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Stage set for New Zealand Cup and Show Week!

Stage set for New Zealand Cup and Show Week!

Christchurch and Canterbury’s biggest race day will kick into gear tomorrow as part of all the action that is New Zealand Cup and Show Week.

The Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup (Tuesday 10 November) features prominently on the harness racing calendar and Addington Raceway is primed for a crowd of regular racegoers, first-time punters and fashionistas vying for fashion honours.

Well-known and well-loved fashion competitions for Best Dressed Man and Lady at the Races, this year under direction of highly respected fashion expert Angela Stone, will no doubt again dominate the headlines.

The Canterbury A&P Association will throw open its doors to the 79th Royal New Zealand Show on Wednesday 11 November for three days of fun and excitement, including crowd favourites such as wood chopping and sheep shearing, the NZ Food & Wine Pavilion and entertainment acts including the Topp Twins, just to name a few.

Style guru Andhy Blake returns once more to present another stunning Designer Collection Show as part of his Style Christchurch extravaganza (12 November), which this year takes Aviation as its theme.

The thrill of racing will continue on Saturday 14 November when Riccarton Park Racecourse dons it finest Spring attire for the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup and Fashion in the Field competitions.

Canterbury’s biggest spring festival will finish with a rock ‘n’ roll bang when the International Rodeo takes the stage at Westpac Arena, also on Saturday 14 November – a high-energy spectacular to wrap up the week.

Entertainment is laced throughout the week, with the Christchurch Casino hosting everything from Cup Day breakfasts to poker tournaments and live music every night.

With orchestral and jazz music on offer, as well as the myriad of dining options across the city, there’s something in store for everyone.

Cup and Show Week is a feast of racing, fashion, entertainment and world-class dining right here in Christchurch – don’t miss out on being a part of it!

New Zealand Cup and Show Week runs until Saturday 14 November.

New Zealand Cup and Show Week calendar of events

Tuesday 10 November
• Official pre-race festival, Christchurch Casino
• Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day, Addington Raceway
• Lindauer Best Dressed Competition, Addington Raceway

Wednesday 11 November
• Coupland's Bakeries Mile Day (Ladies’ Day), Riccarton Park Racecourse
• CPIT Pitch Emerging Designer Show, Christchurch Convention Centre
• Royal New Zealand Show, Canterbury Agricultural Park

Thursday 12 November
• Challenge Service Stations New Zealand Greyhound Cup, Addington Raceway
• Style Christchurch, Isaac Theatre Royal
• Royal New Zealand Show, Canterbury Agricultural Park

Friday 13 November
• Lindauer Race Day, Addington Raceway
• Royal New Zealand Show, Canterbury Agricultural Park

Saturday November
• Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup and First Sovereign Trust NZ 100 Guineas Day, Riccarton Park Racecourse
• International Rodeo, Westpac Arena

24 hour dining and gaming
• Christchurch Casino

For all event information visit www.nzcupandshow.co.nz


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