Drinks, food, racing and an excuse to dress up!
One of Auckland's best events in a venue like no other, hosted in our exclusive Cuvée Bar & Lawn during Cox Plate Raceday.
Dress-up: be inspired by the season's latest trends and put your best foot forward - the day's "Spring Filly" is going to get rewarded with prizes including a free dress or bag hire from the team at Borrowed Boutique and a voucher for Art of Nails valued at $160. 2nd and 3rd runners up will also each receive a voucher for Art of Nails valued at $160 each.
Play: you'll be able to check out the parading fillies & pick your winner, enjoy a flutter at the tote and experience the thrill of the chase as the horses race past the party.
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Brookland
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Arii Jade
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Hamish Crocker
6:00 pm - closing Jetski Safari
Drink: whether it's something from the pop-up Bacardi bar, Champagne, prosecco, beer, Red Bull or a raft of other beverages, the bars will be stocked ready for your purchase & helping ensure you enjoy the very best of springtime, sunshine and a day spent trackside…
$55 per person
$500 group of 10
Includes drink on arrival, food for purchase (we also have Taco Loco and Pizza on site!), cash bar, entertainment, betting facilities & other surprises!
$85 per person
Includes all standard ticket inclusions AND entry into VIP area with a private bar, additional drink on arrival & a selection of complimentary snacks.
11.00am - Gates open
12.00pm - Whips n Spurs open
12.28pm - First race (approx)
5.09pm - Last race (approx)
* Please note timings are approximate & may be subject to change
Is there a dress code?
Sure is! A strict dress code applies and, while we hate turning people away, this will be enforced. Remember too that you're dressing for a day at the races, not a night in the club. The winning look is not based on how much skin you can show off.
What's the difference between tickets to Whips n Spurs vs all other areas on course?
If you want to be at Whips n Spurs, you need a Whips n Spurs ticket. At no point of the day or evening will any other ticket get you into the party where the food, drinks, DJs, fashion spotters & people-watching will be.
What age restrictions are on this event?
Whips n Spurs is strictly R18 and photographic proof of age may be required to gain entry. While there's no age limit, this event is targeted at those aged between 20-30yrs - we have plenty of other events throughout the year for those of you that may be younger or older.
Is there seating?
While there are a few seats at this event (more in the VIP area); there is no reserved seating and it's all on a first-in, first-served basis.
For further information on this raceday, including details regarding parking & accessibility, click here