Ticket price:

  • $105 pp (incl gst)

  • $800 (incl gst) for a table of 8

  • Auckland Racing Club membership discount applies

SkyCity New Year's Day Races  - Friday 1 January 2021

Relax your way into the New Year.

If you’re looking for a relaxed, shared precinct on SkyCity New Year’s Day, there’s nothing quite like spending the day on The Turf on Champagne.

You’ll love the easy-going atmosphere of this prime location where you can enjoy a SkyCity New Year’s Day barbecue cooked live in front of you, soak up the racing happening right beside you and drink in the views of the racecourse & surrounds.


Located right beside the track on the Champagne Lawn, you have the flexibility to stay based at your reserved table, mingle with other like-minded guests on the lawn or get close to the day’s racing as the horses thunder past on the neighbouring track.

Grab your Bloody Mary on the way in (a sure-fire cure for that sore head from the night before), and relax trackside for the day.  It's the perfect spot to ensure you start the new year as you mean to go on - with delish food, drink and quality racing, of course!

Package includes:
  • A delicious gourmet BBQ lunch designed by our award-winning chefs & cooked right in front of you.  Your lunch will feature fresh, seasonal ingredients and includes hot items from the grill, salads, dessert, tea & coffee

  • A complimentary Bloody Mary on arrival (or a beer / flute of sparkling wine if that's more your thing) with access to a cash bar featuring Champagne, selected still & sparkling wines, light & standard local & imported beers and non-alcoholic beverages

  • Your own reserved seat at an outdoor table within The Turf on Champagne precinct with sweeping views of the home straight and winning post

  • Racecourse & The Turf on Champagne admission, racebook and pen

Other information 

  • Racecourse gates open at 11.00am* - this hospitality option opens at 11.30am

  • Seating is in tables of eight - if you purchase less than eight tickets, you may be required to share your table with others

  • This hospitality option is set outdoors. In the event of bad weather, while we can't move the ‘option' itself, we will provide partygoers with access to a covered area on course

  • While not encouraged, under 18s are permitted in this area under strict parental (or legal guardian) supervision. They require a full-priced ticket in order to gain entry. We ask parents & guardians be aware of the fact that alcohol will be sold and consumed in this precinct, and gambling facilities are available

  • A dress code applies to this area. Failure to meet dress standards may see entry refused

  • Prices include GST

  • 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

  • We encourage responsible drinking. For further information please click here.

  • Intoxicated persons will not be granted entry to, or tolerated in, Ellerslie Racecourse

  • On-site parking is free

  • We strongly encourage guests leave cars at home. Don’t drink and drive; use our preferred taxi supplier Auckland Co-op to get you to and from the event. They will drop you off at the main entrance and you can catch one from the same place for the journey home. Ring 09 300 3000 to book

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