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
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!
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