SkyCity New Year's Day Races - Saturday 1 January 2022


In the heart of the action

Ticket price:


$1900 table of 10

Club member discounts apply

Seating is at tables of 10

Cuvee Vodafone Derby Day Ellerslie Races
A space for those seeking a stylish & lively SkyCity New Year's Day entertainment option, Cuvée is one of the most-coveted areas on course.

Including a gourmet menu, this is an effortlessly easy entertaining option for groups of friends, clients or colleagues.

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 races and entertainment during the day.

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

  • Flute of Champagne on arrival

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

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

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

  • Racecourse & Cuvée admission, racebook

  • Live racing coverage also broadcast within Cuvée

Please note: 

  • Seating is in tables of 10.  If less than 10 tickets are purchased, you may be required to share your table with others

  • Racecourse gates open at 10.30am* – this hospitality option opens at 11.30am

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

  • Prices include GST

  • This raceday will be held under the Covid Protection Framework in the 'Orange' setting. To see how we will operate please click here. To view all conditions of entry relating to Covid-19, please click here

Other information ​​

  • 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

  • dress code is in place in all hospitality areas including Cuvée, 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

  • 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).