SkyCity New Year's Day Races

  • 1 January 2025
  • Ellerslie Racecourse
SkyCity New Year's Day Races


A space for those seeking a stylish & lively New Years' Day, Cuvée is one of the most-coveted areas oncourse

Ellerslie Racecourse



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Including a gourmet food & beverage package, this is an effortlessly easy entertaining option for groups of friends, clients or colleagues.

A contemporary & modern space, located right in the heart of the day’s racing. Get a great view of the horses as they parade before you in the neighbouring birdcage before they flash past the winning post directly opposite. This (covered) outdoor location is as close as you’ll get to the victories of the winning post and the energy as the field returns to scale is unmatched.

Uninterrupted views of the super screen also ensure you won’t miss a second of the big races and entertainment during the day.​


Package includes:

  • Drink on arrival (Bloody Mary or Mimosa)
  • Breads & dips, served to the table
  • A superb buffet-style lunch especially designed by ATR Executive Chef Paul Barrett and incorporating the finest in New Zealand fare
  • Petit fours served to your table, sharing style
  • Gourmet mini wagyu beef pies, served to your table to finish off the day
  • Cash bar featuring Champagne, selected standard & premium still & sparkling wines, local & imported beers, spirits & non-alcoholic beverages
  • Pre-allocated, reserved seats at tables of 10
  • Racecourse and Cuvée admission, including a racebook
  • Access to betting facilities within the precinct
  • Live racing coverage also broadcast within Cuvée.


Please note:

  • Seating is in tables of 10.  If less than 10 tickets are purchased, you may be required to share your table with others.

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