Exciting new corporate hospitality options for Cup Day

Saturday 16th December 2017


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With redeveloped hospitality facilities and a fantastic new caterer, Te Rapa Racecourse is ready to host corporates in style at the Waikato’s premier race day – the iconic SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup. The venue offers a ramped up range of hospitality packages making it the perfect option for workplace end of year functions at the showpiece event on Waikato’s racing calendar.

First run in 1916, the Cup is steeped in proud history and is a symbol of staying supremacy, especially for those in the Waikato region.

Corporates looking for top end of the market hospitality will notice a special difference this year. Two premium offerings, Top of the Track and The Royale Room will offer top class dining and the best views on course.

Food at this year’s SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup moves to a whole new level as

Te Rapa Racecourse has invested in new kitchen facilities and a superb new caterer, WildTribe Catering. The WildTribe team is led by experienced chief, Jeff Dunstan who was the force behind Domaine Eatery and who has also created funky Hamilton East eatery Fish Punk, gourmet pie outlet, Pie Punk and quirky Queenwood, café Jam.


The WildTribe Catering team comprises renowned chefs who produce dishes that excite, are inventive and entice celebration. As always there are a range of corporate hospitality offerings at Te Rapa Racecourse, many of them familiar to Waikato businesses whose teams return year after year.


Top of the Track

Top of the Track provides guests with a premium experience from the exclusive surroundings of the Aintree Lounge on Level 3. This beautifully designed lounge on the top floor of the main grandstand is newly refurbished with two outdoor deck areas which extend out to the grandstand and offer sweeping views across the track. It will be the first time the new look lounge has been utilized for Cup Day and it is THE place to be.


The Royale Room

The exclusive surroundings of the Royale Room provide the base for hosting competitors and judges in the SKYCITY Hamilton Fashion in the Fields. The venue provides perfect views of the iconic fashion event while it also backs on to the bird cage where the horses parade. To top it off the Royale Room has a great view of the finish line.


The Northern Marquee Village

The Northern Marquee Village offers the traditional and very popular archetypal race day experience. From a dedicated marquee on the raised Northern Lawn guests can lap up the atmosphere with views over the birdcage and down the home straight.


The Garden Bar

The Exclusive Garden Bar on the home straight offers premier viewing of the birdcage and fashion in the fields but with a casual feel and an all-inclusive drinks package.


The Terraces, The Mezzanine & Home Straight Gazebo Sites

Terraces & Mezzanine provides elevated views over the track from the terraces or guests can grab their own patch of lawn with Home Straight gazebo sites.


Steeds & Melodies

Lastly, Steeds and Melodies offers premium general admission with all day entertainment until 7pm.


With the extra investment in facilities at Te Rapa Racecourse, this year’s SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup promises to be a standout event. Te Rapa Racecourse invites your business to spoil the team at the biggest race day of the year. Lap up the luxury and make the SKYCITY Waikato Cup Day a special day out.