Saturday 1 June 2019 (Queen's Birthday Weekend)

Shake off your winter blues and get out of hibernation at our Business Partners Raceday.

A raceday brought together thanks to the support of those who we do business with throughout the year; this year's event also features the annual Ellerslie Awards which will see the winners of the below categories announced at a function for Club members in the Takanini Room:


Spend the day in any one of our public areas and enjoy easy access to bars, grandstand seating and betting facilities, purchase a ticket into the Ascot Stand for unrivaled racecourse views or book in your very own private area.

ARC Members' Function

Club members are invited to spend the day in the Takanini Room where:

  • The first 50 members will each receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine

  • An MC will keep guests informed of the day's racing & run a punters club

  • We'll unveil the Vodafone NZ Derby winner's painting

  • The winners of the Ellerslie Awards will be announced 

  • AND you can purchase a delicious $15 curry buffet lunch 

Entry into this function is limited to ARC Members & those guests for whom they have purchased a guest pass for.

Food & drink - Everyone else

We have plenty of tasty and hassle-free food & beverage options available to purchase OR you're welcome to pack a picnic lunch (complete with any non-alcoholic, unopened drinks, picnic rugs, tables & chairs) to enjoy in outdoor spaces on course. 

Sorry! We're a licensed facility so BYO alcohol is not permitted


Bringing children?

We'll have some swing-ball sets available for them to play on (for free) and you're welcome to take them for a wander through the public areas of our brand-new stables where they can get up close to the day's equine athletes.

Event Schedule*

* Timings are approximate and subject to change 

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

  • 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 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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