Magic Wonder winning Pakuranga Hunt Cup

Date Change:
Sunday 19 September 2021

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Pakuranga Hunt Day

COVID-19 Update


Date change to Sunday 19 September 2021


Due to Auckland's current alert level, Pakuranga Hunt Day will not be able to take place at Ellerslie Racecourse. ​ The raceday will now be held at Te Aroha Racecourse.  The raceday will be held behind closed doors. 


We will continue to update this page as more information comes to hand.  

Ticket purchasers for this day will be contacted directly. 

Of all the traditional hunt clubs in New Zealand, Auckland's Pakuranga Hunt is one of just a few that host their very own raceday.


The highlight of the day's card is the Pakuranga Hunt Club Cup - a steeplechase race where horses & riders race over jumps.  


Always hotly-contested, it's the perfect warm-up for those set to do battle in the Great Northern Steeplechase which is run here at Ellerslie a couple of weeks later.  

Event Schedule*

11.15am - Gates open

12.15pm - First race

5.30pm - Last race

* Please note timings are approximate and subject to change

Magic Wonder wins on Pakuranga Hunt Day

Event information

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

  • Tickets are non-refundable

  • 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 but please note there is limited parking available in the carpark adjacent to the Southern Motorway. This carpark provides the easiest access to the main entrance (Gate 6) and the raceday ticket collection booth, however it fills quickly

  • Promotional photographs, social media content & film footage may 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