Jarden Melbourne Cup Day - Tuesday 3 November 2020

Ticket price:

  • $290 pp (incl gst) 

  • $2800 table of 10 (incl gst)

  • Auckland Racing Club membership discount applies

Rise to the occasion

Position yourself high above the races.

Due to demand, the Martini Henry Lounge makes a return for Jarden Melbourne Cup Day 2020.

Treat your valued guests to a truly refined Melbourne Cup Day experience in this dining precinct, named after the first New Zealand-bred horse to win the Melbourne Cup.

Positioned indoors away from the crowds in a top-floor location offering unrivaled racecourse views, join like-minded groups at this seated all-day luncheon with the finest cuisine from our Executive Chef and his talented team.


An exclusive covered outdoor grandstand viewing deck provides an opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and racing action, and between races you’ll have ample opportunities to talk sport, business and all that goes in between either at your reserved seat or within the lounge’s informal spaces.

Our team of professional service staff will help ensure your day runs as well as we hope the Kiwis will in Melbourne.

The menu for the day has been specially designed by award-winning Executive Chef Steve Barton who relies on the bounty of seasonal Kiwi produce, often incorporating produce grown sustainably onsite.

Package includes:
  • Sumptuous buffet menu designed by our award-winning chef and featuring the finest in fresh, seasonal New Zealand produce

  • Afternoon tea including cheeseboard

  • Bespoke 'Martini Henry' cocktail created specially for guests booked in this lounge only; or flute of Champagne on arrival

  • A 7.5 hour beverage package featuring selected still & sparkling wines, light & standard local & imported beers, cider & non-alcoholic beverages, tea & coffee

  • Ability to purchase Champagne on the day at hospitality-exclusive prices

  • Pre-allocated, reserved seat (at a table of 10) in the comfort of an air-conditioned room

  • Floor-to-ceiling glass frontages providing excellent viewing opportunities from indoors; plus access to Martini Henry Lounge-exclusive, covered outdoor grandstand viewing deck providing panoramic views of the racing on course plus the super screen 

  • Races from both Melbourne & Ellerslie broadcast live from inside the Martini Henry Lounge

  • Racecourse & Martini Henry Lounge admission, race book & pen

  • Entry into the official after-party in our exclusive Cuvée Bar after the last race at Ellerslie

Please note: 

  • Racecourse gates open at 11.00am*- this hospitality option opens at 11.30am

  • Melbourne Cup will be run at approximately 5.00pm with the first race at Ellerslie running at approximately 12.30pm

  • Seating is in tables of 10 - if you purchase less than 10 tickets, you may be required to share your table with others

  • A dress code applies to this area and failure to meet dress standards may see entry refused

  • Prices include GST

    * May be subject to change


Event information

  • Tickets are non-refundable and include a 2.5% transaction fee.  A separate booking fee of $1.50 per ticket will also apply upon purchase.

  • All bars close shortly after the last race, except Cuvée & the Winning Post Bar. All guests on course are welcome to join the official on-site after party in Cuvée (R18, dress code applies, intoxicated persons will not be permitted)

  • dress code is in place in all hospitality areas and certain other areas including the Ascot Stand. While we hate turning people away, the dress code will be enforced as required and entry will be refused if it is not adhered to. Please ensure anyone you are purchasing tickets for is aware of this. 

  • 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.

  • 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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