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SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup

SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup

Sat 16 December 2017 | All Ages

Join us for Waikato Racing Club's premier Raceday - the SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup, featuring the GR II Cal Isuzu Stakes, GR III SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup and the GR III JSWAP contractors sprint. Live entertainment and performances, free kids entertainment, food and public bars.

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Gates open 10:30am

First Race: 12:13pm

Last Race: 4:59pm


The SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup is Waikato's premier Raceday! With hospitality options to suit your group, and early bird General Admission Tickets for just $15, we have something for everyone. Perfect for your end of year corporate function or just to catch up with family and friends for the festive season. Live entertainment, fantastic racing and fashion in the fields will make up Cup Day at Te Rapa Racecourse!


Important Information for Saturday 16 December


MAIN FEATURES:

  • All day entertainment
  • 2 Group Races
  • 1 Listed Race
  • 9 Race Card
  • Live Entertainment and Performances
  • SKYCITY Hamilton Fashions in the Field
  • Big Screen Viewing and much, much more!


PACKAGES:

General Admission

Enjoy Waikato's premier Raceday from just $20 or $15 early bird if purchased before midnight 1st December 2017. Enjoy all the action from the public lawn and grandstand, with access to food vendors, public bars and big screen viewing.

Steeds & Melodies (Premium GA) - R18

This year we are excited to present the Steeds & Melodies Party Zone! Come along to the Waikato Cup day and enjoy this premium GA package with entertainment from Coupe de Ville, Coral & DJ Jake Osbourne. With pristine viewing of the home straight so you can experience the horses thundering past, access to awesome food trucks, bar and tote facilities, this is the place to be this cup day! This is the only zone on course where the fun continues after the last race till 7pm.

$25pp early bird & $35pp after early bird has sold out!

Home Straight Gazebo Sites $350 per front row site $250 per rear row sites - All new closer to the finish line! [SOLD OUT]

Grab your own patch of lawn for the quintessential kiwi get together. Secure your 6x6 m reserved site, put up the gazebo, pack a picnic or dust off the BBQ and enjoy all the racing action the day has to offer. Access to bet and collect facilities, public bar, and food vendors.

N.B. Does not include course admission or racebooks. Only gazebo's or shelters without sides can be erected so as not to impede viewing for other site holders. Multiple sites purchased will be located together. Set up of your gazebo site will be required to be completed by 9:30am on the day.

The Garden Bar - $145pp

A reserved outdoor table and umbrella for 8 persons, located in our exclusive garden bar on the home straight. Premier viewing of the birdcage and fashion in the fields. Package includes course admission, race book and pen, WildTribe Caterings famous sliders and loaded fries and standard beverage package with access to bet and collect facilities.

NB: There is no wet weather alternative for this package. Reserved seating in tables of 8. Multiple tables can be purchased with guaranteed placement next to each other. If purchasing less than 8 tickets you may be required to share a table.

The Terraces - $180pp [SOLD OUT]

The popular outdoor terraces are great for end of year gatherings or a festive get together with friends. Located outside, but under cover in the grandstand, your package includes course entry, racebook and pen, delicious buffet lunch and standard beverage package, access to bet and collect facilities and views across the track.

NB: Reserved seating in tables of 10. Multiple tables can be purchased with guaranteed placement next to each other. If purchasing less than 10 tickets you may be required to share a table.

The Mezzanine - $180pp [SOLD OUT]

For the retro racing experience, you can't go past The Mezzanine, located indoors, with grandstand access, your package includes course entry, race book and pen, buffet lunch and standard beverage package, access to bet and collect facilities and views across the track.

NB: Reserved seating in tables of 10. Multiple tables can be purchased with guaranteed placement next to each other. If purchasing less than 10 tickets you may be required to share a table.

The Lodge Northern Lawn Marquee Village - $160 pp

Enjoy all the atmosphere of the raceday from your dedicated marquee. Perfect for corporates or just gather a group of friends and family and enjoy Waikato's premier raceday. Located on the raised Northern Lawn with views over the birdcage and down the home straight. With access to bet and collect facilities, buffet luncheon and access to cash bar facilities.

Note: Marquees must be purchased for 10 or more people. If you have any queries, please inquire within 07 849 8803.

The Royale Room - $250pp

Enjoy a premium SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup experience from the exclusive surroundings of the Royale Room. Package includes course admission, racebook and pen, reserved tables for 10 persons, elegant lunch and beverage package for the duration of racing, access to bet and collect facilities, private patio setting adjacent to the birdcage and prime viewing of the SKYCITY Hamilton Fashion in the fields showcase.

Top of the Track -$250pp [SOLD OUT]

Enjoy a premium experience from the exclusive surroundings of The Fosters Lounge. This lounge is newly refurbished on the top floor of the main grandstand with sweeping views across the track. Package includes course admission, racebook and pen, reserved tables for 10 persons, elegant buffet lunch and beverage package for the duration of racing, access to bet and collect facilities.

NB: Reserved seating in tables of 10. Multiple tables can be purchased with guaranteed placement next to each other. If purchasing less than 10 tickets you may be required to share a table.


PLEASE NOTE:

  • If you have any dietary requirements you must let us know at the time of booking.
  • All areas with all-inclusive beverage packages are R18.
  • All inclusive beverage packages will begin 1/2 an hour before the first race and concludes at the beginning of the last race. Maximum of 5 hours.
  • Te Rapa Racecouse has a no BYO Alcohol Policy and you may be asked by security to check bags upon arrival. You must be 18+ yrs to purchase alcoholic beverages, please do not be offended if you are asked for ID.
SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup Fashion in the Fields

SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup Fashion in the Fields

Sat 16 December 2017 | All Ages

SKYCITY Hamilton are proud to bring you Fashion in the Fields at the Waikato Cup on Saturday 16th December 2017. If you have a passion for fashion or love strutting your stuff up on stage then this is the competition for you. With a lineup of high profile judges, an array of high end prizes from a range of fantastic sponsors and the opportunity to gain entry to the Viva Prix De Fashion at Derby Day at Ellerslie on Saturday 3rd March 2018.

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SKYCITY Hamilton are proud to bring you Fashion in the Fields at the Waikato Cup on Saturday 16th December 2017.

 If you have a passion for fashion or love strutting your stuff up on stage then this is the competition for you. With a lineup of high profile judges, an array of high end prizes from a range of fantastic sponsors and the opportunity to gain entry to the Viva Prix De Fashion at Derby Day at Ellerslie on Saturday 3rd March 2018.

Categories include:

  • Ladieswear
  • Menswear
  • Headwear

Major prize (provided by SKYCITY Hamilton):

  • X2 nights’ accommodation at the SKYCITY Grand in a Premium Luxury King Suite for 2, plus valet parking valued at up to $1578
  • $500 SKYCITY Auckland gift voucher which can be used at any bar or restaurant or the Skytower
  • $250 East Day Spa gift voucher

Judges:  

  • Bridgette O’Sullivan
  • Jamie Barakat
  • Brodie Retallick


Registration here


Note: Times will be confirmed 1 week prior to the event

Christmas at the Races

Christmas at the Races

Sat 23 December 2017 | All Ages

If you're looking for a relaxed atmosphere, Saturday 23 December is your chance to kick back and unwind with good food, good company and exciting thoroughbred action to celebrate and catch up with friends and family for Christmas!

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If you're looking for a relaxed atmosphere, Saturday 23 December is your chance to kick back and unwind with good food, good company and exciting thoroughbred action to celebrate and catch up with friends and family for Christmas!


PACKAGES:

General Admission

Adults $10, Children (aged 17 and under) free entry

Christmas on the Lawn - $160 per group

Reserve yourself an outdoor picnic/BBQ table and umbrella for up to eight people, located on the lawn by the home straight close to the Winning Post and the Birdcage.

Bring your friends and family and enjoy the day!

Note: This package is to reserve a table and umbrella only. All food and beverage will be available to purchase. This package does not include course admission and racebooks. There is no wet weather alternative for this package. If multiple tables are purchased we can guarantee placement next to each other.

Christmas Down Under Southern Sites - $350 (front) $250 (rear)

Purchase some Christmas real estate and build your own party venue. Bring your own food for the traditional kiwi celebration, kick back and watch all the racing action from your dedicated piece of turf.

Your package includes:

  • Dedicated reserved 6x6m area of grass located adjacent to the track for your own gazebo or picnic set up
  • Access to TAB facilities within the area
  • Access to cash bar
  • Access to delicious food trucks, alternatively BYO food, BBQ and non-alcoholic beverages.

Cost

$350 per front row 6x6m Site or $250 per rear row 6x6m site.

Package does not include course admission at $10 per person.

Note: Only gazebo structures and/or umbrellas are permitted in this area to not obstruct views for others. Multiple sites can be purchased with guaranteed placement next to each other. There will be no access for external catering firms to the sites on the event day.

Santa's Lounge - $250

Enjoy a premium experience from the exclusive surroundings of The Fosters Lounge. This lounge is newly refurbished on the top floor of the main grandstand with sweeping views across the track. Package includes course admission, racebook and pen, reserved tables for 10 persons, elegant buffet lunch and beverage package for the duration of racing, access to bet and collect facilities.

NB: Reserved seating in tables of 10. Multiple tables can be purchased with guaranteed placement next to each other. If purchasing less than 10 tickets you may be required to share a table.


PLEASE NOTE:

  • All areas with all inclusive beverage packages are R18.
  • All inclusive beverage packages will begin 1/2 an hour before the first race and concludes at the beginning of the last race. Maximum of 5 hours.
  • Te Rapa Racecouse has a no BYO Alcohol Policy and you may be asked by security to check bags upon arrival. You must be 18+ yrs to purchase alcoholic beverages, please do not be offended if you are asked for ID.
Waikato Guineas Day

Waikato Guineas Day

Tues 6th February 2018 | All Ages

What are your plans this Waitangi Day? Come along to Te Rapa for Waikato Guineas Day featuring the Warren Storm Lifebrokers Waikato Guineas. Come along for a premium experience or relax out on our front lawn in the sun.

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The Fosters Lounge’ - $100

If you wish to enjoy a premium race day experience, then this is the lounge for you.

Situated on Level 3 the stylish lounge offers a high level of comfort with floor to ceiling windows and includes 2 private decks. You will get prime viewing of horses parading, views across the track and winning post.

The package includes a scrumptious 3 course buffet lunch, racebook and pen.

Groups of 10 are guaranteed reserved seating and tables located next to each other. Smaller groups or individuals will have reserved seating on café tables. Sharing of tables may be required.

NOTE: The beverage package begins ½ an hour before the 1st race and concludes at the beginning of the last race.

Ladies Day

Ladies Day

Sat 10th February 2018 | All Ages

Ladies & Gents join us for a fabulous day of racing, fashion, entertainment, pop up stalls, live music till late and so much more. Think hats, bags, dresses and silks, ladies it's your time to shine. Featuring some of NZ's best horses thundering down the track in the GR I BCD Group Sprint, GR I Herbie Dyke Stakes, GR II Cambridge Stud Sir Tristram Fillies Classic & other supporting races. Gather your friends and family and come along for a fantastic mid summers day.

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Ladies Day 2018 is Hamilton's most Glamorous Event to have in your calendar. With hospitality options available for corporate hosting, a day to dress up & go out with the girls or just to catch up with family and friends for a summer's day of premier thoroughbred racing and entertainment.

MAIN FEATURES:

• 3 Group Races

• 9 Race Card

• Live Entertainment and Performances till late

• Pop up stalls from some of Waikato's best boutique stores

• Style Stakes (Fashion & Fun on Stage) in the Ladies & Co Lounge

NOTE: The Te Rapa Racecouse has a no BYO Alcohol Policy and you may be asked by security to check bags upon arrival. You must be 18+ yrs to purchase alcoholic beverages, please do not be offended if you are asked for ID

 

Ticket Types:

 

General Admission 

Enjoy a Premier race day from $10.00. Enjoy all the action from the public lawn and grandstand, with access to betting facilities, public bar and kid’s entertainment.

Table on the Lawn - $80 per table

Reserve yourself an outdoor table and umbrella for 6-8 persons, located on the lawn in the home straight close to the finish line. Bring your friends, pack a picnic and enjoy the day. Access to betting facilities and cash bar.

NB: Does not include course admission and racebooks. There is no wet weather alternative for this package.

Ladies & Co Lounge - $80 per person

Ladies and Gents dress in your finery and be part of this exclusive lounge and make this day special. Situated in the Colours Room on the ground floor next to the birdcage this is the place to be.

Ticket price includes:

  • Glass of Bubbles on Entry
  • Light Buffett Lunch
  • Course Entry and Racebook

Featuring:

  • Pop up stalls from some of Waikato’s best boutique stores
  • Style Stakes for the ladies (Fashion & Fun on Stage)
  • Live Entertainment till 8pm
  • Spot prizes

Be part of the fun and purchase your tickets now.

‘The Fosters Lounge’ - $250

If you wish to enjoy a premium race day experience then this is the lounge for you.

Situated on Level 3 the stylish lounge offers a high level of comfort with floor to ceiling windows and includes 2 private decks. You will get prime viewing of horses parading, views across the track and winning post.

The package includes a scrumptious 3 course buffet lunch and premium beverage package that has a good selection of wines, premium and standard beers, low alcohol beers and non- alcoholic selections.

Groups of 10 are guaranteed reserved seating and tables located to next to each other. Smaller groups or individuals will have reserved seating on café tables. Sharing of tables may be required.

Each guest will receive a racebook and pen and have access to bet and collect facilities.

NOTE: The beverage package begins ½ an hour before the 1st race and concludes at the beginning of the last race.

 

Race Meetings

Lisa Chittick Foxbridge Plate

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Mid Week Meeting

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Red Cross Raceday

Friday, 06 October 2017

Labour Day - Sarten Memorial Stakes GR II

Monday, 23 October 2017

Distinction Hamilton Hotel Punters Challenge

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Cambridge Jockey Club Meeting

Sunday, 26 November 2017

SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Te Rapa Christmas at the Races

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Family Fun Raceday

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Waikato Guineas

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Ladies Day

Saturday, 10 February 2018

WRC Raceday

Saturday 14th April 2018

Cambridge Jockey Club Meeting

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Punters Challenge

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Jumps Day

Saturday, 19 May 2018

WRC Raceday

Wednesday 30 May 2018

McGregor Grant Steeplechase Day (ARC)

Sunday, 3rd June 2018

Farmlands Hautapu - "WRC Members Race Day"

Saturday, 09 June 2018

True Colours Children's Health Trust Race Day

Saturday, 07 July 2018

WRC Raceday

Saturday, 21 July 2018

For the full calendar please refer to nzracing.co.nz