Barfoot and Thompson Twilight Summer Night - Thursday 9 December 2021

Garden Party

Pop the bubbles

Ticket price:

Limited Release: $65pp

THEN tickets will be $75pp

Club member discounts apply

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Garden Party Twilight Races
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.

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.

Tickets include:
  • Drink on arrival

  • Racecourse & Garden Party admission, racebooks available

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

  • Access to covered shade & shelter; unreserved, limited tables & chairs

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

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 The Enclosure, 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

  • All bar close shortly after the last race, except Cuvée & the Winning Post Bar. All wrist banded ticketholders 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 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