Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day is one one of the most glamorous and highly anticipated social events on Canterbury's calendar which last year attracted a crowd of over 20,000.
This spectacular day is a festival of fashion, food, fun and music, anyone who is anyone will be at this highlight of New Zealand's racing calendar. The very best harness horses from New Zealand and Australia will take centre stage in the feature race for the day, the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup, the country's most prestigious two mile harness race.
Gates open at 9.30am. The first race of the day runs at 11.50am and the feature race, the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup, will race at 5.15pm. The racing action continues through to 6.30pm.
Race goers have a number of options of where to spend their day at the track. The Lindauer Lawn (restricted to patrons aged 18 years or older) is the social hub of Cup Day action which is located on a grassed area close to the race track, the fashion events and the presentation area. There is also a range of great corporate hospitality options if you want to enjoy Cup Day in style.
There is also a public village which includes two large marquees (featuring bars, totes, seating and toilets), Speights Bar Trailer, food stalls, stage area and a big screen featuring the day's action.
If you are a serious fashionista, don't forget to enter the Best Dressed at the Races fashion competition, for ladies and men, with thousands of dollars of prizes to be won. Entry is free. You can enter here from 1 September or visit Addington Raceway.
For more information about entry to Cup Day see 2012 Cup Day Map Entrances.
Gate entry / general admission
$20 if purchased prior to race day (plus a booking fee). $30 on race day.
Lindauer Lawn package
$60 plus a booking fee. Package includes gate entry and Lindauer Lawn entry.
Reserved Seating at the Temporary Public Stand
Reserved seating at the temporary public stand is $60. Package includes gate entry. Please contact Addington Raceway on 03-338-9094 for further information and to purchase tickets.
Dining and Hospitality Packages
Dining and hospitality packages are available at www.addington.co.nz.
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