Avondale Cup & Guineas Day - Saturday 19 February 2022

Ascot Stand

A view from above

Ascot Stand Ellerslie Races Members Stan
Ascot Stand Ellerslie Races Members Stan
Ascot Stand Ellerslie Races Members Stan

Part-reserved for the exclusive use of Auckland Racing Club members, you’re invited to come & enjoy select rooms & spaces within this grandstand.

There are a few options in this stand to suit all number of groups and it’s your decision as to where you’d like to base yourself.

Rub shoulders with racing fans & enjoy sweeping views of the course from the top floor, or gather your group & head to the ground floor Winning Post Bar - a fun, social environment where you’ll be immersed in the buzzing atmosphere of the neighbouring birdcage and track.

The Ascot Stand has food & beverage available for purchase & tickets provide the bearer with access to indoor & outdoor unreserved seating on both the top and ground floors.

Television screens broadcasting the day's racing, along with views of the outdoor super screen, complement the day's sporting competition.

This is a great option for anyone wanting to be in the hub of the action, but seeking flexibility as to where they can spend their day.

Other information 

  • On-site, overnight parking is free

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 and will be removed from the grounds

  • We strongly encourage guests leave cars at home

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

  • 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

  • Ellerslie Racecourse will be operating as a “vaccination required venue” while Auckland operates under the COVID-19 Protection Framework ("traffic light" system), or similar. As a result, racegoers will be required to present a valid COVID-19 Vaccine Pass along with a suitable form of photographic identification in order to be able to enter the racecourse. * Children under the age of 12 years and three months, as well as those who present a valid "medical exemption from [the approved COVID-19] vaccine(s)" as issued by New Zealand's Ministry of Health in conjunction with a matching and legal and valid form of photographic identification, are not required to show a valid My Vaccine Pass in order to obtain entry into our site(s).


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Ascot Stand tickets for this day are not currently available. 


Primary ticket purchasers will be contacted directly by the Club with regards to refunds* and / or the offer to purchase tickets (where available) into those hospitality precincts that will operate under “Red”. Those people, along with Club members, are given the first right to purchase any available tickets (on a first-in, first-served basis), with those who have previously signed up to hear about new ticket releases being contacted shortly thereafter. 

* The refund request cut-off is 5.00pm, Friday 11th February.


Those members who wish to attend and be based in one of the dedicated members’ rooms – as opposed to a hospitality precinct - will also be required to RSVP their attendance.  Members who have previously supplied the Club with an email address and have not ‘unsubscribed’ from Club communications can expect to receive an email from the Club outlining RSVP and entry conditions. Details as to how they can RSVP will also be made available on this website.  


Owners will be allocated the Newmarket Bar & Lawn and will be required to RSVP their attendance. They will be contacted directly by the Club with regards to entry conditions and RSVP details. 

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