Vodafone Derby Day  - Saturday 6 March 2021


Come be part of the roar of the crowd! 

Ticket price:


  • $20 pp (incl gst) online

  • $25pp on the day

  • Under 15s free

  • Senior citizen GA rates apply at the gate on the day

  • Complimentary for Club members

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.

Get up close to the action in our general admission areas.

Take a stroll through the public accessways in our stables to wish our equine athletes the best of luck and follow them on their way out to the Parade Ring and onto the track.  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.

A general admission ticket not only means you can watch the day's three fashions in the field competitions, but - if you're aged 18yr+ - you can enter them too. 

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 is seating in that room on a first-in, first-served basis and plenty of outdoor grandstand seats available in the Ellerslie Stand. 

You’re welcome to bring along your own picnic food, unopened non-alcoholic beverages, as well as chairs, sun umbrellas & picnic rugs to enjoy in our outdoor general admission areas.

If you're bringing the younger family members to Vodafone Derby Day, we've got some them sorted with free children's entertainment available throughout the day.

Want to update your general admission experience? NEW FOR 2021, Premium General Admission gets you access into all our general admission areas PLUS gets you a reserved table upstairs in the air-conditioned comfort of the Ellerslie Stand.

Other information 

  • Whilst there is no dress code in our general admission areas, entry to other hospitality areas 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 also applies upon purchase

  • We encourage responsible drinking

  • Intoxicated persons will not be granted entry to 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

  • We offer 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

  • Ellerslie Racecourse is a fully-licensed venue and BYO alcohol is not allowed. PIcnic lunches and unopened, non-alcoholic beverages may be brought into the racecourse and enjoyed in outdoor general admission areas. You can also purchase food and drinks on course

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