SkyCity New Year's Day Races - 1 January 2022
A view from above
or $75pp (on the day, subject to availability)
Club members complimentary
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.
An Ascot Stand ticket also gives you access into all general admission areas oncourse.
On-site, overnight parking is free however 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
A dress code is in place in all hospitality areas plus 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
All bar close shortly after the last race, except Cuvée & the Winning Post Bar. All wrist banded ticketholders on course are welcome to join the official on-site after party in Cuvée (R18, dress code applies, intoxicated persons will not be permitted)
Tickets are non-refundable except in circumstances outlined in Terms & Conditions 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 into Ellerslie Racecourse and will be removed from the grounds
We are a fully-licensed venue and BYO alcohol is not permitted
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).