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TV3 Derby Day - Auckland Cup Week


Sat 28 Feb 2015, 10:30am

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Join us for the opening day of New Zealand's richest, biggest and most glamorous week of racing featuring:

The best racing in New Zealand
The stakes are high with a number of thrilling races including the Group I $750,000 TV3 New Zealand Derby. This is joined by nine other exciting races including the Group III Darley Plate, Lindsay Mile and Otakiri Reserve Nathan's Memorial.

Prix de Fashion
Prix de Fashion is New Zealand’s premiere racing fashion event. The culmination of Fashion in the Field competitions held at thoroughbred racing clubs across the country, Prix de Fashion brings together the best of the best to find the person to represent New Zealand at the 2015 Myer Fashions on the Field as part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. This year, Prix de Fashion will take place in a beautiful marquee on the entrance way to the racecourse

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, 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!

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. There is a maximum of two people per team and with a first prize of $10,000 cash and a highest turnover prize of $1,000; it will be a hotly-contested competition! Registration opens in early 2015.

Great corporate hospitality options
Racegoers can enjoy a multitude of hospitality options – from a day of premium dining in the Chairman's Club, to private trackside marquee or a table in the most sought-after location oncourse, Cuvée. The Auckland Cup Week Corporate Hospitality Brochure will be released soon. If you would like to receive a copy register your details see

All bars close shortly after the last race, except Cuvee and the Winning Post. All guests on course are welcome to join in the fun with our resident DJ in Cuvee until 8.30pm.

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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