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The New Zealand Herald Boxing Day Races

The New Zealand Herald Boxing Day Races

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  • Fri 26 Dec ’14, 11:00am


Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Ave, Remuera


All Ages


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Running for over 150 years, Ellerslie's Boxing Day Races are an institution. This event is the beginning of The New Zealand Herald Christmas Carnival and is always a brilliant day of high fashion, entertainment, socialising and the very best in thoroughbred racing.

Watch this space for announcements about exciting changes coming to the famous Ellerslie infield!

Fashions in the Field is an event steeped in tradition and makes The New Zealand Herald Christmas Carnival one of the most fashionable racing events in the county. This year, Fashions in the Field will take place in a beautiful marquee on the entrance way to the racecourse.

Children will be kept entertained between races with free children’s entertainment that includes the Tip Top Popsicle Planet, New Zealand Herald Giant Games and Ellerslie Swingball Park.

All bars close shortly after the last race, except Cuvee, which will be open until 8.30pm. Access to Cuvee will be with a Cuvee ticket only. There will be no general admittance to the area after the last race.

Make sure you’re oncourse to join in an Auckland tradition; the Boxing Day Races!

Please note: information on this website is intended as a guide only and is subject to change. For up-to-date information including Raceday terms and conditions, please visit our website.

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