crowds with their stylish ensembles in an effort to be the best-dressed couple on course and win a luxurious first-prize package in the Stella Artois Cup Couture event.

Diamond Day
Saturday 7 March
Diamond Day at Ellerslie is Ladies’ Day and a celebration of the week that was! People are encouraged to come and enjoy the last few golden rays of the summer while soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the sights and sounds of thundering hooves and champagne fizzing. As the final day of Auckland Cup Week, Diamond Day is the perfect opportunity for ladies to wear their most show-stopping outfit and dazzle other race-goers with their unique style.

Those ladies who are deemed to be well-dressed could be one of 500 lucky recipients of a goodie bag courtesy of www.fashionz.co.nz OR they may just be spotted by a roaming oncourse judge and be in to win a $25,000 diamond as part of Angela Daniel Jewellery’s Diamond Darling event!

For further information or to check out ticketing and hospitality options visit www.aucklandcupweek.co.nz or call (09) 522 3824.

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