Turn up the raceday volume at Auckland's Boxing Day festival in The Paddock.
After two consecutive sell-outs, The Paddock, located within the infield (centre of the track) is the place to be for the young, fun & fancy-free.
If you're wanting to spend your time at the SkyCity Boxing Day Races with mates, great tunes, delicious food & chilled drinks to keep you cool under the summer sun (oh, and some horse racing in the background), this is the precinct for you.
EARLYBIRD - $65pp
Standard - $80pp
"Me & my 9 other mates" deal - $760
Last minute on-the-day (subject to availability) - $100pp
Tickets include: A drink to quench the thirst on arrival, primo spot in the infield close to the track, all-day music from special guest DJs, racebook, food vendor to purchase food from (which you can put your $10 food voucher to), access into all other general admission areas on course (including the Infield Family Zone and racecourse side general admission area including Fashions in the Field) & a relaxed dress code... channel your inner garden party!
Is there an age restriction?
Yes. The Paddock is strictly R18; no children allowed; photographic ID will be required for entry
Is there a dress code?
Nope, but we'd still encourage you to dress to impress in your favourite summer attire. Think wedges or cute summer sandals, a crown or a sunhat, dress shorts & loafers and guys, don't forget the boaters! Just note that if you plan on going elsewhere on course on the day, check to
make sure a dress code doesn't apply
Can I bring in my own food?
We've got a pretty darn delicious food vendor coming in to sort the food and your ticket includes a $10 voucher, so leave yours at home (food cannot be brought into The Paddock), and let them do the cooking for you
What about a gazebo?
No need to worry there either, we're bringing in shade & cover for you (so please leave your gazebos, picnic rugs and sun umbrellas at home as they won't be allowed in...)
Will there be good facilities for the fillies?
There sure will! And gents, there'll be something there for you too
So, is this the same as an infield ticket?
No, this is an entirely different hospitality & entertainment precinct at the Boxing Day Races. While it's located within the centre of the racecourse (infield) where the infield family zone is also located - you need a ticket for The Paddock in order to get access into this area. No other event ticket (including a standard infield family zone ticket or general admission ticket) will get you in here
I have a ticket for somewhere else on course, will it get me into The Paddock?
No, it won't. You need to have a ticket for The Paddock in order to gain access into this precinct to be able to come enjoy the DJs and other entertainment on offer
Can I get into other areas on course if I have a ticket for The Paddock?
Yes, you can also use your Paddock ticket to get into the Infield Family Zone and the general admission areas on the grandstand side of the course (which includes the Fashions in the Field precinct)
I want to watch or compete in the fashions in the field competition, can I?
Yes, but you'll need to leave The Paddock and go through the pedestrian underpass which is located near the entrance to The Paddock, then head over to the general admission area on the grandstand side of the course to watch
Can I listen to the music acts if I'm not in The Paddock?
No, you'll need a ticket into The Paddock in order to enjoy the beats from the precinct's acts
Where is the family area?
The family area is in the same location as previous years & is, like The Paddock, in the infield. You'll need either a standard infield ticket (provides access to the family zone only & nowhere else on course); otherwise, any other ticket (including a ticket for The Paddock) will also get you access into the family zone area in the infield.
Racecourse gates open at 10.30am. The Paddock opens at 11.30am & closes at 8.00pm (close time may be subject to change)
Tickets are non-refundable
Ellerslie encourages responsible drinking
While there is no dress code into The Paddock, there is in other precincts on course so we suggest you check that out if you plan on going anywhere else other than the Infield Family Zone or grandstand general admission areas. We also encourage racegoers in this area to dress up in Garden Party styles (girls, aim for wedges or flats as you are on grass)
Intoxicated persons will not be granted entry to Ellerslie Racecourse
We strongly encourage you to taxi to the track and leave your car at home. Don’t drink and drive, use our preferred taxi supplier Auckland Co-op Taxi to get you to and from the track. They will drop you off at the main entrance and you can grab one from the same place for the journey home. Ring 09 300 3000 to book
Otherwise, Ellerslie Racecourse is a short 5-minute walk from the Greenlane Train Station and close to many bus routes
Whilst cash and eftpos facilities are available, we recommend you bring cash to avoid queues on the day
Event terms & conditions apply