Welcome to a seriously enjoyable day out...
Featuring the $1,000,000 Vodafone New Zealand Derby; The Ned Prix de Fashion (the national fashions in the field final) & the Hawaiian Airlines Menswear Award; The Jordan Luck Band performing live; free children's entertainment (including pony rides!); and a host of other races & entertainment in support, Vodafone Derby Day combines the best of everything Auckland Cup Week has to offer.
Add to this good people, live music, chic marquees, delicious food, Champagne, racing and a gorgeous February day and you've got a buzz like nowhere else!
The national fashions in the field final, The Ned Prix de Fashion, returns with an incredible prize pool for the female who is deemed as being the country's best dressed racegoer.
Plus the four women who are selected as "On the day qualifiers" will each win 100,000 Hawaiian Airlines air miles and gain automatic entry into the The Ned Prix de Fashion Regional Final.
Men have a chance to win big too as part of the Hawaiian Airlines Menswear Award where one male will win 100,000 Hawaiian Airlines air miles and three nights at Hawaii's Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort with more treats too.
Entry into the fashion competitions is free for racegoers (Ts & Cs apply) and online pre-registrations are opening soon.
Fancy a trip to Hawaii? Enter our “Pick the Winner” competition on the day and you could be winging your way there!
Simply pick which horse you think will win the Vodafone NZ Derby ®, pop your entry in the corresponding box before entries close and, if your pick wins the race, you’ll go in the draw to win 100,000 Hawaiian Airlines air miles plus three nights’ accommodation at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort.**
Style theme: Black & white (though not compulsory for racegoers or fashion entrants).
- Free parking
- Children under 15 get free general admission
*Timings and details in this listing are subject to change; please refer to the event website for the most up-to-date information. Ellerslie Racecourse is a fully-licensed venue and no BYO alcohol is permitted however picnic lunches, gazebos, umbrellas and rugs are permitted in outdoor, public areas on course.
**Entrants must be aged 18 years+. The winner must be on course & present themselves (with photographic identification) at the Raceday Office within ten minutes of the prize draw otherwise it will be redrawn. Further competition and prize partner Ts & Cs apply.