Race Meeting

Telegraph Day

Sat 14 Jan 2023 - Tue 14 Feb 2023
11.30am - 5.25pm
Trentham Racecourse Trentham, Upper Hutt 5018, Wellington


Group 1 Glory Day

Premier summer racing at its absolute finest! The first day of the Wellington Cup Carnival kickstarts a showcase of New Zealand’s finest horses. The 4 feature races on the 9-race card are headlined with the majesty of our greatest sprinters in the 1200m Group 1, JR & N Berkett Telegraph.

For the racing purist, this is an unmissable day on New Zealand’s finest summer racing surface. It’s also a perfect choice for those preferring a more gently paced occasion to Cup Day, with lesser crowds but still the enjoyment of wonderful summer hospitality and the treat of our time-honoured tradition.


$250,000 Group One JR & N Berkett Telegraph over 1200m

$110,000 Group Two Life Direct Wellington Guineas over 1400m

$80,000 Group Three Mode Technology Trentham Stakes over 2100m

$80,000 Group Three Dixon & Dunlop Anniversary Handicap over 1600m

$60,000 IRT Wellesley Stakes over 1100m


$10 Punters Club Tickets

Members Draw

Meeting Detail:

First race: 12.45pm

Last race: 5.25pm

Gates open: 11.00am

Reserved hospitality open: 11.30am

*initial race timing, final timings are confirmed Wednesday of raceday

Hospitality Packages

Upgrade your raceday for the ultimate experience and book a hospitality package, all hospitality packages include raceday admission, seating for the entire raceday, water, racebook and pens and dedicated bars, totes and hosts.

Group 1 Glory Day - Desert Gold Restaurant
Trentham’s terraced, premier restaurant gives you a stunning outlook and provides the perfect seat to experience the magic of racing. Seated in the precedence of the Members Stand, you’re in the heart of the action.
Group 1 Glory Day - Corporate Suite
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.

Getting on course

There are a number of ways to get to Trentham Racecourse on raceday, but arriving by train is by far the most popular. For more information on the train timetables, or other ways to get on course, follow the links below.

More Info Metlink Timetable

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