Auckland Cup Week

6 March and 13 March 2021

Welcome to Auckland Cup Week® 2021 – Two magical days, one magnificent event.
Celebrate the art of tradition

The sound of a crowd’s roar and scents of perfume fill the air. World-class horses, their muscular coats gleaming in the warm Auckland sun, thunder past an expectant audience whose dreams are riding on an outcome just milliseconds away. 

Between times some gather to watch the colour & pageantry of the day’s fashion, where a headpiece & outfit could be the difference between prize or participation. Meanwhile out on expansive green lawns and inside decadent marquees & rooms, groups mingle & enjoy the company of others, snapping photos to ensure the memories last forever.

Throughout, flutes of an elegant French champagne are clinked, fine beverages are consumed and mouth-watering fare is savoured. And then, when the official proceedings are over, everyone gets together & kicks up their heels at the on-site after-party in celebration. 



Derby Day

6 March 2021

Welcome to a seriously enjoyable day out.

Join top-class horses, trainers, jockeys & fashionistas as they converge to settle scores & confirm their reputations as the best in the country.

The Jordan Luck Band will be playing live! 


Style guide

Follow the 'black and white' dress code and enjoy a day of glamour. 

Barfoot & Thompson

Auckland Cup Day

13 March 2021

The big race, the great day & one final hurrah to an 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.


Style guide
Dress to the nines and incorporate a touch of blue into your ensemble for this massive farewell to the summer of racing.

Auckland Cup Week proudly supported by

Event information

  • You're able to bring your own picnic food & unopened, non-alcoholic beverages into public areas on course & can purchase alcoholic beverages from bars on site. There are a number of food outlets on site too

  • Attending the races offers the perfect opportunity to dress to impress! Raceday attire is required to access all hospitality areas and events. Entry may be refused if dress code is not adhered to

  • Tickets are non-refundable

  • Ellerslie encourages responsible drinking

  • Intoxicated persons will not be granted entry into Ellerslie Racecourse

  • We strongly encourage you to taxi to the track and leave your car at home. Don’t drink and drive, use our preferred taxi supplier Auckland Co-op Taxi who will drop off / pick up at the main entrance. Ring 09 300 3000 to book

  • Whilst cash and eftpos are available, we recommend you bring cash

  • Event terms & conditions apply

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