29 February & 7 March 2020
Auckland Cup Week®
Vodafone Derby Day
Date Saturday 29 February 2020
The opening day of the Auckland Cup Week® is highlighted by New Zealand’s richest Group I race, the $1 million Vodafone New Zealand Derby® for three-year-old horses.
Vodafone Derby Day provides a spectacular mix of hospitality and entertainment including a live performance from the Jordan Luck Band, the national fashions in the field final – The Ned Prix de Fashion, and free family entertainment, along with a top class racing programme.
The Vodafone New Zealand Derby®, arguably the most prized race in New Zealand, is supported by three other group and listed races with another six in support.
Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day
Date Saturday 7 March 2020
A day to celebrate the iconic 3200m $500,000 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup® and a spectacular racing programme – as well as making a toast to the summer of racing.
In addition to the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup®, the racing menu includes the Group I Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes, for the leading weight-for-age performers, while the country’s leading two-year-olds clash in the Group I Sistema Stakes.