Racing & Events

SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup Day, Saturday 15 December

Waikato Cup 2018

Waikato's biggest Xmas Party is back - better fresher and more fabulous than ever!

A new look event, with more hospitality options, more off track entertainment and the same great racing action.

Tickets Left:

GA - $20

Out the Gates - $70

Garden Bar - $95

Frequently Asked Questions

Gates Open: 10.30am

First Race Approx: 12.00pm

Hospitality Opens 11.30am

Last Race Approx 5.00pm

Course Closes: 6.30pm

NO BYO Alcohol. This will be strictly enforced. All patrons will be subject to bag checks at the Gates.

No ID No Service. No Exceptions. All over 18’s will be wristbanded at the main entrance.

Last Entry 3.00pm. No Pass Outs

Under 16’s FREE ENTRY.

Children’s entertainment will be available in the Public Village, behind the main grandstand.

Fashion - The SKYCITY Hamilton Style Stakes – A passive competition with roving judges. Judges will roam from 12.00pm – 2.00pm throughout the entire course selecting their Top 12 Stylish Race Goers. All finalists receive a prize. Final held in Birdcage approx. 3pm. More information to follow.

Private Gazebo Sites – Set Up 2pm – 6pm Friday. More information will be forwarded to site holders week of 3rd December.

All Gazebo site holders must purchase General Admission tickets for guests.

Everything apart from Alcohol may be bought on site, including the kitchen sink.

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