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Members' Update: Information on how to RSVP to Pakuranga Hunt Club Day, Sunday 4 October 2020

Here's everything Club members need to know in order to be able to come racing on Sunday 4 October 2020.


Due to the current COVID-19 alert level in Auckland, entry to Sunday's Pakuranga Hunt Raceday is restricted.  If you'd like to attend, please keep reading to find out how to secure your spot.


If you are a member of the Auckland Racing Club and would like to attend this race meeting, please keep reading to find out how to secure your spot. This information was also sent via email on 29 September to all those members who have registered their email addresses with us.


Pakuranga Hunt Club members, VIPs and sponsors will receive separate communications via the Pakuranga Hunt Club. Owners with horses racing on the day will be emailed by Auckland Racing Club.

Alert Level 2 and what it means for Pakuranga Hunt Raceday


Due to the Pakuranga Hunt Raceday being hosted by Pakuranga Hunt Club and Auckland's Alert Level 2 status, Sunday's race meeting will be run differently to both what is 'normal', but also what was experienced at last weekend's Spring Raceday. 


The Government requirement is that we have no more than 100 people in a defined space.  A defined space is required to have its own contact tracing and/or register of attendees, individual bar and toilets, and no shared facilities with other groups.

KEEP READING TO SEE WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS OF RACEGOERS ON THE DAY AND FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO RSVP.

Requirements of members wishing to attend

Where do I go? What can I do? What do you need from me? All members wishing to attend Sunday's race meeting will have the use of the Takanini Room on level two of the Ascot Stand and will need to abide by the below requirements in order to meet Government and NZTR guidelines:

  • You must RSVP to membership@ellerslie.co.nz by 5pm THIS Thursday 1 October

  • If you are driving, you need to park in the members' carpark

  • You need to enter the racecourse grounds on foot via the members' carpark turnstiles Please note that members will not be able to enter the racecourse via any other entrance due to the need for us to ensure separate groups use different entry points

  • At the members’ carpark turnstiles, you will need to provide your name to one of the attendants who will tick your name off the RSVP list and then allow you into the racecourse To help ensure we have time to check names off, racecourse gates will open at 10.30am (at this stage the first race is set to run at 11.33am although this time could change and we urge you to check the raceday page on our website closer to the event date, once fields have been confirmed)

  • Please follow any signage and maintain the appropriate social distancing measures as you make your way to your allocated room, and when in your room

  • Due to this day being Pakuranga Hunt’s race meeting, the Goldstar Lounge and Lady Fisher Room will not be open and all ARC membership types will have access to the Takanini Room only

  • You are not able to move between rooms or go to other areas of the racecourse for the duration of your visit - this includes going out to the tie-up stalls, the Parade Ring or to any other rooms or spaces that may normally be available on raceday.  You must stay in your allocated room or within the defined, outdoor grandstand space that has been allocated to it

  • The Raceday Office will be open to general enquiries only and will not have racebooks in stock

  • Complimentary racebooks will be made available to you as you enter the racecourse

  • Cash-out facilities will be available at the bars; however we also suggest you bring cash with you

  •  Exit the racecourse via the members' carpark turnstiles

* In the event more than 100 people RSVP to any one room, another room will be allocated to accommodate that overflow 


RSVP - How to secure your spot


As numbers must be restricted to 100 people in defined spaces, we ask that you contact our membership secretary, Kim Steven-Riley, via membership@ellerslie.co.nz by 5pm THIS Thursday 1 October if you wish to attend the raceday.  


Given the restriction on numbers, you will not be able to purchase any additional members' guest passes on the day, however you are able to use any pre-purchased season guest cards. 


Please ensure to include anyone who may be using your pre-purchased season guest card(s) on Sunday when making your RSVP.

WHAT FACILITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE TAKANINI ROOM?

Bar, food and betting outlets, plus toilets and access to covered, outdoor grandstand seating. For those needing them, disabled toilets can be found in the Mitchelson Lounge on the same floor.

WHAT IF I HAVE A HORSE RACING OR AM A PAKURANGA HUNT CLUB MEMBER TOO?


If you are a 'dual attendee' on the day (i.e. a member with a horse racing or a Pakuranga Hunt Club member) you must select which one of your allocated room options you wish to base yourself from (owners will receive an email outlining their allocated room and racecourse entrance and Pakuranga Hunt will be communicating with their audiences too) and make that known at the time of your RSVP. 


You will not be able to move between the allocated owner and member areas - you need to opt in to which category you'd like to fall under for the day at the time of your RSVP.

ARE MASKS REQUIRED?

We recommend that you bring and wear a mask or face covering as per the Government's recommendation, however this is not mandatory. 


We will have hand sanitiser stations at the entrance to your room. 

KEEPING YOU INFORMED

Keep an eye out for TrackChat - our former racing eDM that would go out pre-raceday - which will be uploaded to this blog by Friday afternoon. 

TrackChat keeps you across racing-specific info and includes a track update, feature race previews, speed maps and tips.  

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