If you find comfort in donning a fascinator, dressing up to the nines and hollering at stampeding steeds trackside – then rest assured we will find you front and centre at the annual Auckland Cup Day.
Come the 11th of March expect the city's typical hotspots to be deserted, with everyone opting to spend the day at the Ellerslie Racecourse, well in time for 12:20pm – when the first horses run.
With general admission a mere $20 the festivities really are a free-for-all. Top class jockeys, fashion competitions, a plethora of exquisite hospitality options and entertainment throughout. In the mood to kick up your heels and make the occasion a little more special? There are opportunities abundant. From a first-class experience dining in Silks, a day of fun with Whips n Spurs, a marquee of style and sophistication at the Mumm Racing Village, or book a table at the coveted Cuvée.
Whether or not you are familiar with the terms birdcage, top fluc or mudlark; come join the racing elite and end your summer celebrating an age-old tradition – The Auckland Cup Day.