The festive season will soon be fast upon us so grab your friends and heat up your social life at the Barfoot & Thompson Twilight Summer Night at Ellerslie Racecourse.

A staple on the calendar for Aucklanders who like to party, this fast-paced, glamourous event is the perfect opportunity to let your hair down and celebrate summer’s arrival.

With the popular Jockeys’ World Cup Prelude (JWC) making its return after a successful launch in 2017, JWC adds an extra dimension of fun, competition and fashion to the sell-out event.

A favourite with friends and corporates alike, the buzzing atmosphere of this fast-paced evening makes for a vibrant experience oncourse whether you’re in a corporate tent, private room or balcony, a shared dining space or at the infamous Garden Party.

When the sun goes down and the music gets turned up, the social set gather in Ellerslie’s Cuvée Bar for the on-site after party that kicks on into the night.

For more information and details on dress code, visit

Event date:
Thursday, 13 December 2018
Key event information*:
Gates open at 3:30pm
Garden Party opens at 3.45pm
Shared hospitality areas open 4:15pm
First race approx. 4:45pm
Last race approx. 7:45pm, then the on-site party continues

Limited private hosting opportunities available – Contact Auckland Racing Club to enquire
Tickets start from $10pp
Free parking & Ellerslie Racecourse is just a 600m walk from Greenlane Train Station

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