Despite the Melbourne Cup being held in Australia, it is one of the most anticipated events on New Zealand racing calendar, especially at Ellerslie Racecourse.
Thousands are expected to descend on Ellerslie Racecourse on November 6 for what is being picked as the biggest Melbourne Cup Day party in Auckland.
Set in front of an entertaining backdrop of fine hospitality, fashion and live horse racing (a thrill offered nowhere else in the city), it’s the next best thing to Flemington.
There will be live coverage from Melbourne, with the big race, the Lexus Melbourne Cup being screened live at 5pm.
Whether you’re joining the fun on course, strutting your stuff for the fashion judges, or sipping champagne in one of the many hospitality areas, it’s Auckland’s biggest and most authentic Melbourne Cup Day party.
Tuesday 6 November 2018
Gates open approx. 11.00am
First race at Ellerslie Racecourse approx. 12.10pm
Lexus Melbourne Cup race approx. 5.00pm (broadcast live on super screens)
Last race at Ellerslie Racecourse approx. 6.00pm
Event closes approx. 9.00pm
Free General Admission
Hospitality tickets start at $85pp
Limited private areas & corporate marquee sites available. Contact Auckland Racing Club for more.
Free parking and Ellerslie Racecourse is just a 600m walk from Greenlane Train Station