Saturday 30 January 2021

There's no party like it!

Wellington’s greatest party and your must-do event for the summer.

Join the electric atmosphere on the public lawn, dance front stage at The Edge Festival Zone or be treated like royalty in hospitality. Whichever your Cup Day style, get ready to be wrapped up in the glamour and spectacle of the country's most dramatic sporting event.      

Cup Day showcases the finest display of horses, trainers and jockeys in thoroughbred racing including the hugely anticipated NZCIS Wellington Cup race itself. 

Adding to the magic of racing and show stopping fashion there’s plenty more to keep you entertained! 


The edge Festival Zone featuring Stan Walker + Ladi-6 + more!

Brewtown Craft Beer Village

George FM Groove Garden

Queensgate Fashion in the Field supported by Rydges Wellington



Experience the ultimate party and upgrade your Cup Day by booking a reserved seat in a hospitality package.

All hospitality packages include course admission, a seat for the day, water, racebook and pens and dedicated betting facilities, bar facilities, security and hosts. Your ticket also provides access to The Edge Festival Zone, featuring Stan Walker performing live.


For our terms and conditions for booking and ticketing please click here.


 Thank you to our spendid sponsors:

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A Premier Meeting

Gates open: 10.30 am

First race: Scheduled 12.20 pm*

NZCIS Wellington Cup: Race 9 at 5.03 pm*

Stan Walker: 3.20pm 

Ladi-6: 5.25pm

Last race: Scheduled 5.40 pm*

Number of Races: 10

Reserved hospitality options open: 11.30 am

Race program and times here

Download 'What's On'


The $250 000, Group Three
NZ Campus of Innovation & Sport Wellington Cup over 3200m 

The $200 000, Group One

Harcourts Thorndon Mile over 1600m

The $70 000, Group Three
New Zealand Bloodstock Desert Gold Stakes over 1600m

For a listing of previous winners and connections click here

Members Draw