Auckland's great summer celebration.
With an air of excitement in all four corners of the racecourse; high-class thoroughbred racing, hospitality & free family entertainment combines to bring you one of Auckland's favourite occasions - the SkyCity New Year's Day Races.
This is an event where no one misses out on the fun. From a relaxed general admission approach, through to the stylish and lively experience of Cuvée, indoor dining of Silks, your own private function or more - this day has something for everyone.
We're bringing some free activities for the younger ones to enjoy between races on the Newmarket Lawn (all tickets provide access to this area) including a bouncy castle and swing ball games. What's more, if they're under 15 years of age they also get FREE general admission. You can bring your own picnic food, unopened non-alcoholic beverages, umbrella, deck chairs and more to help enjoy your day with in outdoor general admission areas
After the last race, racegoers aged 18+ are welcome to head into Cuvée (Ground floor, Ascot Stand) where our DJ will be playing *.
Please note that times & details are subject to change - please check the event website for the most up-to-date event information, plus details on where picnic lunches are allowed, Early Bird ticket pricing, event accessibility and more. Ellerslie Racecourse is a fully-licensed facility and BYO is not permitted. Free parking. Ticket prices include a 2.5% transaction fee. A separate booking fee of $1.50 per ticket also applies upon purchase.
*(intoxicated persons not permitted or tolerated; dress code applies)