Auckland's Biggest Melbourne Cup Day Party
For the thousands that descend onto Ellerslie Racecourse for Melbourne Cup Day each year, they experience an event that is part party; part raceday.
Welcome to OMF Melbourne Cup Day 2019 - a Melbourne Cup event like nowhere else in Auckland.
Aucklanders love a good excuse to get together so we’re delivering a one-of-a-kind Melbourne Cup Day experience set to an entertaining backdrop of hospitality, fashion & live horse racing.
It sold out last year with some hospitality precincts selling out as early as August, and all signs have pointed to another sell-out event in 2019.
OMF Melbourne Cup Day offers guests a welcome excuse to dress up, enjoy the finest in hospitality & entertainment, witness the Melbourne Cup live on the super screen and, what’s more, experience a thrill offered nowhere else in the city that day – live horse racing taking place right in front of their very eyes.
Add to that the best in fashion, live coverage from Flemington and one fully-subscribed "after the last race party" complete with live music from The CVE and you’ve got Auckland’s biggest & most authentic Melbourne Cup Day party.
Are you the best dressed?
Enter the NEWMARKET Style Spotter competition and be in to win a prize AND the lucky lady will secure a spot to represent Ellerslie in The Ned Prix de Fashion!
Tickets & Hospitality
Offering an unmatched range of entertaining options, be our guest and take your pick from the affordable, to the exclusive through to the exceptional VIP marquee hospitality options on offer on OMF Melbourne Cup Day.
General admission is FREE
OMF Melbourne Cup Day event schedule*
Free general admission & parking
11.00am - Gates open
11.30am - Hospitality precincts open
12.05pm - First race at Ellerslie
5.00pm (approx) - Lexus Melbourne Cup race (broadcast live on super screens)
6.09pm - Last race at Ellerslie
Raceday guests are invited to join the official on-site after party in Cuvee (R18; free entry to raceday guests; dress code applies; intoxicated persons not permitted)
9.00pm (approx) - Event closes
* Please note timings are approximate & may be subject to change
General admission is free
On-site parking is free
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 until 9.00pm (R18, dress code applies, intoxicated persons will not be permitted)
Entry to hospitality areas and the official on-site after party may be refused if the dress code is not adhered to
Tickets are non-refundable
Ellerslie encourages responsible drinking
Intoxicated persons will not be granted entry to Ellerslie Racecourse
We strongly encourage guests leave cars at home. Don’t drink and drive; use our preferred taxi supplier Auckland Co-op to get you to and from the event. They will drop you off at the main entrance and you can catch one from the same place for the journey home. Ring 09 300 3000 to book
Whilst cash and eftpos are available, we recommend guests bring cash
Raceday terms & conditions apply