Boxing Day Races

Ellerslie Boxing Day RacesFriday 26th December
Gates Open 10am
Ellerslie Racecourse

Running for over 150 years, Ellerslie's Boxing Day Races are an institution on Auckland's social calendar.

This event is the beginning of The New Zealand Herald Christmas Carnival and is always a magnificent day of high fashion, entertainment, socialising and premier thoroughbred racing.

Breathe in the excitement of the track as horses thunder past you, dress up and enter Nicolas Feuillatte Fashions in the Field, treat yourself to a day out in one of our premium reserved hospitality locations or do it your way and soak up the oncourse action from a spot on one of the public lawns or at the Ellerslie Infield.

With plenty of free children's entertainment and free general admission for the under 15s, The New Zealand Herald Christmas Carnival Boxing Day Races also offer a fantastic, affordable day out for the family.

Can’t make it on Boxing Day? The action continues on Saturday 28th January and, for the one of the best day’s racing in the country, be at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day.

Gates open at 10.00am. First race runs just before 1pm.

Ellerslie Racecourse | 80 Ascot Avenue | Remuera | Auckland

Visit to purchase tickets and hospitality. Earlybird special – purchase 4 GA tickets for $40 (RRP $80). Available until 5.00pm Monday 22nd December.