Ellerslie is currently closed for a track renovation, but will return to the scene in early 2024.
Ellerslie Racecourse is one of two racetracks governed by Auckland Thoroughbred Racing, and is the premier racetrack in New Zealand. Ellerslie has been closed for the 2022/23 season and the early part of the 2023/24 season due to a track renovation which will see a StrathAyr track installed. Ellerslie will return to racing in early 2024.
As the showpiece of the New Zealand racing industry, Ellerslie plays host to a number of the industry’s most iconic racedays including the Boxing Day Races, the TAB Karaka Millions, Derby Day and the historic Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day.
With an incomparable mix of entertainment, hospitality, food, fashion and the thrill of thoroughbred horse racing, racedays at Ellerslie offer the chance to get together and enjoy a day out like no other.
Yes, Ellerslie Racecourse has plenty of free, unrestricted carparking located in the infield. Please use 16 Derby Downs Place, Ellerslie to enter the infield of the racecourse via the underpass.
Carparking is first-in, first-served and, once parked, you can then enter the racecourse through the pedestrian underpass.
Note: this entrance isn’t wheelchair accessible. Please use 100 Ascot Avenue, Remuera should you require full accessible parking and access to the racecourse.
Ellerslie Racecourse is currently undergoing a track renovation to install a StrathAyr track. The return to racing is expected in early 2024. To learn more about the project, please view our ‘Keeping Track’ series.
Ellerslie Racecourse is one of two racecourses governed by Auckland Thoroughbred Racing Inc. If you’re interested in becoming a member to access exclusive benefits, please click here.
Please reach out to [email protected] with the raceday and hospitality area in question, the name the ticket was booked under and your email address and we’ll have those resent to you. Note: all of our tickets are e-tickets.