Ticket price:

  • $185 pp (incl gst) 

  • $1440 (incl gst) for a table of 8 

  • Auckland Racing Club member discount applies

Upgrade your end-of-year party for a night to remember.

Barfoot & Thompson Twilight Summer Night  - Thursday 10 December 2020

An indulgent entertaining experience always tops the Christmas party wish list and an evening spent on the Champagne Lawn provides just that.

Your guests will savour the party atmosphere of this sell-out precinct where they can drink in the views of both the racing and, equally important, the social festivities.


Located right beside the track & on the prestigious 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 night’s racing as the horses thunder past on the neighbouring track.


Immediately following the last race, everyone’s invited to keep the party going with others from around the course at the official after-party in our Cuvée bar.

Package includes:
  • Your own reserved seat at a table on the Champagne Lawn with sweeping views of the home straight and winning post

  • A beautifully-prepared gourmet BBQ meal designed by our award-winning chefs incorporating fresh, seasonal ingredients & including hot items from the grill, salads, dessert, tea & coffee

  • A three-hour beverage package including selected still & sparkling wines, light & standard local & imported beers and non-alcoholic beverages

  • Racecourse & Champagne Lawn admission, racebook and pen

  • Entry into the official after-party in our exclusive Cuvée Bar after the last race 

Other information 

  • Racecourse gates open at 3.00pm* - this hospitality option opens at 3.30pm

  • 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 an indoor area on course

  • A dress code applies. While we hate turning people away, the dress code will be enforced as required and entry may be refused if it is not adhered to 

  • Prices include GST

  • All bars close shortly after the last race, except Cuvée & the Winning Post Bar. All guests 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 and include a 2.5% transaction fee.  A separate booking fee of $1.50 per ticket will also apply upon purchase

  • Ellerslie encourages responsible drinking

  • Intoxicated persons will not be granted entry to 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

* May be subject to change

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