Saturday 2 March

Trackside Derby Day

The kick-off to Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Week 2024, get set to frock-up, rock-up and cheer yourself hoarse.

It’s your chance to witness some of NZ’s best horses & jockeys vie for sporting glory in the $1m Trackside New Zealand Derby and, with a host of black-type races run in support, the racing is top tier.

Add to that the national fashions in the field final, The Ned Prix de Fashion, an array of quality hospitality options to choose from, free children’s entertainment, as well as music and more from the team behind The Grand Tour Racing Festival and the opening day of New Zealand’s richest racing carnival will be one you’ll not want to miss.

Kiwi legends, Zed, will round off the day at our official on-site afterparty so you’re going to want to stick around!

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Saturday 9 March

Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day

The big race, the great day and one final hurrah to one incredible summer of racing.

Featuring the $500,000 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup, the Group 1 Sistema Stakes, the Group 1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes, a fashion competition PLUS a host of other races & entertainment in support, Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day delivers a buzz like nothing else.

​Add to this good people, chic marquees, delicious food, the hunt for a winner, music & more from the team behind The Grand Tour Racing Festival including an on-site afterparty complete with The Black Seeds (yes, you read that right!) PLUS a gorgeous March day and you’ve got a buzz like nowhere else.

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