Auckland Thoroughbred Racing (ATR) is thrilled to announce that major partner, Barfoot & Thompson, has renewed its’ commitment to their iconic raceday portfolio.
Barfoot & Thompson has recently confirmed that it will extend its partnership with ATR until December 2025 securing their role as naming rights sponsor of events including Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Week (encompassing 2 & 9 March 2024), Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day (9 March 2024) and Barfoot & Thompson Twilight Summer Night (December 2024); along with various other races.
Barfoot & Thompson celebrated their centenary anniversary oncourse at Ellerslie Racecourse in March 2023, and have been a partner of the Club for over a decade.
Barfoot & Thompson Managing Director, Peter Thompson, says: “The relationship we have with ATR is one we value, and we are thrilled to be able to continue our support for this long-standing and highly-regarded Auckland institution.
“A key focus for our company is to give back, and make the communities where we live, work and play better places to be. Without a doubt ATR brings colour, excitement and vibrancy to the mix – we thoroughly enjoy being a part of the action, and lending our name to events that stand out as highlights on the city’s sporting calendar.”
Paul Wilcox, Chief Executive Officer of Auckland Thoroughbred Racing, says, “We are delighted to have Barfoot & Thompson extend their partnership with ATR.”
“Barfoot & Thompson have been an important part of the ATR ‘stable’ for over a decade and to continue our association with such an integral business in Auckland’s real estate, sport partnership and community sectors is really pleasing.
“The Barfoot & Thompson teams’ support of and enthusiasm for racing in Auckland is unmatched and we’re grateful for their patience whilst we’ve navigated Ellerslie’s closure due to our track upgrade.
“Barfoot & Thompson’s summer racing events are some of the most-anticipated racedays in the season and we’re thrilled to welcome them back to Ellerslie in 2024.”
New Zealand’s most glamourous racing carnival – Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Week – culminates with Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day on Saturday, 9 March 2024 – an event for all Aucklanders, it features the very best in racing, fashion, hospitality & entertainment.
The 2024 festive season will kick off with Barfoot & Thompson Twilight Summer Night. This raceday is a firm favourite for end-of-year parties and gives Aucklander’s a chance to celebrate the year that was.
For more information on ATR’s 2023/24 raceday calendar, the track upgrade or to purchase tickets visit aucklandracing.co.nz.