Welcome to the thrill and excitement of racing with Auckland Racing Club at Ellerslie Racecourse. 

We're the premier home of thoroughbred racing in New Zealand and our racedays are events not to be missed.


As of 6.00am on Sunday 28 February 2021, Ellerslie Racecourse is closed due to the current alert level in Auckland. 

If you had purchased tickets to Vodafone Derby Day, 6 March 2021, you can expect to receive an email from our ticketing team regarding a refund on Monday (1 March).

If you are a contractor or supplier involved with Vodafone Derby Day, your ARC contact will also be in touch with you.


This website and our social media channels will be updated as and when new information comes to hand.

To read the latest announcement from NZ Thoroughbred Racing & Auckland Racing Club, click here





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Tickets to the 2020/21 season of racing are now available.

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Vodafone Derby Day

Raceday closed to the public

Katie ONeill The Ned Prix de Fashion rac

The Ned Prix de Fashion 

New date to be announced


Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day

Saturday, 13 March 2021

Infield Family Zone offers free children

Family entertainment at the races 

Saturday 13 March



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Dress code

A day at the races presents an opportunity like few others whereby you really can get dressed to impress.  What's more, a number of precincts have a strict dress code which must be adhered to.


Function hire

When we’re not racing, we're a fully functioning event venue suitable for a wide range of events. From conferences and meetings, to expos, balls, & weddings, you can hire our venue for all sorts of events. 

Major Partners
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New Zealand Bloodstock
SkyCity at Ellerslie
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