Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day  - Saturday 13 March 2021


Farewell an epic summer of racing within our raceday party precinct

The party stakes of Auckland Cup Week just got raised. 


Welcome to The Enclosure - a party precinct where racing takes a backseat, and the people are to the fore.

The place to be this Vodafone Derby Day

Ticket price:

  • $90pp (incl gst) or

  • $830 group of 10

  • Auckland Racing Club members discount applies

It's fashionable, it's playful, it's bustling and it's the place to be. Located in a brilliant outdoor lawn location close to the racetrack, there’ll be plenty of amazing “wish you were here” photo opportunities as the horses gallop past in the background.

Start the party off right with a drink on arrival, whet your appetite with mouth-watering goodness from The Enclosure's exclusive pop-up food vendor and enjoy the company of mates at our end-of-summer party.

Then, after the last race, keep the fun going with your mates & others from the day at the official after-party in our exclusive Cuvée bar.


This precinct is in hot demand so tickets will be allocated strictly in order of payment.

Tickets include:​
  • A drink on arrival 

  • Dining voucher to be used at The Enclosure's exclusive food vendor

  • Racecourse & The Enclosure admission, race book & pen

  • Cash bar featuring Champagne, selected standard & premium New Zealand still & sparkling wines, light & standard local & imported beers, cider, spirits & non-alcoholic beverages

  • Access to unreserved, limited tables & chairs on a first-in, first-served basis

  • Entry into the official after-race festivities in our exclusive Cuvée Bar after the last race at Ellerslie

Other information 

  • The Enclosure ticketholders are able to leave the precinct to go & enter the day's fashion competition and will get access back into the area providing their event wristband has not been removed

  • Due to the party nature of this precinct whereby guests are encouraged to mix & mingle, only limited seating will be available & it is on a first-in, first-served basis 

  • All bars close shortly after the last race, except Cuvée & the Winning Post Bar. All guests on course are welcome to join the official on-site after party in Cuvée until 9.30pm (R18, dress code applies, intoxicated persons will not be permitted)

  • Entry to hospitality areas and the official on-site after party may be refused if the dress code is not adhered to

  • Tickets are non-refundable and include a 2.5% transaction fee.  A separate booking fee of $1.50 per ticket will also apply upon purchase.

  • Ellerslie encourages responsible drinking

  • Intoxicated persons will not be granted entry to Ellerslie Racecourse

  • Free parking on site however please note there is a car fair in the main carpark on Sunday, so any cars left overnight in that area will be towed

  • We strongly encourage guests leave cars at home. Don’t drink and drive; use our preferred taxi supplier Auckland Co-op to get you to and from the event. They will drop you off at the main entrance and you can catch one from the same place for the journey home. Ring 09 300 3000 to book

  • Event terms & conditions apply

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