Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup Day

There is nothing quite like springtime in the garden city of Christchurch where the magic that is Cup Week at Addington takes place. The Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day on the second Tuesday in November is Canterbury’s supreme event and one of New Zealand’s greatest sporting and social events on the calendar. It’s a day of celebration, with Addington hosting a spectacular day of racing, entertainment, fashion extravaganza, food and wine.

Tuesday 14 November 2017, 9:30am—7:00pm
Addington Raceway, 75 Jack Hinton Drive, Christchurch

Ticket Options

Standard Tickets

General Admission $32.00 + $2.00 Fee N/A
Lindauer Lawn (R18) $70.00 + $2.00 Fee N/A

There are numerous options for tickets on Cup Day from General Admission, to crowd favourite the Lindauer Lawn, to your own reserved seat, through to access to one of our hospitality marquees.

The Public Village is where you can find everything you might need for a great day out, including bars, totes, seating, toilets, food stalls, a live band and the Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes and the ZM Body Art heats. There are also big screens featuring the day's action and the Speight’s Beer Garden.

2017 General Admission Ticket Prices: Early Bird (1 Sept to 31 Oct) - $22 per person + booking fee | Online Standard (1 to 14 Nov) - $32 per person + booking fee | At The Gate (14 Nov) - $40 per person (Cash Only)

Patrons wanting to be in the midst of the action - on and off the track - make a bee-line to the Lindauer Lawn, which is located on a grassed area close to the track and the stables roof. Guests have access to casual seating, TAB facilities, food stalls and bars. Please note this is an R18 Area. Guests will be age-verified.

2017 Lindauer Lawn Ticket Price: $70 per person + booking fee (available 1 Sept until sold out).

Perfect for those that like to enjoy all the entertainment of the Public Village but want to make sure they have prime viewing of all the harness racing action. A reserved seat is yours for the day. For further details or to book your seat visit our Reserved Seating page.

Choices range from the inner track Mini Marquees or boot party which are ideal for those looking for a more relaxed informal environment in which to enjoy the day, through to one of the more prestigious racing and entertainment packages in the outer track marquees. For further details or to book visit our Hospitality page.

If you are a serious fashionista, don’t forget to enter the Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes & ZM Body Art fashion competitions on Cup Day. The competitions are open to men and women and there are thousands of dollars of prizes up for grabs. Please visit our NZ Cup Day Fashion & Style page for more information and to enter online.

As there is very limited on-site parking on Cup Day, it is strongly recommended you taxi or bus to the track. Taxi and bus services will be operating throughout the city and Addington offers a free drop-off bus service from 5.30pm on Cup Day.