Win four tickets to Ellerslie's Vodafone Derby Day!

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Is there a more significant week on the Auckland social schedule than Auckland Cup Week®? Neigh, Vodafone Derby Day and Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day® are the most anticipated and stylish racing events of the year.


So what makes Auckland Cup Week® so spesh? Well, world-class horses running for valuable purses, and the finest food and champagne being enjoyed by racegoers mixing and mingling trackside, for starters.


But the fashion is undoubtedly the main draw, and if you haven’t had a chance to put your best hoof forward yet, Vodafone Derby Day is your time to shine. Of course, the black and white outfit brief brings an air of elegance to any look but paired with the right accessories and millinery, Derby Day attendees prove year-in-year-out that the monochrome theme in no way has to be monotonous.


For the budding fashionista, The Ned Prix de Fashion is a highlight, attracting some of the finest frocks in Australasia.  If you’re thinking of entering, you can find out everything you need to know here.

As with every Ellerslie event, there is an attractive smorgasbord of hospitality options to suit all budgets and all personality types, so I’ve taken the liberty of outlining which personalities suit which area, and no, I will not be accepting any feedback on this:


If you love to punt you’re going to need a vantage point to view your money-making Equidae and there is no better place to do exactly that than the Ascot Stand where you can immerse yourself in the raceday atmosphere, but where others will also actually be interested in what’s going on with the horses. It’s also conveniently located close to the birdcage so you can go and eye up your four-legged friends pre-race.


If you’re just there for a party the Garden Party says it all in the name. Part garden, a lot party, this is the perfect place for those more interested in the two-legged raceday attendees. Not many people will have a clue what’s going on, but you can rest assured everyone will have at least one flute of champagne in their hand.

If you want to celebrate in #style splash out on some Cuvée tickets. Located in the heart of the action and offering an upbeat vibe that’s a bit more stylish than the Garden Party. You’ll be seated at a table of 10, and when you feel the hunger coming on, you’ll be able to indulge in a superb “all you can eat” buffet menu designed by award-winning chefs, talk about luxury!


If you’re on a budget the GA tickets will set you back the same amount as popcorn at the movies and about eight-thousand times the value. You’ll get access to the elite races  & the fashion, as well as an array of food and drinks for purchase OR you can pack your own picnic lunch if you fancy your skills in the kitchen.


Whoever you are, tickets are quite literally sprinting out the gate, so secure yours here to avoid missing out on the best entertainment fiesta on the social calendar.


Event date:

Saturday 29 February & 7 March 2020



Ellerslie Racecourse Auckland


Key event information:

  • Tickets from
  • Tickets start from $20pp; shared hospitality precincts, private areas & behind-the-scenes tours are also available – contact the Auckland Racing Club for more information
  • Children under 15 years get free general admission
  • Gates open at 11:00am on both days
  • Vodafone Derby Day: First race at 12:15pm* | Last race at 5.30pm* THEN The Jordan Luck Band performs live
  • Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day®: First race at 12.30pm* | Last race at 6.10pm* THEN kick up your heels at the on-site after-party
  • Free parking is available onsite & Ellerslie Racecourse is just a 600m walk from Greenlane Train Station

*Times may be subject to change.

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