Get your social life on track


Ticket price:

  • $65 pp (incl gst) 

  • $600 (incl gst) for group of 10

  • Auckland Racing Club member discount applies

Pop the bubbles

Barfoot & Thompson Twilight Summer Night  - Thursday 10 December 2020

Everyone’s favourite Garden Party is back and gearing up to entertain Auckland’s social set at the sell-out Barfoot & Thompson Twilight Summer Night.

If you’re looking for people-watching prospects & an excuse to let your hair down as the end of year approaches, this is the precinct for you. 

Located within the modern surrounds of our Cuvée Bar which boasts an expansive indoor / outdoor flow, you won’t get much closer to the horses with the Birdcage right beside you and the winning post directly opposite (read: “amazing profile shot opportunities”).

We'll start the party off with a drink on arrival, will throw in a racebook so you can ‘track talk' like the pros and have delicious food available for purchase from The Rolling Pin and Bun Hun


All that’s left for you to do is gather the troops & get set for a night like no other!


Home to the evening’s official on-site after party, this area sells out quickly and so tickets will be allocated strictly in order of payment.

Ticket includes:
  • A drink on arrival - your choice of either a Stella Artois or a Bombay Sapphire Gin & Tonic RTD

  • Racecourse & Garden Party admission, race book & pen

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

  • Indoor / outdoor areas with unreserved, limited chairs & bar leaners in a bar environment

  • Instant entry into the official after-party (held in this precinct after the last race)

Other information 

  • Racecourse gates & the Garden Party open at 3.00pm 

  • 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 

  • As the Garden Party is a very social precinct, only limited seating is available and it is on a first-in, first-served basis

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • Event terms & conditions apply

* May be subject to change

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