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Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day - Auckland Cup Week

When:

Wed 5 Mar 2014, 11:00am

Where: Ellerslie Racecourse, 100 Ascot Ave, Remuera, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Get set for the ultimate half day off!

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 work to celebrate the thrill of Auckland’s iconic race.

Featuring the time-honoured Group I $500,000 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup, the Cup Couture fashion competition for the best dressed couple oncourse and the famous Birdcage Bash after the last race – Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day is the ultimate corporate hosting and networking occasion of the year that is as relaxed as it is exciting and rewarding.

Racegoers can choose from a range of exquisite hospitality options suited to individual’s right through to large, private functions in glamorous trackside marquees.

The Auckland Cup is a gruelling handicap race for any age horse, run over 3200m and dating back to its first running in 1874. The Auckland Cup itself is a magnificent Victorian trophy that Queen Victoria commissioned her Crown Jeweller to make in 1889. Gifted to the Club in the 1930s by Moss Davis (an Auckland Racing Club member), this priceless silver trophy reflects the heritage and prestige of the great race.

Other feature races on the day include the Group lll $70,000 McKee Family Sunline Vase and the Group lll $70,000 Westbury Classic.

And if your boss asks where you are? Just say you're on a course.

Please note: information on this website is intended as a guide only and is subject to change. For up-to-date information including Raceday terms and conditions, please visit the website.

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