We’ve teamed up with the Auckland Racing Club to give your squad the ultimate evening out at this year’s New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Million at Ellerslie Racecourse. Enter your details below to go in the draw to win four tickets to the Garden Party…
Think chilled, tall flutes of Moët & Chandon, uninterrupted views of Auckland’s finest two & four-legged colts and fillies, perfectly affixed headpieces, million-dollar races and you’re looking at one of the richest events of the sporting calendar. It’s all happening this Auckland Anniversary Weekend at the New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Million where you can get amongst the action of not one, but two $1,000,000 races.
This is a staple on the social calendar for industry buffs, and it’s a great opportunity for those less experienced in the world of racing to brush shoulders with some of the country’s elite. To give you some perspective, the likes of Dan Carter, Richie McCaw and Beauden Barrett have all owned and raced horses in the past, so you really never know who you’re going to run into.
Think of it like a day at the polo, only bigger, louder, more glamorous and staged beneath the setting sun.
As always, Ellerslie are putting on a smorgasbord of attractive hospo options, and the most difficult decision will be which area to commit to. Back by popular demand, the Cavallo Club is the perfect place to enjoy a slice of Italy, with laidback-luxe feels of Tuscany. The beating heart of the party is always found at the Garden Party precinct, offering you a centre stage vantage point for horse and people watching, and there is a myriad of other options, too, starting at as little as $20 and you can find them here.
If you’re less about the horses, and all about the fashion darling, then you’ll want to dust off your favourite frock because Ellerslie will be posting their favourite raceday looks on their Facebook page and letting the public decide! The lucky lady or gent with the most votes will win a four-day bag rental from My Designer Handbag, for Vodafone Derby Day perhaps?
The Karaka Million really does offer you everything you want from a day out, and then some, so it’s no surprise that it’s always a sell-out event. Don’t delay in securing your tickets here.
Key event information:
- Tickets from ellerslie.co.nz
- Tickets from $20pp with private areas also available for functions – contact the Auckland Racing Club for more information
- Gates and the Garden Party open at 3:00pm
- First race at approx. 4:30pm* (Race one of six races)
- Last race approx. 7:42pm*, then the on-site party continues with a band and DJs
- Free parking & Ellerslie Racecourse is just a 600m walk from Greenlane Train Station
Entry is open only to New Zealand residents only. No responsibility is taken for lost, misdirected or incomplete entries. Entries are limited to one per person. By registering their details, entrants give permission for Remix Magazine (LP) NZ AND Auckland Racing Club to post, email and mobile text message updates. The prize package must be taken as offered and is not exchangeable, transferable or redeemable for cash. Anything not specified in these terms and conditions as being included in the prize package is excluded. The winner will be contacted via email. The promoter is Remix Magazine (LP) NZ, 65 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby Auckland.