Welcome To
Over 160 years of racing
Ellerslie Racecourse

New Zealand’s premier racing experience is right here at Ellerslie.

Ellerslie has recently returned to racing after a $55m track upgrade.

Ellerslie Racecourse is one of two racetracks governed by Auckland Thoroughbred Racing and is the premier racetrack in New Zealand with racing conducted on its all-new StrathAyr surface.

As the showpiece of New Zealand’s racing industry, Ellerslie plays host to a number of the industry’s most iconic racedays and races including the SkyCity Christmas Carnival and the TAB Karaka Millions. Most notably and new for 2025 is the introduction of Champions Day in March which will not only see the running of the Trackside New Zealand Derby and the historic Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup, but the first running of the $3.5m NZB Kiwi.

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.

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100 Ascot Avenue, Remuera, Auckland

Carpark access: 16 Derby Downs Place, Ellerslie, Auckland

Learn the best way to access the racecourse whether you are coming by private car, taxi, bus or a rideshare service.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does Ellerslie have free carparking?

    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.

  • Why was Ellerslie closed for racing for a period?

    Ellerslie Racecourse was closed for racing for approximately 22 months whilst it underwent a renovation to install a StrathAyr track.  The racecourse returned to racing in early 2024.  To learn more about the project, please view our ‘Keeping Track’ series.

  • How do I become a member?

    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.

  • Help! I’ve lost my ticket. What do I do?

    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.

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