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Important update regarding the Barfoot & Thompson Twilight Summer Night

It’s with sad news that we are making this announcement today. The end-of-year party that we’ve all come to love, the Barfoot & Thompson Twilight Summer Night on Thursday 9 December, has been cancelled for 2021.

This decision was made by NZTR and was in keeping with current Government regulations around the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications on border restrictions.


Unfortunately, holding a race meeting in Auckland while its border is restricted is not feasible given the number and variety of industry participants who reside outside the region and who play a big part in our racedays.


As a result, we will be refunding primary ticket purchasers in full (less the booking fee of $1.50 per ticket) with our hospitality team contacting them directly.


Following on from the recent announcement regarding a date change for Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day 2022, we also take this opportunity to acknowledge Peter Thompson and his team at Barfoot & Thompson for their continued understanding of how trying these times have been for racing and the impact they have had on their sponsorship with us this season.


While this is not how any of us envisaged how this event would pan out, we hope you can appreciate that ensuring the health and safety of our participants and customers is of the utmost importance, as is playing our part in keeping our country safe.


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