Update: Information on ALERT LEVEL 2 and Avondale Cup & Guineas Day on Saturday 20 February 2021

Here's everything you need to know about how Avondale Cup & Guineas Day 2021 will operate under Alert Level 2 on Saturday 20 February 2021.

Due to the current COVID-19 alert level in Auckland, entry to Saturday's Avondale Cup & Guineas Day is restricted.  If you'd like to attend, please keep reading to find out if you are able to secure a spot and, if so, how to do that.

Auckland Racing Club Members

This email is important as it contains all you need to know about how to RSVP in order to be able to attend this race meeting in a membership capacity.

Avondale Jockey Club Members

  • If you are a member of the Avondale Jockey Club, your club will communicate directly with you regarding this event

Owners who have horses racing on the day

  • Owners with horses racing on the day will be emailed by Auckland Racing Club with regards to RSVP requirements


  • This racemeeting is CLOSED to members of the general public

Private eventgoers

  • If you are meant to be attending an event that has been organised by a third party for this raceday, please contact your event organiser direct


  • If you are a sponsor of this raceday, our sponsorship manager will be in touch with you


Other information

  • Racecourse gates will open at 11.30am

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • Please ensure you enter and exit the racecourse via your designated entry / exit points

  • The Raceday Office will be open on the day for general enquiries only and will not have racebooks in stock. We will be publishing the day's racebook on this blog by midday Friday 19 February.



If you are a 'dual attendee' (i.e. a member who also owns a horse that is racing on the day) you must select which one of your allocated room options you wish to base yourself from and make that known at the time of your RSVP.

You will not be able to move between multiple areas - you need to opt in to which category you'd like to fall under for the day at the time of your RSVP and only go into that category's allocated area on the day.


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 and please do not forget to use the Government’s NZ Covid Tracer app upon entry to the racecourse and your allocated room (we are also keeping a list of those people who RSVP and attend the event).



Keep an eye out for TrackChat 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.