Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day - Sunday 13 March 2022

The Enclosure

The party starts here


COVID-19 Update

Due to Auckland currently sitting under the COVID-19 Protection Framework ‘Red’ setting, tickets to The Enclosure at Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day are unavailable. 

Existing primary ticket purchasers will be refunded in full, less the booking fee.  If you purchased your ticket(s) via a card, your refund will be issued to that card. If you paid via other means, you will receive contact from us. 

  • To see what hospitality options are currently available, click on the link below.

The Enclosure CUp Week Ellerslie Aucklan
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The Enclosure Auckland CUp Week Ellersli
Welcome to The Enclosure - the party precinct where racing takes a backseat, and the people are to the fore.

One of our most sought-after precincts, The Enclosure, is returning to Auckland Cup Day once again and gearing up to entertain Auckland’s social set. 

Located in a brilliant outdoor lawn location beside 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 delicious drink on arrival, tuck in to some delicious food from the pop-up food truck, watch the action of the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup and and enjoy the company of mates in this sell-out precinct.  

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 until the event closes.

Always an early sell-out, tickets will be allocated strictly in order of payment.

Tickets include:
  • Drink on arrival

  • Food voucher to be used at the precinct's exclusive pop-up food vendor (EFTPOS and cash sales available for anyone wanting to purchase additional)

  • Racecourse & The Enclosure admission, racebook

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

  • Access to covered shade & shelter; unreserved, limited tables & chairs

  • Entry into the official after-party in our exclusive Cuvée Bar after the last race

Other information 

  • On-site, overnight parking is free

  • Racecourse gates open at 11am; The Enclosure opens at 11.30am

  • dress code is in place in all hospitality areas including The Enclosure, plus certain other areas including the Ascot Stand. While we hate turning people away, the dress code will be enforced as required and entry will be refused if it is not adhered to. Please ensure anyone you are purchasing tickets for is aware of this

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

  • All bar 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 (R18, dress code applies, intoxicated persons will not be permitted or tolerated) 

  • We encourage responsible drinking

  • We are a fully-licensed venue and BYO alcohol is not permitted

  • We encourage responsible drinking

  • Intoxicated persons will not be granted entry into Ellerslie Racecourse and will be removed from the grounds

  • We strongly encourage guests leave cars at home

  • Ellerslie Racecourse is located close to public transport networks including the Greenlane Train Station which is a 600m walk away

  • Promotional photographs, social media content & film footage will be taken at this event. By entering the racecourse, event-goers consent to use of their image by the Club & New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing for promotional purposes

  • Event terms & conditions apply

  • Ellerslie Racecourse will be operating as a “vaccination required venue” while Auckland operates under the COVID-19 Protection Framework ("traffic light" system), or similar. As a result, racegoers will be required to present a valid COVID-19 Vaccine Pass along with a suitable form of photographic identification in order to be able to enter the racecourse. * Children under the age of 12 years and three months, as well as those who present a valid "medical exemption from [the approved COVID-19] vaccine(s)" as issued by New Zealand's Ministry of Health in conjunction with a matching and legal and valid form of photographic identification, are not required to show a valid My Vaccine Pass in order to obtain entry into our site(s).