Jarden Melbourne Cup Day - Tuesday 3 November 2020


Ticket price:

  • $2450 (incl gst) for 10 tickets

  • Each marquee caters to 10 people

Mix business with pleasure

Seeking a different option for Melbourne Cup Day entertaining?  This is just the ticket.

A sell-out in 2018 & 2019, your guests will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this precinct where they can choose to base themselves from your reserved site, or mix with other likeminded parties within the private enclosure.

Located right beside the track & close to the action of the birdcage, your guests will have every opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere and excitement of a day at the races as the horses thunder past racing to the winning post.

Immediately following the last race at Ellerslie, you’re invited to join in the fun with others from the day at the official after party in our Cuvée bar.

Your Marquee Village on Newmarket site includes 10 guest passes, your own mini shade marquee and a delicious buffet lunch complete with 7.5hr beverage package, leaving you with no option but to relax & enjoy your Melbourne Cup Day.

Package caters for ten people and includes:
  • A beautifully-prepared gourmet buffet lunch

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

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

  • Racecourse & Marquee Village on Newmarket admission, race book & pen for you and nine guests

  • Your own covered 3 x 3m mini shade marquee complete with clothed table & garden chairs

  • Live racing coverage from Melbourne & Ellerslie also broadcast on the outdoor super screens

  • Join two or more sites together for larger numbers

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

Please note: 

  • Newmarket Marquee packages are designed to host 10 guests. If you wish to bring less than 10 guests, the full price still applies. Additional marquees can be purchased to accommodate larger groups 

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

  • A dress code applies & is strictly-enforced – find out more here

  • Prices include GST

* May be subject to change

Looking for the ultimate in marquee experiences? A limited number of premium marquee sites are available on the prestigious Champagne Lawn.


Jarden Melbourne Cup Day proudly supported by:

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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