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 including details of a possible rescheduling of the below competitions.

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

Fashion Qualifiers 
in association with Milford Centre 
Was to be held on 
Vodafone Derby Day
Saturday 6 March 2021

Vodafone Derby Day is the glamour day of Auckland Cup Week and those with an eye for fashion can hit the catwalk in the Fashion Qualifiers in association with Milford Centre for one last chance to qualify for The Ned Prix de Fashion, the national fashions in the field final.  

We're excited to announce that Milford Centre are partnering with us this season providing a $1,500 Milford Centre voucher to each of the four female winners. 

The four female winners also receive automatic entry into the regional final of The Ned Prix de Fashion which is held later in the day.

You can choose whether you wish to wear the traditional Derby Day colours of black &/or white OR go full colour -  judges will not mark down anyone in colour. 


Drawn at random on the day, one lady who pre-registers will receive a

$100 voucher from both MAX and Mischief Shoes.



One lucky lady will win the Best Accessories award, sponsored by My Designer Handbag. This lady will take home a weekend rental from My Designer Handbag (4 day rental - value up to $150).


The winning lady of the Best Millinery Award will score a $400 voucher thanks to Flo & Frankie, a $100 voucher for Mischief Shoes AND a $200 STORM voucher.

For first time entrants into Ellerslie's fashion competitions, a prize will be given at random, consisting of a $100 voucher from BOTH Flying Saucers and Mischief Shoes. 


The fortuitous filly with the Best Stage Presence will also receive a $100 voucher from BOTH Flying Saucers and Mischief Shoes. 

All above prizes are open to females ages 18+ who enter the Fashion Qualifiers in association with Milford Centre.

The Working Style Menswear Award
Was to be on
Vodafone Derby Day
Saturday 6 March 2021

Also taking place on Vodafone Derby Day, running concurrently with the Fashion Qualifiers in association with Milford Centre, is the Working Style Menswear Award. 

Won last season by Matt Anderson, taking home his second trip to Hawaii (!), this competition separates the men from the boys in the fashion stakes.  

This year we're pleased to announce that the lucky winner will take home a $1,500 prize from Working Style.  

Second and third place will also be recognised with a $150 prize from Working Style.

 Check back here for more information as we approach Vodafone Derby Day.

Our thanks to:

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