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The New Zealand Herald Christmas Carnival Boxing Day Races

The New Zealand Herald Christmas Carnival Boxing Day Races

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  • Wed 26 Dec ’12, 10:00am


Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Ave, Remuera Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission - Child under 15 years: $0.00
  • General admission: $20.00
  • General admission - 4 for $40 (limited time only, see website for expiry): $40.00
  • Ascot Stand: $50.00
  • Ascot Stand + General admission: $70.00
  • Viva Fashion Village: $59.00
  • Herald on Sunday Champagne Lawn - Individual ticket: $145.00
  • Herald on Sunday Champagne Lawn - Table of 8: $1,120.00
  • Champions Club - Individual ticket: $150.00
  • Champions Club - Table of 10: $1,450.00
  • Chairman's Club - Individual ticket: $169.00
  • Chairman's Club - Table of 10: $1,640.00
  • Cuvee - Individual ticket: $250.00
  • Cuvee - Table of 10: $2,400.00


Official website

Kick off in style!

Running for over 150 years, Ellerslie's Boxing Day Races are an institution on Auckland's social calendar.

This event is the beginning of The New Zealand Herald Christmas Carnival and is always a magnificent day of high fashion, entertainment, socialising and premier thoroughbred racing.

Breathe in the excitement of the track as horses thunder past you, dress up and enter Viva Fashions in the Field, treat yourself to a day out in one of Ellerslie's premium reserved hospitality locations or do it your way and just soak up the oncourse action from a spot on one of the public lawns or at Beach, Beats & BBQs in the infield (more information on this iconic event coming soon to

Hospitality options including private functions are available for purchase or booking.

Children under 15 years get in free. Get four general admission tickets for $40 for a limited time (see Ellerslie website for expiry date)!

Racecourse gates open 10.00am with the exception of Beach, Beats & BBQs gates which open at 9.30am | Hospitality options open 11.30am | First race runs at about 12.55pm | All bars oncourse close at 8.00pm

Please note: information on this website is intended as a guide only and is subject to change. For up-to-date information including Raceday terms and conditions, please visit

Remember! You're more than welcome to bring along your own food, unopened non-alcoholic beverages, umbrellas, chairs, picnic tables, mini-marquees (and even the kitchen sink!) into public areas oncourse, but you'll have to leave the stronger stuff at home as Ellerslie is a fully-licensed venue and BYO alcohol is not permitted.

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