The festive season will creep up before you know it and as work slowly starts winding down for the year, your social life should be heating up.
Each year Aucklanders descend on Ellerslie Racecourse for this crowd-favourite event, soaking up the buzzing atmosphere of a fast-paced evening at the races in corporate marquees, private rooms & balconies, shared dining spaces or the infamous Garden Party...
Picking the horses is made easy too as the jockeys are racing in teams - this year distinguishable by their breeches (aka pants) which have been designed by world's Benny Castles - as part of the Barfoot & Thompson Jockeys' World Cup.
Then, once the horses have gone to bed everyone gets together & really lets their hair down - this year to the beats from the Sweet Mix Kids.
Part raceday, a lot party - this event is always a sell-out affair & hugely popular for work Christmas parties.
Please note that timings are subject to change and event terms & conditions apply. See event website for more information.
Ellerslie Racecourse is a fully-licensed facility and no BYO alcohol is permitted.