Welcome to a seriously enjoyable day out. There's nothing else like it.
The first day of the prestigious Auckland Cup Week is Derby Day, kicking off on 2 March 2019. It is an event like nothing else on racing or social calendars, setting the scene for an unmissable week of racing and fun.
Join top class horses, trainers, jockeys & fashionistas as they converge on Ellerslie Racecourse to settle scores & confirm their reputations as the best in the country.
The day features the $1 million Group 1 New Zealand Derby, the national fashions in the field final – The Ned Prix de Fashion, and a host of other black type races and entertainment in support to make sure your day at the races really lives up to expectation.
With a black and white style theme, following traditions of Derby Day events the world over, it’s the perfect chance to get your social life on track and get swept up in the air of excitement oncourse as the drama of racing and fashion unfold before your eyes.