Race Meeting

TAB Classic Raceday

Sat 09 Dec 2023
RACE Trentham Trentham Racecourse Trentham, Upper Hutt 5018, Wellington

TAB Classic Raceday

Wellington Racing Club presents the first of FIVE epic Grand Tour Days at RACE Trentham - kicking off with the TAB Classic! Celebrate the festive season in style with our range of hospitality options - or enjoy free general admission!

TAB Classic Raceday, 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. 


$400,000 Group One TAB Classic over 1600m

$175,000 Group Two Wakefield Challenge Stakes over 1100m

Members Draw

Meeting Detail:

First race: 12.40pm

Last race: 5.34pm

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.


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Members Stand

Members Lounge Pass

$30 pp

Upgrade your day, enhance your experience and enjoy the comforts with a Members Lounge Pass, this premium pass grants you access to the Wellington Floor, level 1 of the Members Stand. To receive Members Stand accreditation please come to the Raceday Office on the day of our Raceday to exchange your online receipt for a wristband.


Level 1, Members Stand

Desert Gold Restaurant

$145 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 maybe required to share a table.


Level 3, Members Stand

Corporate Box

$165 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.


Blinkers On!


Put your blinkers on and prepare for an unforgettable day out that combines the thrill of thoroughbred racing with the sounds of Wellington's finest up-and-coming disc jockeys.

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

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