Wellington Cup Carnival 2023: Your Guide

12 January 2023

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.

Telegraph Day - Saturday 14 January 

As far as top-class racing goes, it doesn't get much better than Telegraph Day. Featuring not one, not two (or three or four) but FIVE feature races, headlined by the Group 1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph, get up close to some of New Zealand’s most elite thoroughbreds and rub shoulders with the industry’s finest.

With FREE general admission (which will also gain you access to The Grand Tour festival zone) and members passes available for $30, witnessing thoroughbred racing at the top level has never been so easy!  

Gates open: 11.20am

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Clubs NZ Remembrance Raceday - Saturday 21 January 

Think jandals, sunhats and picnic blankets - a day to kick back with the family and enjoy summer racing at its finest. 

Pack a chilly bin, pitch yourself a base for the day and enjoy a good old-fashioned day at the races with FREE general admission. If you're feeling fancy, get yourself a ticket to the Members Lounge or indulge in a three-course meal in the Desert Gold Restaurant. 

Gates open: 11.25am 

More details here.

NZCIS Wellington Cup Day - Saturday 28 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. Think: stunning hospitality, live music, craft beer village, Alchemist Mixology outdoor cocktail lounge, fashion in the field, Group 1 racing, it’s all happening this Wellington Cup Day.

A general admission ticket will set you back $50 and will see you partying it up in The Grand Tour festival zone, enjoying a cold one in the Brewtown Craft Beer Village, dancing the afternoon away to the beats of DJ Viper, strutting your stuff in Fashion in the Field or kicking back on the public lawn and watching thoroughbred racing at the highest level. 

The full stop to an unmissable carnival, see out the Wellington Cup Carnival in style.

Gates open: 11.25am

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