Running for over 160 years, this is an event where no one misses out on the fun. An iconic day on Auckland’s event schedule, the Boxing Day Races offer colourful fashion, high-octane thoroughbred racing, refined hospitality as well as fun family entertainment, ensuring this day is marked as a ‘must attend’ on the calendar.

Back for a second year, The Paddock is Auckland Racing Club’s very own summer festival.  Located in the infield, it is the place to be for the young, fun and fancy-free. Bring your crew and enjoy great tunes, delicious food and chilled drinks under the summer sun.

For those with children in tow, there will be plenty of family entertainment in the Family Zone, also within the infield. 

Fashions in the Field celebrated its 30th anniversary last year and it’s showing no signs of slowing down – the competition is open to all and is a great chance to wear something special that you’ve been saving for an occasion just like this!

And a day at the races wouldn’t be complete without a celebratory glass of bubbles – especially for those booked into Cuvée, newly styled by Moet & Chandon, or on the famous Champagne Lawn.

Whether you’re looking to enjoy the day in a casual and relaxed atmosphere, or mark the occasion in style by reserving a private table or room, Ellerslie Racecourse is the place to be to make Boxing Day one to remember.

Event date: 
Wednesday 26 December 2018

Key event information*:

  • Tickets start at $10pp for pre-purchased Infield Family Zone tickets and $20pp for General Admission (grandstand side). Other hospitality options also available – Learn more or buy now
  • Private hosting opportunities – Contact Auckland Racing Club to enquire
  • Gates open at 10.30am
  • Shared hospitality areas open 11.30am
  • First race approx. 12.45pm 
  • Last race approx. 6.00pm

*times approximate and subject to change

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