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Irish Races - The Rising Foundation Avondale Guineas Day


Sat 17 Feb 2018, 11:00am–5:00pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


The unofficial Auckland Cup Week warm-up.

Last season ace three-year-old Gingernuts set the track on fire with his explosive Avondale Guineas win, setting the scene for what become a deserved Vodafone NZ Derby victory weeks later.

Equally, Ellerslie exploded in a sea of green one day when thousands of Auckland’s Irish contingent (and their friends) descended upon the course for what had been colloquially referred to as our Irish Raceday.

So this year, we’re combining our Derby race prelude with one of our biggest knees-ups for the ultimate Auckland Cup Week warm-up. Call it our very own ‘St Practise Day’, if you will.

Welcome to The Rising Foundation Avondale Guineas Irish Raceday. It’ll be an epic day out to be sure, to be sure.

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