Wellington Cup Carnival 2021: Your (Race)day-by-day Breakdown

Caitlin O'Sullivan
13 January 2021

Racing, hospitality, and fashion – NZCIS Wellington Cup Carnival hits the winning trifecta! A highlight on the social calendar of Wellingtonians (and those further afar!), here’s your (race)day-by-day breakdown.

Group 1 Glory Day - Saturday 16 January 

As far as top-class racing goes, it doesn't get much better than Group 1 Glory Day. Featuring the Group 1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph and Group 1 Devan Plastics Levin Classic, get up close to some of the country's most elite thoroughbreds and watch history be written. 

With general admission tickets on offer for $10 and member for a day tickets $20, witnessing thoroughbred racing at the top level has never been so easy!  

Gates open: 11am

First race: 12.45pm 

Find out more here

Clubs NZ Family Day - Saturday 23 January 

Think jandals, sunhats and picnic blankets - as the name suggests, 23 January provides the perfect opportunity to kick back with the family and enjoy summer racing at its finest. There'll be a circus of children's entertainment on offer (read: you'll be left in peace to enjoy the racing and a beverage or two...), including a petting zoo, face painting, pony rides and kids’ fashion in the field competition. What's more: children under 17-years will enjoy free entry! 

Pack a chilly bin, pitch yourself a base for the day and enjoy a good old-fashioned relaxed day at the races. A general admission ticket will set you back $10 and a member for a day ticket $20.

Gates open: 10.30am 

First race: 12.27pm 

Find out more here

NZCIS Wellington Cup Day - Saturday 30 January 

As Wellington Racing Club puts it themselves, there's no party like it - and we'll vouch for that too! A day where there is something for anyone and everyone; stunning hospitality, live music, craft beer village, fashion in the field, Group 1 racing, it’s all happening this Wellington Cup Day.

Word to the wise: Super early bird tickets are available until this Friday! Be sure to grab a $20 general admission or $70 member for a day ticket before the prices go up. If it’s hospitality you’re after, six of the hospitality areas on offer are now sold out. Don’t go leaving your run too late!

Gates open: 10.30am

First race: 12.20pm

Find out more here

For more summer racing events, head to loveracing.nz/summer.

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