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SkyCity Boxing Day Races  - Saturday 26 December 2020

Ticket price:

  • $30pp (incl gst) on the day if not sold out prior

  • Senior citizens get 50% off the general admission gate price on the day (not valid for pre-sales)

  • Under 15s get in free

  • Complimentary for Club members

Come be part of the roar of the crowd! 

Our general admission areas provide a relaxed, laidback way for eventgoers to enjoy their day and offer excellent viewing opportunities of the racetrack and associated areas.

With our new stabling complex now open, you can get right up close to our amazing equine athletes (perfect for selfie opportunities!).

When it comes time to race, you have the option of either enjoying exceptional views from the covered, outdoor seating upstairs in the Ellerslie Stand or get as close as possible to the thunder of the track from the open space of public lawns which neighbour the home straight.

The Newmarket Room, located on the ground floor of the Ellerslie Stand, is open to the public and offers a range of tasty food & beverages to purchase. There will also be satellite bars and food vendors set up in outdoor general admission areas.

You’re welcome to bring along your own picnic food, unopened non-alcoholic beverages, as well as chairs & picnic rugs for use in our outdoor general admission areas which are available on a first-in, first-served basis.

A general admission ticket provides you access to watch (or compete) in the day's Fashions in the Field competition as well as the ability to walk around the public pathways within the stabling complex.

Head into the Infield Family Zone 

Anyone with a General Admission ticket can also get access into the Infield Family Zone (middle of racetrack; accessible via pedestrian foot tunnel from grandstand side of racecourse) where there will be free children's entertainment including pony rides,a bouncy castle, organised games and a mobile barnyard.  Bars will also be open in that area, along with food vendors and betting facilities. We suggest families with young children may prefer to base themselves from this area on this day (picnic lunches welcome). 

Other information 

  • Racecourse gates open at 10.30am

  • Under 15s get free general admission and free admission into the Infield Family Zone

  • Senior citizen rates (50% off) apply for General Admission and Infield Family Zone precincts when purchased at the gate on the day. This discount is not valid for pre-sales

  • Entry to hospitality areas may be refused if the dress code is not adhered to.  While there is no specific dress code for general admission areas, a tidy level of dress is encouraged 

  • 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

  • We encourage responsible drinking

  • Intoxicated persons will not be granted entry to, or tolerated in, Ellerslie Racecourse

  • 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

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