Jarden Melbourne Cup Day - Tuesday 3 November 2020

Ticket price:

  • $315 pp (incl gst)

  • $3050 table of 10 (incl gst) 

  • Auckland Racing Club membership discount applies

In the heart of the action

Experience Jarden Melbourne Cup Day in true style in this sell-out precinct

A space for those seeking a stylish & lively Melbourne Cup Day entertainment option and host to the official hospitality after-party, Cuvée is one of the most-coveted areas on course.

Including a gourmet food & beverage package, this is an effortlessly easy entertaining option for groups of clients, colleagues or friends.

You’ll enjoy the best of an indoor-outdoor flow in this contemporary & modern space, located right in the heart of the day’s entertainment.

Get up close to the horses as they parade before you in the neighbouring birdcage before being swept up in the roar of the crowd as they flash past the winning post directly opposite.

Uninterrupted views of the super screen also ensure you’ll not miss a second of the big race that will be on everyone’s lips.

Cuvée sells out well in advance of the day, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Package includes:
  • Superb buffet menu designed by award-winning chefs and incorporating the finest in New Zealand fare

  • Afternoon tea including cheeseboard

  • Flute of Champagne on arrival

  • Beverage package until the start of race nine at Ellerslie; featuring selected New Zealand still & sparkling wines, light & standard local & imported beers, cider & non-alcoholic beverages, tea & coffee

  • Ability to purchase Champagne on the day at hospitality-exclusive prices

  • Pre-allocated, reserved seat (tables of 10) plus unreserved casual lounge seating within the indoor bar area

  • Prime viewing position immediately beside the birdcage and opposite the winning post

  • Racecourse & Cuvée admission (including the official after-party held in this precinct after the last race), race book & pen

  • Live racing coverage from Melbourne & Ellerslie also broadcast within Cuvée

Please note: 

  • Racecourse gates open at 11.00am*- this hospitality option opens at 11.30am

  • Seating is in tables of 10 - if you purchase less than 10 tickets, you may be required to share your table with others

  • A dress code applies to this area and failure to meet dress standards may see entry refused

  • Prices include GST

  • Cuvee is the home of the official on-site after-party & guests in this area are welcome to stay on after the last race at Ellerslie to enjoy the party with other guests from around the racecourse

  • * May be subject to change

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Event information

  • Tickets are non-refundable

  • 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 (R18, dress code applies, intoxicated persons will not be permitted)

  • dress code is in place in all hospitality areas and 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. 

  • 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

  • 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 who will drop off / pick up at the main entrance. Ring 09 300 3000 to book

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

  • Free car-parking is available on course on a first-in, first-served basis

  • 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

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