Race Meeting

NZCIS Wellington Cup Day

Sat 20 Jan 2024
RACE Trentham Trentham Racecourse Trentham, Upper Hutt 5018, Wellington

NZCIS Wellington Cup Day 

Get ready for a day of exhilarating racing as we present the most iconic events of the season! There's thrilling racing, fashion, hospitality, and this year will feature a concert from international super act - PEKING DUK! All levels of ticket will have access to the concert. GA is $50 - want to come to JR & N Berkett Telegraph Day too? Buy your tickets before the 1st of October and get a GA Package deal for just $60 - that saves you $20!

NZCIS Wellington Cup Day, is an iconic stop on The Grand Tour – a celebration of New Zealand's top 20 horse racing events. Eat, drink and get racy at the country's ultimate thoroughbred racing festival, right here at RACE Trentham. 


The Iconic $300,000 Group Three NZCIS Wellington Cup over 3200m

$400,000 Group One Harcourts Thorndon Mile over 1600m          

$120,000 Group Three Desert Gold Stakes over 1600m

$350,000 Remutaka Classic over 2100m


Members Draw

Meeting Detail:

First race: 12.30pm

Last race: 5.50pm

Number of Races: 9

*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.


The grand tour promo banner

General Admission


Come along for the the best summer party around!! PEKING DUK will be playing live, alongside thrilling race and great vibes - you don't want to miss this! Wanting to come along the JR & N Berkett Telegraph Day too to see SIR DAVE DOBBYN?? Package both your GA tickets before the 1st of October and come to both days for just $60! Save $20 on two epic days out!!


Level 1, Members Stand

Desert Gold Restaurant

$170 pp

Trentham's terraced Desert Gold Restaurant gives you a stunning outlook and overlooks RACE Trentham's winning post. Your day at Trentham includes: Plated entrée , buffet lunch with dessert, afternoon tea, racebook & pen, cash bar. Please note for bookings fewer than 6 guests you may be required to share a table. Exclusive RACE Members ONLY. All membership numbers and/or guest card membership numbers will be requested.


Level 3, Members Stand

Corporate Box

$250 pp

Level 3, Members Stand with the best views in the house. What better way to entertain than from your exclusive Suite with spectacular views over the entire racecourse and hills surround. With ceiling to floor windows, a Corporate Box provides the most sought-after sporting views on offer. Your day at Trentham includes: Platter on arrival, buffet lunch with dessert, afternoon tea, racebook & pen, cash bar.


Level 2, Annex Building directly above Raceday office

Carbine Lounge


The newly refreshed Carbine Lounge knows how to party in perfect style with a big screen so you won’t miss any of the action. Seated at tables of 10 you also have a reserved seat on the outside viewing platform in the heart of the Members Stand. You also have exclusive access to our new Carbine Lobby Gin and Whiskey Bar! Enjoy a catered lunch with an entrée, premier buffet, dessert and afternoon tea, racebook, pen and cash bar.


Level 2 Public Stand

Rosehill & Randwick


Available for private function bookings of 80-100 people - enjoy stellar views of the racecourse as you entertain your guests. Your package will include: Platter on arrival, buffet lunch with dessert, afternoon tea, racebook & pen, cash bar.

Dress Standards
When attending a raceday it's nice to look the part! Find out more about planning your outfit below.
Membership Packages
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Raceday Sponsorship
RACE Trentham 2023 - 2024 season sponsorship opportunities available.

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