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Wellington R.C.Clubs & Courses Index
Home of one of New Zealand’s biggest thoroughbred race days, Trentham is an iconic Thoroughbred Racing venue in New Zealand. The course is located 30 minutes drive from Wellington, New Zealand’s Capital City, and the course is used for premier quality racing from October to July each season. The track itself is recognised by trainers and jockeys worldwide as offering top class racing and the term ’Champagne Turf’ was coined by a past CEO to describe the immaculate presentation of the track over the Wellington Cup Carnival every January. The Members Stand offers Wellington Racing Club Members superb facilities on race days while the historic Public Stand is often packed to capacity for its views of the Wellington Cup and Wellington Steeplechase. One unique feature of Trentham is the ’Figure 8’ Steeplechase Course, which offers a spectacle second to none in New Zealand Jumps Racing.
Owners’, Members & Officials are permitted to park in the Leger Carpark on all race days subject to space and the Forecourt Carpark when available. Entry is via Racecourse Road. There is ample Public Parking available on Racecourse Road and surrounding areas. The centre of the course is open for parking on Wellington Cup Day.
Dining options from Café Style to Three Course Meals are available on all race days. Call 04 528 9611 to make bookings in the Terrace Restaurant with reserved tables overlooking the track that make for a sensational day at the races.
Corporate Boxes offer guests an outstanding day at the races with spectacular views, privacy and packages to suit individual desires. Call 04 528 9611 for more information.
- Premier $175 per season (includes Guest Pass and access to Wellington Cup day)
- Full $100 per season (includes Guest Pass however excludes Wellington Cup day)
- Gold $500 per season (plus $250 for guest Pass)
- Young Members (18 – 30 year olds) $75 (single pass only including access to Wellington Cup Day)
- Sign up on-line at www.wellingtonracing.co.nz
Dress Regulations (Members Stand):
Gentlemen – The minimum standard is smart casual. Dress jeans & collared shirt are permitted. Ripped or torn jeans, track pants, shorts, running shoes, jandals, T-shirts and singlets are not permitted.
Ladies – Ladies are expected to maintain a suitable standard in keeping with the dignity of the Members’ Stand.
Click here to view the RACE BYO Policy
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Wellington Cup Carnival
Run over three Saturdays in the height of summer, Wellington Cup Carnival is the greatest showcase of Thoroughbred Racing. From racing, to fashion, fine hospitality and live music there’s something for everyone and the atmosphere is electric!
Classic Day kicks of the carnival with a day of sophisticated indulgence and one for all true racegoers. This landmark day features the Group 1, Levin Classic. The official flower of the day is the Cornflower.
The jewel of the racing calendar, the running of the Wellington Cup is accompanied by Group 1 racing making Wellington Cup Day the ultimate for racing purists, socialites and those just looking to enjoy Wellingtons biggest summer celebration – there’s no party like it!
Family Day swaps fascinators for sunhats and heels for jandals. With loads of free activities for the kids, it’s the perfect opportunity for adults to sit back, relax on the Trentham Lawn and have a flutter.
Christmas at the Races
Whether your organising your end of year work party or get together with friends there’s a huge array of options to celebrate the festive season in style. With the running of the Group 1, Captain Cook Stakes amongst the festivities it's a thrilling day all round.
NZ Oaks Day
The Champagne Turf holds Wellingtons biggest ‘racing day’ with 5 Black Types on the cards. Headlined by New Zealand’s finest fillies gracing the track for ‘The Oaks’, this March raceday is a firm favourite for the purists. Timing in with St Patrick’s and traditionally Ladies Day there’s plenty more than racing to make this one of sporting’s finest!
Check out www.wellingtonracing.co.nz for details