Grant Plumbing Daffodil Raceday

Spring Racing is always a delight but what better way to celebrate the start of the Wellington Racing Club season than teaming up with Wellington's Cancer Society for Daffodil Day.

With $5 donated from every Terrace Restaurant ticket sold and fundraising activities on-course, join us to contribute to this great cause.

Along with Premier Racing, get set in your best spring racing outfit to enjoy a great day’s hospitality at Wellington Races. 

wear yellow

Daffodil Day Wear Yellow


First race: Scheduled 12.52 pm

Last race: Scheduled 4.54 pm

Number of Races: 8

Gates open: 11.45 am

Race program and times click


(*initial race timing schedule is normally available approx 4 weeks from the event however final timings are not confirmed until the Wednesday of the week of the event. We apologise for any inconvenience) 


The $70 000, Group Three
Grant Plumbing Thompson Handicap over 1600m

The $50 000, Listed Race
Anuka Smoker Wellesley Stakes over 1000m 

For a listing of previous winners and connections click here

Featuring Horse


Bring together the whole family to enjoy the thrill of spring racing. 

There will be lots of FREE activities for you to enjoy on the day:

  1. Watch the horse racing
  2. Meet famous jockeys and get their autographs
  3. Enter the colouring competition - its judged by a jockey
  4. Wear your favourite fancy dress outfit and enter the Great Daffodil Obstacle Race – it’s actually on the Racetrack!
  5. Visit the animals in the Rural Trading Post Spring Petting Zoo
  6. Mitre 10 Green Fingers Gardening Clinic
  7. Bouncy Castle
  8. Giant Jenga and more!

 WIN great PRIZES!

Daffodil Raceday Kids

The Great Daffodil Obstacle Race

On the day there will be an extra special race - the Great Daffodil Obstacle Race! Dress in your favourite fancy dress outfit (extra points for daffodils) and get ready to sprint on the actual racetrack!

Enter on the day or email your name and age to 

Enter the Colouring Competition

Download the Daffodil Raceday colouring competition here

Create your masterpiece

Bring it along on Raceday

Judged by a jockey - the best pictures will win some great prizes!



General Admission $10 

17 and under Free when accompanied by an adult


Be a Member for a Day (Members Stand access) $15

Members Stand tickets can be purchased for $15 each. 
Tickets purchased prior to race day include gate entry. Tickets can also be purchased on the day from the Raceday office but do not include gate entry.

Members Stand dress standards 




A Reminder that the WRC membership season is from August through to July. If not already renewed, or for new members, please click HERE or contact the office on 04 528 9611  


A Member on course could win $50 000! But you must be here to win! 

Find out more 


A $10 punters Club will be operating on races 3 through to the second to last race. Tickets will be available from the race day office and various totes around the course. A great way to have a little flutter without having to study the form. 

Daffodil Raceday Wellington

Terrace Restaurant Dining

Level 1, Members Stand with first class views over the Birdcage and the track

 Trentham’s terraced, premier restaurant gives you a stunning outlook and provides the perfect seat to experience the magic of racing. A Premier Buffet will showcase our Chef’s expertise as they treat you to the styles of Trentham.


Your day at Wellington Races includes:

  • Course admission
  • Racebook and pen for each guest 
  • Your reserved seat and table for guests in the precedence of the Terrace Restaurant
  • Access to the Members Stand** and Members car parking
  • A reserved table for you and your guests
  • An entrée served to your table
  • Premier Buffet main course and dessert
  • Afternoon tea served to your table
  • Beverage service to your table (beverages not included in ticket price)
  • Dedicated host
  • Access to the Members Stand betting facilities 

To book please contact:
04 528 9611


$95.00 per person

Premier Buffet

Note: Wellington Racing Club Members may purchase up to two tickets at $80 pp

Credit card fees will apply

 ** Members Stand dress standards apply

Terrace Restaurant


Level 3, Members Stand with the best views in the house

Great for businesses, friends, sports groups or just for a spectacular day at the races. What better way to entertain with ceiling to floor windows, a Corporate Box provides the most sought after sporting views on offer. 

Your day at Wellington Races includes:

  • Course admission
  • Your exclusive Corporate Box for a minimum 15 guests (to a maximum of 70) set with tables, chairs and bar-leaners. Lift access available.
  • Premier Buffet style luncheon with dessert and afternoon tea
  • Access to the Members** facilities at Trentham
  • Access to members carparking located off Racecourse Road for your guests
  • Racebook and pen for each guest
  • TAB television screens inside your Box
  • Extensive beverage service available (beverages not included in price)
  • TAB Betting facilities plus toilets located via the foyer outside your exclusive Corporate Box

To book please contact:

04 528 9611



$95.00 per person

Premier Buffet

Menu upgrades available

Note: Minimum booking is for 15 guests.

Credit card fees will apply

 ** Members Stand dress standards apply

Corporate Box



Located within the Members Stand

Casual Dining on the first level of the Members stand (via the Wellington Room) for only $40 per person. 
Please note you must have access to the members stand

THE WINNING POST KIOSK: Ground Floor Members Stand. Outside seating and open to the public

Barista coffee and cafe style menu

THE VINES CAFE & BAR: Ground Floor Public Stand

Cafe style food plus your favourite Hot Dogs, chips, sandwiches etc

TELFORD CAFE & BAR: Located Ground Floor Members Stand (South end)

Cafe style food plus your favourite Hot Dogs, chips, sandwiches etc. 
Please note you must have access to the members stand

WELLINGTON ROOM & CASTLETOWN CAFE: Located First Floor Members Stand (South end)

Bar facilities and Cafe style food available.
Please note you must have access to the members stand

THE MILLING FLOOR: Located 2nd Floor Members Stand

Open for our Members with excellent access to the top level of the stand.



By train

Leaving central Wellington every 30 minutes (5 minutes past and 35 minutes past the hour), approx time from City to Trentham is 40 mins. Return trains to Wellington from Trentham also leave at 5 minutes past and 35 minutes past the hour.Click here for Metlink timetables.
All trains will be stopping at departing from the western platform at Trentham (Ararino Street). Access to the course is available via the overbridge (North of the station) or via the pedestrian link to the south in line with Camp St, Granville Street, then along Racecourse Road.

By car

Trentham Racecourse is located on Racecourse Road. Public parking is available on Racecourse Road and surrounding areas. Members, Owners, Jockeys & Trainers are invited to park in the Leger Car Park at the Northern end of the course (100m past the turnstiles on Racecourse Road. Click here for Google Maps

Race Program is still to be confirmed

For more information please call us on 04 528 9611


*For our terms & conditions please Click Here