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​Manco Easter Handicap Day

Saturday 24 April 2021

Free general admission

One of our final salutes to the elite Group athletes for the New Zealand racing season.


This raceday celebrates the 147th running of the Group II $100,000 Manco Easter Handicap which is recognised as being one of the premier miles on New Zealand's racing calendar. ​ 

FREE general admission

Rooms & spaces for private functions are available

Event Schedule*

11.00am - Gates open

11.55am - First race (of nine)

4.40pm - Last race

* Please note timings are subject to change

Manco Easter Handicap Day at Ellerslie R

Feature Races

Manco Easter Handicap

Trelawney Stud Championship Stakes

Staphanos by Deep Impact Champagne Stakes

Boxing Day Races Auckland free children

Children are sorted for fun with free use of our bouncy castle and swingball sets.

You can bring a picnic lunch (no BYO alcohol) to enjoy in outdoor, public areas oncourse, or just purchase food and drinks on-site.

Between races, take a walk around the public pathways in our stables and wish our equine athletes the best of luck.

Manco Easter Handicap Day at Ellerslie is proudly supported by:

Event information

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

  • Tickets are non-refundable

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

  • We are a fully-licensed venue and BYO alcohol is not permitted

  • We encourage 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

  • Ellerslie Racecourse is located close to public transport networks including the Greenlane Train Station which is a 600m walk away

  • Free car-parking is available on course on a first-in, first-served basis. Any cars left overnight in the Southern Motorway carpark will be towed as there is a car fair taking place the following day (Sunday)

  • Promotional photographs, social media content & film footage will be taken at this event. By entering the racecourse, event-goers consent to use of their image by the Club & New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing for promotional purposes

  • Event terms & conditions apply

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