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Ellerslie hosts Auckland’s only authentic Melbourne Cup Day

Ellerslie hosts Auckland’s only authentic Melbourne Cup Day experience with real horses!

The Sofitel Luxury Hotels Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 3 November is the ultimate day out at the races with stunning fashion on show, heart stopping racing and premier on course entertainment. A live simulcast of Melbourne Cup coverage on the big screen is set against a backdrop of thrilling horse races across a 10-race program.

Whether you want to network, dabble in a spot of trackside punting, don your finest racing attire and enter the Melbourne Cup Style Award competition, or simply soak up the atmosphere – Ellerslie is the premium place to do it all.

Ellerslie also offers exquisite hospitality packages with private marquees, for those wanting to impress clients or friends, as well as rooms and shared hospitality areas.

Don’t miss out on the only authentic Melbourne Cup experience in Auckland at Ellerslie.


• Tuesday 3 November 2015


• Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Ave, Remuera

Event details:

• Gates open 10.30am

• Hospitality options open 11.30am

• Emirates Melbourne Cup 5pm

• First race at approximately 12.10pm

• Last race 6.50pm

• Event closes 9.30pm

• Children under 15 free

• Free parking

Prices/more information:

• General admission - $5.00pp

• Hospitality options starting from $60.00pp

• Silks (formally known as the Chairman’s Club) $155.00pp includes a drink on arrival, gourmet buffet lunch, cheeseboard and cash bar

• The Sofitel Luxury Hotels Melbourne Cup Style Award honours the best dressed male and female on the day with prize packages from Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour and Sofitel Queenstown valued at over $2,000.

For more information on The Sofitel Luxury Hotels Melbourne Cup Day, please visit


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