Events

Red Cross Raceday Corporate Luncheon

Red Cross Raceday Corporate Luncheon

Fri 6th October 2017 | R18

Come along to the Red Cross Raceday and enjoy a fantastic luncheon to raise money to support New Zealand Red Cross. The corporate luncheon is the perfect Friday afternoon treat featuring guest speaker Rez Gardi Young New Zealander of the Year, silent auctions, and much more!

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We welcome you to the first annual corporate luncheon in support of New Zealand Red Cross.

Hosted in the brand new Aintree Lounge with sweeping views over the racetrack and beyond. This will be the first event in the Aintree lounge at the top of the track which is currently being refurbished.

Sponsorship opportunities are available on the day (which includes a discount on a table of 10) – please contact Kathy Maling kathy.maling@redcross.org.nz

Package includes:

  • Full buffet luncheon beautifully prepared by WildTribe Catering
  • Full Beverage package
  • Access to bet and collect facilities
  • Best views on course (including two outdoor deck areas)

Table of 10: $1450

Individual Ticket: $145

N.B. you may be required to share a table if you do not purchase 10 tickets.

N.B. This function is a restricted R18 event

N.B. The beverage package begins ½ an hour before the first race and ends at the start of the last race

SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup

SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup

Sat 16 December 2017 | All Ages

Join us for Waikato Racing Club's premier Raceday - the SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup, featuring the GR II Cal Isuzu Stakes, GR III SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup and the listed J Swap Contractors Sprint. Live entertainment and performances, free kids entertainment, food and public bars - gather your friends and family and make a day of it at the regions premier Raceday.

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The SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup is Waikato's premier Raceday! With hospitality options to suit your group, and early bird General Admission Tickets for just $15, we have something for everyone. Perfect for your end of year corporate function or just to catch up with family and friends for the festive season. Live entertainment, fantastic racing and fashion in the fields will make up Cup Day at Te Rapa Racecourse!


MAIN FEATURES:

  • All day entertainment
  • 2 Group Races
  • 1 Listed Race
  • 9 Race Card
  • Live Entertainment and Performances
  • SKYCITY Hamilton Fashions in the Field
  • Big Screen Viewing and much, much more!


PACKAGES:

General Admission

Enjoy Waikato's premier Raceday from just $20 or $15 early bird if purchased before midnight 1st December 2017. Enjoy all the action from the public lawn and grandstand, with access to food vendors, public bars and big screen viewing.

Steeds & Melodies (Premium GA)

This year we are excited to present the Steads & Melodies Party Zone! Come and enjoy this premium GA package with entertainment on stage all day long and pristine viewing of the home straight. Access to awesome exclusive food trucks, bar & tote facilities this is the place to be this Cup Day! This is the only zone open late till 7pm so the party can continue!

$25pp early bird & $35pp after early bird has sold out!

Home Straight Gazebo Sites $350 per front row site $250 per rear row sites - All new closer to the finish line!

Grab your own patch of lawn for the quintessential kiwi get together. Secure your 6x6 m reserved site, put up the gazebo, pack a picnic or dust off the BBQ and enjoy all the racing action the day has to offer. Access to bet and collect facilities, public bar, and food vendors.

N.B. Does not include course admission or racebooks. Only gazebo's or shelters without sides can be erected so as not to impede viewing for other site holders. Multiple sites purchased will be located together. Set up of your gazebo site will be required to be completed by 9:30am on the day.

The Garden Bar - $145pp

A reserved outdoor table and umbrella for 8 persons, located in our exclusive garden bar on the home straight. Premier viewing of the birdcage and fashion in the fields. Package includes course admission, race book and pen, WildTribe Caterings famous sliders and loaded fries and standard beverage package with access to bet and collect facilities.

NB: There is no wet weather alternative for this package. Reserved seating in tables of 8. Multiple tables can be purchased with guaranteed placement next to each other. If purchasing less than 8 tickets you may be required to share a table.

The Terraces - $180pp

The popular outdoor terraces are great for end of year gatherings or a festive get together with friends. Located outside, but under cover in the grandstand, your package includes course entry, racebook and pen, delicious buffet lunch and standard beverage package, access to bet and collect facilities and views across the track.

NB: Reserved seating in tables of 10. Multiple tables can be purchased with guaranteed placement next to each other. If purchasing less than 10 tickets you may be required to share a table.

The Mezzanine - $180pp

For the retro racing experience, you can't go past The Mezzanine, located indoors, with grandstand access, your package includes course entry, race book and pen, buffet lunch and standard beverage package, access to bet and collect facilities and views across the track.

NB: Reserved seating in tables of 10. Multiple tables can be purchased with guaranteed placement next to each other. If purchasing less than 10 tickets you may be required to share a table.

The Northern Lawn Marquee Village

Mini Marquee for 10 people $1600

Maxi Marquee for 40 people: $6400

Enjoy all the atmosphere of the raceday from your dedicated marquee. Perfect for corporates or just gather a group of friends and family and enjoy Waikato's premier raceday. Located on the raised Northern Lawn with views over the birdcage and down the home straight. With access to bet and collect facilities, buffet luncheon and access to cash bar facilities.

The Royale Room - $250pp

Enjoy a premium SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup experience from the exclusive surroundings of the Royale Room. Package includes course admission, racebook and pen, reserved tables for 10 persons, elegant lunch and beverage package for the duration of racing, access to bet and collect facilities, private patio setting adjacent to the birdcage and prime viewing of the SKYCITY Hamilton Fashion in the fields showcase.

Top of the Track -$250pp

Enjoy a premium experience from the exclusive surroundings of the Aintree Lounge on Level 3. This lounge is newly refurbished on the top floor of the main grandstand with sweeping views across the track. Package includes course admission, racebook and pen, reserved tables for 10 persons, elegant buffet lunch and beverage package for the duration of racing, access to bet and collect facilities.

NB: Reserved seating in tables of 10. Multiple tables can be purchased with guaranteed placement next to each other. If purchasing less than 10 tickets you may be required to share a table.


PLEASE NOTE:

  • If you have any dietary requirements you must let us know at the time of booking.
  • All areas with all-inclusive beverage packages are R18.
  • All inclusive beverage packages will begin 1/2 an hour before the first race and concludes at the beginning of the last race. Maximum of 5 hours.
  • Te Rapa Racecouse has a no BYO Alcohol Policy and you may be asked by security to check bags upon arrival. You must be 18+ yrs to purchase alcoholic beverages, please do not be offended if you are asked for ID.
Christmas at the Races

Christmas at the Races

Sat 23 December 2017 | All Ages

If you're looking for a relaxed atmosphere, Saturday 23 December is your chance to kick back and unwind with good food, good company and exciting thoroughbred action to celebrate and catch up with friends and family for Christmas!

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If you're looking for a relaxed atmosphere, Saturday 23 December is your chance to kick back and unwind with good food, good company and exciting thoroughbred action to celebrate and catch up with friends and family for Christmas!


PACKAGES:

General Admission

Adults $10, Children (aged 17 and under) free entry

Christmas on the Lawn - $160 per group

Reserve yourself an outdoor picnic/BBQ table and umbrella for up to eight people, located on the lawn by the home straight close to the Winning Post and the Birdcage.

Bring your friends and family and enjoy the day!

Note: This package is to reserve a table and umbrella only. All food and beverage will be available to purchase. This package does not include course admission and racebooks. There is no wet weather alternative for this package. If multiple tables are purchased we can guarantee placement next to each other.

Christmas Down Under Southern Sites - $350 (front) $250 (rear)

Purchase some Christmas real estate and build your own party venue. Bring your own food for the traditional kiwi celebration, kick back and watch all the racing action from your dedicated piece of turf.

Your package includes:

  • Dedicated reserved 6x6m area of grass located adjacent to the track for your own gazebo or picnic set up
  • Access to TAB facilities within the area
  • Access to cash bar
  • Access to delicious food trucks, alternatively BYO food, BBQ and non-alcoholic beverages.

Cost

$350 per front row 6x6m Site or $250 per rear row 6x6m site.

Package does not include course admission at $10 per person.

Note: Only gazebo structures and/or umbrellas are permitted in this area to not obstruct views for others. Multiple sites can be purchased with guaranteed placement next to each other. There will be no access for external catering firms to the sites on the event day.

Santa's Lounge - $250

Enjoy a premium experience from the exclusive surroundings of the Aintree Lounge on Level 3. This lounge is newly refurbished on the top floor of the main grandstand with sweeping views across the track. Package includes course admission, racebook and pen, reserved tables for 10 persons, elegant buffet lunch and beverage package for the duration of racing, access to bet and collect facilities.

NB: Reserved seating in tables of 10. Multiple tables can be purchased with guaranteed placement next to each other. If purchasing less than 10 tickets you may be required to share a table.


PLEASE NOTE:

  • All areas with all inclusive beverage packages are R18.
  • All inclusive beverage packages will begin 1/2 an hour before the first race and concludes at the beginning of the last race. Maximum of 5 hours.
  • Te Rapa Racecouse has a no BYO Alcohol Policy and you may be asked by security to check bags upon arrival. You must be 18+ yrs to purchase alcoholic beverages, please do not be offended if you are asked for ID.

Race Meetings

WRC Raceday

Saturday, 05 August 2017

Lisa Chittick Foxbridge Plate

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Mid Week Meeting

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Red Cross Raceday

Friday, 06 October 2017

Labour Day - Sarten Memorial Stakes GR II

Monday, 23 October 2017

Distinction Hamilton Hotel Punters Challenge

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Cambridge Jockey Club Meeting

Sunday, 26 November 2017

SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Te Rapa Christmas at the Races

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Family Fun Raceday

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Waikato Guineas

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Ladies Day

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Hooves, Grooves & BBQ's - Irish Edition

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Cambridge Jockey Club Meeting

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Punters Challenge

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Jumps Day

Saturday, 19 May 2018

WRC Raceday

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Farmlands Hautapu - "WRC Members Race Day"

Saturday, 09 June 2018

True Colours Children's Health Trust Race Day

Saturday, 07 July 2018

WRC Raceday

Saturday, 21 July 2018

For the full calendar please refer to nzracing.co.nz