Racing & Events


Legends Day, Saturday 9 February

Waikato Cup 2018

You’re invited to join the Waikato Racing Club for one of New Zealand’s most prestigious race days.

Steeped in history, Legends Days, formerly known as International Day, has seen some of the immortal legends grace the track. With an honours list that includes Bonecrusher, Sunline, Sailing Home, Tavistock, Seachange, Darci Brahma to name only but a few, this is a day to acknowledge those that come before and to witness those who will etch their names in the history books as legends.

On the Day take in the “Walk of legends”, witness the running of New Zealand’s richest weight-for-age, the Herbie Dyke Stakes, see New Zealand’s best sprinters battle it out in the BCD Sprint, and witness the future legends of New Zealand racing in the two 3YO Group 2s, the Warren Storm Lifebrokers Waikato Guineas, and the Cambridge Stud Sir Tristram Fillies Classic.

Entry is FREE but hospitality options are available.

Gates Open: 11:30am

First Race Approx: 12:30pm

Hospitality Opens: 11:30am

Last Race Approx: 5:00pm

SKYCITY Hamilton Fashion Stakes

Will you be our Best Dressed Lady? Join us for this VIVA Prix de Fashion Qualifier. Prize Package details to follow.

Register today or on the day in the Centennial Lounge, Level 1, Old Stand.

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LEGENDS LUNCHEON - $250pp. Tables of 10 $2250

Join us in the Fosters Lounge, Level Three for the ultimate Race Day experience.

Gourmet Lunch from Kerr & Ladbrook, premium drinks package, best views of the track and access to 100sqm of Balcony. In room entertainment and MC.

Package includes:
  • Racebook and access to the Fosters Lounge

  • Premium beverage package

  • Premium catering including lunch and afternoon tea

  • Live entertainment

  • Private TAB facilities and Trackside TVs

  • Access to a reserved grand seating area

DULCET Garden Bar - $75pp

Wanting to feel the thunder of the hooves? To get the heart racing?

Then the Garden Bar is the place to be.

In this casual setting you’ll dine on a Gourmet Lunch with glass of Dulcet Champagne or beer in hand providing an unforgettable Legends Day experience.

Package includes:
  • Racebook and access to the Garden Bar

  • Glass of Dulcet Champagne or a premium beer on arrival

  • Premium catering including lunch and afternoon tea

  • A cash bar will operate during the day offering a selection of premium wines, craft beers, RTDs and non-alcoholic beverages (beverage tabs can be arranged on the day)

  • Live entertainment

  • Private TAB facilities and Trackside TVs

  • Access to a reserved grand seating area

PUNTERS LOUNGE - $45pp

Interested in wall to wall racing action with big screen TVs, the inside oil, straight from the mouths of jockeys and trainers? Well the Punters Lounge which is located alongside the birdcage, is the place for you!

Package includes:
  • Racebook and access to the Punters Lounge

  • Glass of Dulcet Champagne or a premium beer on arrival

  • Carvery Lunch

  • A cash bar will operate during the day offering a selection of premium wines, craft beers, RTDs and non-alcoholic beverages (beverage tabs can be arranged on the day)

  • MC

  • Exclusive Jockey and Trainers interviews

  • Private TAB facilities and Trackside TVs

  • Access to a reserved grand seating area