New Zealand’s most Authentic Melbourne Cup Day Experience

6 November 2023

Forget the work sweepstake, lunch at the local pub or annual trip to the TAB, there’s one way and one way only to celebrate Melbourne Cup Day – by heading to the races!

Despite the ‘race that stops two nations’ taking place a mere 2600km from us Kiwis, we can still enjoy an afternoon of LIVE horse racing.

In the 09? You’re in luck! The Grand Tour is heading to Pukekohe Park this Melbourne Cup Day. Rally the crew, sweet talk the boss into an early knock off and enjoy an afternoon of horse racing in our very own backyard. Come 5pm, turn your attention to the live coverage of the big race – the Lexus Melbourne Cup.

The bad news: The sold sign has gone up for all hospitality tickets. The good news: General admission is completely FREE! 

For those down south, Wingatui racecourse will be the place to be. Think: a raft of hospitality options, fashion in the field competition, high octane racing AND an epic afterparty once the ponies have gone to bed. The scene is set for an unforgettable day on-course. 

Whether you're up for an all inclusive package, or keen to kick back in general admission, Otago Racing Club have the ticket. Sort yours here

Get amongst the most authentic Melbourne Cup Day experiences on offer at Pukekohe Park or Wingatui Racecourse this Tuesday, 7 November. 

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