Trackside Derby Day Fashion

Goodbye virtuals, hello runway!

We are very excited to welcome New Zealand's biggest day of racing fashion back to Ellerslie in 2024

Derby Day is the glamour day of Auckland Cup Week and those with an eye for fashion can finally hit the catwalk again in the Godavari Diamonds Fashion Qualifiers for one last chance to qualify for The Ned Prix de Fashion, the national fashions in the field final.  We’re thrilled to announce that Godavari Diamonds are partnering with us, providing a $1000 voucher to each of the four female winners.

These four lucky ladies will also receive automatic entry into the regional final of The Ned Prix de Fashion which is held later in the day.

You can choose whether you wish to wear the traditional Derby Day colours of black &/or white OR go full colour –  judges will not mark down anyone in colour.


Entering on the day is easy

Just visit our booth located on the Fashion Lawn (keep an eye out for the fashion signs) and fill in a registration form. You’ll then be given instructions as to when to present to the stage for your heat. The registration booth will open at 11am and you need to have entered before 1pm.


Meet the Judges

Hannah Marinkovich

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Carena West

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Aleisha Mitchell

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Lulu Wilcox

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Sarah Stuart

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Justine Seabrook

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The prizes

  • Godavari Diamonds Fashion Qualifer Winners

    Each of the four winners on the day will receive: 

    • A $1000 voucher from Godavari Diamonds
    • A magnum of wine courtesy of The Ned
    • A Regional Finalist spot into New Zealand’s national fashions in the field final, The Ned Prix de Fashion


Our thanks to

About our sponsor

Godavari Diamonds

Godavari is a diamond brand founded on the principles of sustainable luxury, mindful design and bespoke craftsmanship. We’re thrilled to have Godavari Diamonds partner with us this Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Week.

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