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Boxing Day Races


Tue 26 Dec 2017, 10:00am–8:00pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Infield: $10.00
  • General Admission: $20.00
  • Infield Mini Marquee (10 tickets): $575.00
  • Ascot Stand: $95.00
  • Champagne Lawn: $155.00
  • Silks: $175.00
  • Cuvee: $295.00
  • The Paddock: $70.00
  • Additional fees may apply

With an air of excitement in all four corners of the racecourse; the most colourful fashion, high-octane racing, hospitality & family entertainment combines to bring you one of our favourite occasions.

Running for 160 years, this is an event where no one misses out on the fun.

Iconic to Auckland’s social calendar, the Boxing Day Races offer a winning trifecta of fashion, entertainment and some of the best-thoroughbred racing on offer.

The Paddock:
A brand new festival for the young, fun & fancy-free seeking a day out under the summer sun with mates, DJs including Jupiter Project, Mac Mylo & Arii Jade, pop-up food & more.

Fashions In the Field:
Returning to the Boxing Day Races with a new look in 2017, you can enter this colourful competition for your chance to win an array of prizes including Hawaiian Airlines air miles, a Champagne Mumm prize package, a weekend away thanks to Auckland Hyundai and goodies from Barkers, or park up by the runway to watch the competition unfold & cheer on your hot favourites.

Free Family Entertainment in the Infield Family Zone:
Located right in a precinct within the centre of the racetrack, our family-friendly zone returns for Boxing Day 2017 where there will be free children's entertainment including pony rides, a petting zoo, bouncy castle & face painters, use of our giant BBQ to cook your lunch off, food vendors (or bring your own picnic lunch) & racing happening before your eyes.

High Octane Thoroughbred Racing:
Join us and cheer on our equine athletes and their riders as they go head-to-head in some of the country's best races including the Group I Cambridge Stud Zabeel Classic and the Group II Cambridge Stud Eight Carat Classic.

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