Housekeeping: Staying safe online

It's recently come to our attention that there's a new online 'scamming' technique that's targeting a range of businesses who host events on Facebook.

We are among the many businesses who have been targeted both domestically and internationally.

Our 'front of house'

The scammers basically recreate either another business's Facebook page OR Facebook event and target fans to 'like' the page or 'attend' the event.

They then proceed to either post bogus "watch live event" links on the pages which link you to scam websites; make posts online selling "unwanted" (actually fake) tickets OR sell "official" (but also fake) tickets either through the fake event page or a replica website.

The fake pages and websites look authentic. You can only spot the difference by looking at the web addresses which won't be correct.

We are among the many businesses who have tried to contact Facebook about this issue but to date, they have been unable to help as they believe they are "real" events.

To help keep you safe, below is a list of our official websites, Facebook pages and Facebook events, plus a few other tips:



Official website: This one!

Official online ticket purchasing: The only place you can purchase our raceday tickets from online is through OUR website and our official ticketing provider (which you can link to from this website), Seat Advisor (or, SABO, for short).

We do not sell tickets through Facebook or any other platform or provider and our terms and conditions do not permit the on-selling of tickets - so we HIGHLY recommend you DO NOT BUY EVENT TICKETS FROM THIRD PARTIES.

When you click 'buy now' on any ticket option on our website, it will link through to our ticketing provider's website.

The first few lines of their website URL (address) should look like:

" ......."

If you are in doubt when purchasing online, always feel free to call us on 09 524 4069 or email .

Official Facebook page:

Only trust the posts we, "Ellerslie" (@Ellerslieraces), make

Official Facebook event pages:

New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Million:

Vodafone Derby Day:

Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day:

Only trust the posts we, "Ellerslie" (@Ellerslieraces), make

Official instagram account:

Only trust the posts we, @ellerslieraces, make



Official website: OR

Official Facebook page:

Only trust the posts we, "Ellerslie Event Centre" (@ellerslieeventcentre), make


To find out more about how to keep safe online, we suggest you visit Netsafe -