NEWS | Key sponsor renews partnership with Auckland Racing Club

12 Jul 2019
Auckland Thoroughbred Racing

Auckland Racing Club (ARC) 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 continue its’ partnership with Auckland Racing Club for a further four years.


They have secured their role as naming rights sponsor of events including: Christmas at the Races: Presented by Barfoot & Thompson; Barfoot & Thompson Twilight Summer Night; and Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day along with various other races throughout the season.

The sponsorships will align with the celebrations of Barfoot & Thompson’s centenary anniversary, and will mark a decade as naming rights sponsor of Auckland Cup Day in 2023.

Barfoot & Thompson Director, Peter Thompson, says; “As a committed partner of ARC, it is our privilege to continue our relationship for another four years. We look forward to once again being part of what has undoubtedly become a favourite fixture on the summer calendar not just for Aucklanders, but for visitors from throughout New Zealand.”

Paul Wilcox, Chief Executive Officer of Auckland Racing Club & Ellerslie Event Centre, says; “We are delighted to have Barfoot & Thompson extend their partnership with ARC.

“Barfoot & Thompson’s summer racing events continue to be some of the most-anticipated racedays in the season. It is wonderful to have the strong support of the’ ‘world’s best real estate agency*’ behind such fantastic celebrations.”

On Saturday 7 December 2019, Christmas at the Races: Presented by Barfoot & Thompson kicks off the festive season to celebrate the year that was. This race day is part of the popular Christmas at the Races series and a firm favourite for end-of-year parties.

This year’s edition of the Barfoot & Thompson Twilight Summer Night is happening on the evening of Thursday 12 December. With racing taking place as the sun goes down, followed by an on-site after-party, this crowd favourite is always an early sell-out.

New Zealand’s most richest & most glamourous racing carnival – Auckland Cup Week – culminates with Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day on Saturday 7 2020 – an event for all Aucklanders, it features the very best in racing, fashion, hospitality & entertainment.

* In 2018, Barfoot & Thompson was named Best Real Estate company in the World at the acclaimed International Property Awards in London

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