Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup 2019


Ellerslie Racecourse, 9 March 2019

One final hurrah to one incredible summer of racing.

Join the crowds to cheer on racing's athletes as they vye for Auckland Cup Week's namesake silverware and their place in the history books.

Featuring the Group I $500,000 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup, plus a host of other races & entertainment in support, Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day delivers a buzz like nothing else. 

The greatest end-of-summer celebration, get your social life on track and come get swept up in an air of excitement as the drama of racing & fashion unfold before your eyes.

Add to this good people, chic marquees, delicious food, the hunt for a winner, singing of the national anthem, plus a gorgeous March day and you've got a buzz like nowhere else.


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Racecourse gates open at 11am
Hospitality areas open at 11.30am
First race is at approximately 12.15pm
Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup approximately 5pm
Last race is at approximately 6pm



Positioned on the prestigious Champagne Lawn, adjacent to the Members' Reserved Entrance and immediately beside and overlooking the racetrack, join a limited number of discerning groups in your own exclusive marquee for the ultimate in corporate hosting.

Package Includes:

  • Classic silk-lined marquee;
  • Fenced garden area with outdoor tables, chairs and umbrellas;
  • Cocktail style décor including bar with bar leaners;
  • A plasma screen and two televisions tuned to the racing action;
  • Gourmet selection of canapés designed by our award winning chef throughout the afternoon;
  • A 7½ hour beverage package including; selected New Zealand wine, sparkling wine, light and standard beers and non-alcoholic beverages from your own private bar;
  • Beverage waiter service throughout the day;
  • Racebook and pen for each guest;
  • Racecourse admission and personalised marquee ticketing for each guest;
  • Private betting facilities;
  • Security.

Price: $399+GST per person 

*minimum numbers are required for this hospitality option to proceed.  Should minimum numbers not be met a full refund will be provided.

**Options also available for Derby Day - please enquire


DRESS CODE - Dress to impress 

  • Strictly no shorts, jeans, denim, singlets, jandals or collarless shirts will be accepted in any shared hospitality area on course - while we hate turning people away, this will enforced 
  • Most people will be in raceday attire, i.e. suits and dresses, and a high standard of dress is encouraged in these areas
  • Headpieces of some sort (hat, crown, headband, fascinator) are not uncommon in these areas, nor are suits & ties   
  • As we typically only open shared hospitality options on our bigger racedays, we suggest guests to rise to the occasion and take advantage of the opportunity a day at the races presents whereby it's completely acceptable to really dress up! 

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