Jarden Melbourne Cup Day - Tuesday 3 November 2020


Welcome to The Enclosure - the party precinct where racing takes a backseat, and the people are to the fore.

Ticket price:

  • $90pp (incl gst)

  • $850 group of 10 (incl gst)

  • Auckland Racing Club members discount applies

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

It's fashionable, it's playful, it's bustling and it's the place to be.

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 pop-up food truck, The Rolling Pin, watch the action of the Melbourne Cup live and enjoy the company of mates in this sell-out Melbourne Cup Day precinct.  

Then, after the last race at Ellerslie, keep the fun going with your mates & others from the day at the official after-party - complete with our most-requested band - in our exclusive Cuvée bar until the event closes.

With the demand experienced since its launch, this precinct looks like it will sell out so 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, The Rolling Pin (EFTPOS and cash sales available for anyone wanting more)

  • Racecourse & The Enclosure admission, race book & pen

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

  • Live racing coverage from Melbourne & all the action from Ellerslie in front of you

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

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


Jarden Melbourne Cup Day proudly supported by:

Event information

  • Precinct opens at 11.30am, racecourse gates open at 11am*

  • You're able to bring your own picnic food & unopened, non-alcoholic beverages into outdoor general admission (public) areas on course & can purchase alcoholic beverages from bars on site. There are a number of food outlets on site too

  • Children under 15 years get free general admission 

  • 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.

  • 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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