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TV3 Derby Day - Auckland Cup Week


Sat 1 Mar 2014, 11:00am

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

Restrictions: All Ages

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New Zealand's richest, biggest and most glamorous week of racing opens in style on TV3 Derby Day! Place your bets early for New Zealand's premier race – the Group I $750,000 TV3 New Zealand Derby. This is joined by nine other thrilling races including the Group III $100,000 Darley Plate, $50,000 Lindsay Mile and $40,000 Otakiri Reserve Nathan's Memorial.

Prix de Fashion
The national Fashions in the Field final, Prix de Fashion is the most prestigious of fashion events with over $30,000 in prizes. Featuring winners from across the country, style and sophistication is on show with the ultimate title up for contention. The main prize includes automatic entry into MYER Fashions on the Field, Australia’s top racing fashion competition at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Picnics and Ponies
Picnics, BBQs with family and friends, music and the sound of horses galloping by are a few of the great family memories created from a day at the races. Picnics & Ponies is back in 2014 and is a great family area featuring free children's entertainment including pony rides, the More FM KidsZONE, Popsicle Planet, bouncy castles, swingball and more! Ellerslie’s big BBQ will be available and there’s space to bring your own picnic (no BYO alcohol). Create some new family traditions at Ellerslie during Auckland Cup Week! Kids under 15 are free. Picnics and Ponies will be located on the Ledger Lawn, beside the Ellerslie Stand.

Punter of the Year
The Ellerslie Punter of the Year competition promises to be a very spirited battle between some of the country’s leading punters. With a first prize of $10,000 cash and a highest turnover prize of $1,000 it will be a hotly contested competition!

Federal Food in the Field
New to Auckland Cup Week 2014 is Federal Food in the Field. Presented by SKYCITY, Federal Food in the Field is the ultimate place on course to tantalise your taste buds with a selection of delicious dishes on offer from The Grill by Sean Connolly and Peter Gordon's Bellota. Foodies and racegoers alike can enjoy an assortment of dishes from two of Federal Street’s finest oncourse at Ellerslie.

Lindauer Style Stable
What better way to celebrate Auckland Cup Week than with Lindauer? Look out for the Lindauer Style Stable as you arrive on course at Ellerslie. The Lindauer Style Stable is offering every racegoer a VIP experience across all three days of Auckland Cup Week. Pose for a photo to capture your raceday style, visit the Lindauer Beauty Bar for all your beauty essentials, or enjoy a spot of people watching – the Lindauer Style Stable has it all! In addition, keep an eye out for Lindauer Raceday Ambassador Colin Mathura-Jeffree who will be visiting the Lindauer Style Stable on TV3 Derby Day and helping ensure racegoers make the most out of their day trackside.

Heading to see Bruce Springsteen?
If you are in town for the Bruce Springsteen concert head along to Ellerslie, show your concert ticket at the gate and receive free GA admission for TV3 Derby Day 2014!

Racegoers can enjoy a multitude of hospitality options – from a day of premium dining in the Chairman's Club or a table in the most sought-after location oncourse, Cuvée – See our entertainment at

Raceday information:
Racecourse gates open at 10.30pm
Hospitality options open at 11.30pm
First race approximately 12.45pm
Free parking

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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