Magic Wonder winning Great Northern Stee

Sunday 3 October 2021

You missed it!

Great Northern Day

COVID-19 Update


Date & venue change from original programming

Due to Auckland's alert level, Great Northern Day was not be able to take place at Ellerslie Racecourse as originally programmed. ​ The raceday was held at Te Aroha Racecourse.  


  • To read the official press release via NZTR, click here

  • To learn more about how the day at Te Aroha, visit their website

  • Ticket purchasers were contacted directly.

Rally the troops for the Great Northern Steeplechase and Great Northern Hurdle. 

Two of some of the fiercest sporting competitions in New Zealand, competitors race over distance, tackling all number of hurdles or larger brush jumps in a fierce battle to the winning post and their place in sporting history.

There’s no such thing as body armour, roll cages or airbags where these guys come from; just nerves of steel, athleticism & a whole of lot of trust as some of the country’s bravest horses & jockeys race to sort out the pretenders from the contenders.

And aside from the heart-stopping, nail-biting, adrenaline-filled theatre, what’s in it for you?  A chance to say you saw a part of history as the next chapters in New Zealand’s great jumps races were written.​

Event Schedule*

12.15pm - First race

5.31pm - Last race

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The Cossack Great Northern Hurdle winner