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

Premium General Admission

Be part of the roar of the crowd

Mid winter christmas party raceday Eller

Ticket price:


$500 for table of 10 people

Fun free events for families in Auckland

Our general admission areas provide a relaxed, laidback way for eventgoers to enjoy their day and offer excellent viewing opportunities of the racetrack and associated areas AND this option gives you the bonus of your own reserved table for up to 10 guests in the comfort of an air conditioned room in the Ellerslie Stand.

From the stables to the Parade Ring, the Birdcage and the track... you’ll have endless opportunities to get up close to the gorgeous horses in our general admission areas.

With our Premium GA option, you can also enjoy the races from your own reserved, indoor table in a room boasting great views of the track whilst still having the flexibility to head downstairs and hear the thunder of the track from the open space of public lawns which neighbour the home straight.


With easy access to everything you need while oncourse for New Years Day, it's a fantastic option for families and friends alike who want to do the races their way!

Package includes:

  • Reserved table for up to 10 guests on Level 3 of the Ellerslie Stand with racebooks

  • Comfort of an air conditioned room with uninterrupted views of the racecourse and access to the covered grandstand

  • Easy access to food, cash bars and bathroom facilities

  • Racecourse general admission for 10 people, giving them access into the Premium General Admission Room and all general admission areas


Please note:

- 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 ​

  • Gates and general admission areas open at 10.30am, access into Level 3 of the Ellerslie Stand opens at 11.30am*

  • While there is no dress code in this area, if you plan on going to other areas on course you might need to check if one applies there.  While we hate turning people away, entry may be refused if the dress code is not adhered to

  • On-site, overnight parking is free, however we encourage guests leave their cars at home. Ellerslie Racecourse is located close to public transport networks including the Greenlane Train Station which is a 600m walk away.

  • 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 are a fully-licensed venue and BYO alcohol is not permitted. We encourage responsible drinking with intoxicated persons not being granted entry into, or tolerated within, our grounds 

  • 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).