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Place Your Bets On The Christmas Gee-Gees

Sunday 23 December 2007

Boxing Day is famous for several things – namely, feeling like you ate and drank too much the previous day and vowing you’ll never eat and drink that much again. Oh and Racing!

This year is no exception if you head off to Ellerslie (that’s if you’ve not already headed to the bach or crib for the Christmas break) for the New Zealand Herald Christmas Carnival, which has now become a long-standing highlight of the Auckland social calendar!

From the premier location of Cuvee to the party atmosphere of the Viva Champagne Lawn, Boxing Day has the best horses, prestigious races and the ultimate in fashion and glamour.

This year Ellerslie is celebrating 20 years of Fashions in the Field - A fashion institution, Deutz Fashions in the Field gives you the perfect excuse to primp, preen and sashay down the runway!

As always, there will be a number of different categories and therefore plenty of chances to win! And with a total prize pool totalling around $65,000, you'd be foolish not to enter!

There are a whole host of categories including: Canvas Ladies Racewear Suit Yourself Men's Racewear Under 25 (entrants must be over 18 and 24 or under on 26 Dec 07) Graeme Thomson Ascot Lady (open to entrants 45 or over) Cyber-shot Avant-garde (think outrageous!) Blue Lagoon Cruise Fiji Millinery.

To enter, report to the Registration Marquee behind the catwalk by 12.15pm on Boxing Day (the catwalk is located inside the main public entrance). Entry into the competition is free (there is a $20 course entry charge).

You also get a chance to be involved in the Deutz Fashion Village, where you can be a part of the glamour and sophistication of Boxing Day and relax in the Deutz Fashion Village. It's there where the spectacle of the Deutz Fashions in the Field unfolds - the most fashionable place to be on-course!

The payment of $40.00pp includes: Piccolo of Deutz Methode Traditionelle, on arrival Access to reserved seating area ,access to cash bar facilities. There is also cafe style food available for purchase.

So grab your wallet and back some winners! Good luck!