Avondale Cup & Guineas Day

Saturday 15 February 2020

The unofficial Auckland Cup Week warm-up

Always a form-setter, the Joe McDonald Avondale Guineas Cup & Guineas races are fantastic lead-ins for Auckland Cup Week's big events.

Join us at Ellerslie Racecourse for the day where racing's big names' eyes are glued keenly on the track in a bid to work out the emerging stars of Auckland's upcoming big week of racing.

Free General Admission 

Event Schedule*

11.00am - Gates open

12.20pm - First race (approx)

4.25pm - Last race (approx)


* Please note timings are subject to change

If you're bringing the younger family members to Avondale Cup & Guineas Day, we've got their day sorted.

Free general admission will get you access to our bouncy castle and swingball!

Event information

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

  • Ellerslie Racecourse is a fully-licensed venue and BYO alcohol is not permitted

  • A dress code is in place in all hospitality areas and certain other areas including the Ascot Stand. 

  • 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

  • There is free parking on course however as there is a car fair on Sunday 16 February in the Southern Motorway Carpark, any cars left overnight in that area will be towed

  • Whilst cash and eftpos are available, we recommend you bring cash to help keep queue times down at bars and totes

  • Event terms & conditions apply

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