Christmas at the Races Wellington 2017

Saturday 9th December 2017

A Premier Meeting

Blue Carrot & Sarah Searancke Logo
Plastic Horses
 

RACE TIMES AND GATE OPENING

 First race: Scheduled 12.45 pm 

Last race: Scheduled 5.30 pm *

Number of Races: 9

Gates open: 11.00 am

Hospitality options open: 11.30 am

Race program and times click here

 

(*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. We apologise for any inconvenience) 

FEATURING:

The $200,000, Group One
Rydges Wellington Captain Cook Stakes WFA over 1600m

The $100 000, Group Two 
Randwick Meats Wakefield Challenge Stakes over 1200m

For a listing of previous winners and connections click HERE

CATR
 

ADMISSION CHARGES 

(CREDIT CARD FEES MAY APPLY)

General Admission: $10.00 

17 and under Free when accompanied by an adult

BUY TICKETS

Member for a Day Pre-Purchases $30

Members Stand tickets can be purchased for $30 each (Non Members) or Members can purchase up to two additional tickets for $25 each. Tickets purchased prior to race day include gate entry. Tickets can also be purchased on the day from the Raceday office but do not include gate entry.  

Members Stand dress standards

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MEMBERS DRAW

A Member on course could win $50 000! But you must be here to win!

Find out more

 

THE ANNUAL SANTA RACE

The fifth annual Trentham Santa Run is ready to go and we would love you to be part of it! 

Race against other Santa's, come out on top & win a $150 hospitality voucher for you & your support team to enjoy!
WHEN IS IT? After Race 3 we will send our Santa's to run on course. Make sure your support team is at track side to cheer them on!
WHAT TO WEAR? Santa Suits or Mrs Claus outfit is a must!
HOW DO YOU DO IT? Register your Santa by Thursday 7th December 5pm by emailing races@wellingtonracing.co.nz with "Santa race" in the subject line and we will then email you all the details you need to know.(Event numbers may be limited so be quick to enter)
BE PART OF THE ACTION & WIN!

 
Santa Race
 

HOSPITALITY PACKAGES

If you have any queries on packages or details please contact us on 04 528 9611 or email us on races@wellingtonracing.co.nz 

Download the Hospitality Package Christmas at the Races 2017 Brochure 

 

HOSPITALITY PACKAGES

(further details below)

Price 

Per person

Members

Stand Access

Meal/Beverage Package 

Location
General Admission $10   No meal or beverages included Various including covered seating in the public stand
Member for a day $30 Yes No meal or beverages included Members Stand
Trentham Jingle Lawn $50   No meal or beverages included - Optional pre-ordered lunchbox available  North end of Trentham Lawn
Under the Eves $95   Meal catered by Blue Carrot incl glass of bubbles Old Tote verandah
Merry Mistletoe Village  (groups of 10)

$125

  Meal catered by Blue Carrot incl glass of bubbles.  Main Forecourt
Tinsel on the Terraces
SOLD OUT
$145   Canapes throughout the day catered by  Blue  Carrot incl glass of bubbles Public Grandstand -  Open Air boxes
Sleigh Bells Straight  (groups of 10) 
$155   Meal catered by Blue Carrot incl glass of bubbles.  In front of the Public  Stand
Champagne Christmas Cheer $150 Yes Meal catered by Blue Carrot incl glass of bubbles Champagne Lawn  between the stands
Deck the Oaks $185 Yes Premier Festive Buffet catered by Sarah Searancke & Beverage Package included Oaks Room, 1st Floor, Annex Building
Christmas Trackside Spectacular  $175   Elite Canapes throughout the day catered  by Sarah Searancke incl glass of bubbles Trackside next to the Birdcage
Christmas Trackside Party  $145   Canapes throughout the day catered by Sarah Searancke incl glass of bubbles Trackside after the winning post

Reindeer on Parade (groups of 10)
SOLD OUT

 $199   Premier Festive Buffet catered by Sarah Searancke & Beverage package included.  Parade Ring Lawn
Terrace Restaurant Dining 
SOLD OUT
 $120  Yes Premier Festive Buffet incl glass of bubbles Level 1, Members  Stand
Christmas Corporate Box (min 15 guests)
SOLD OUT
 $120  Yes Premier Festive Buffet incl glass of bubbles.  Level 1, Members  Stand
Your Own Christmas Function Room   from $115   Choose from Canape style, al fresco luncheon or a   Premier festive Buffet incl glass of bubbles Various
Your Own Christmas Marquee from $175   Choose from Canape style, Al fresco luncheon or a Premier festive Buffet incl glass of bubbles Various

For hospitality areas that do not include a beverage package, bar tabs may be arranged for your group. (Conditions apply)  

TRENTHAM JINGLE LAWN

Trackside at the Northern end of the Public Lawn

The thrill of the public lawn experience with the upgrade of a guaranteed seat for the day. Remove the queues with the luxury of dedicated bar and betting facilities, right next to the trackside action.

Your day at Wellington Races includes: 

  • Course admission
  • Racebook and pen
  • Access to the exclusivity of the Jingle Lawn with non-reserved tables and chairs
  • Umbrellas for shade from the sun
  • A bottle of water
  • Dedicated bar and betting facilities
  • Dedicated host
  • Visit one of the cafes or food trucks on course or pre order a festive lunchbox catered by Blue Carrot for just $30

BUY TICKETS

 

Price: $50 per person 

Note: Tables and chairs are unreserved, your party may be required to share a table with other guests.

Umbrella use may be dictated by weather conditions. In the event of inclement weather, an alternative location will be provided.

Credit card fees apply 

Trentham Jingle Lawn
 

UNDER THE EVES

Under the Eves of the Old Tote with a short walk to the track

Join the party in the exclusive Santa’s Grotto. With non-reserved seating, celebrate the festive cheer with other merry makers, being a short walk from the live music and the track it’s a great place to base your day. 

Your day at Wellington Races includes:

  • Course admission
  • Racebook and pen
  • Exclusive access with seating (and a dance spot) Under the Eves
  • A glass of bubbles on arrival to toast the season
  • An individual festive lunchbox catered by Blue Carrot
  • A bottle of water
  • Dedicated bar and betting facilities
  • Dedicated host

BUY
TICKETS

Prices:

$95 per person

$570 for a table of six

Note: Tables seat six, bookings of six will receive a reserved table. Bookings for under six will not be reserved and may be required to share a table with other guests.

Credit card fees will apply

Under the Eves
 

Merry Mistletoe Village

Nestled in the Main Forecourt – be in the heart of the action with bonus views of the track

A horse shoe setting of mini marquees creates a village of Christmas cheer. Your festive atmosphere made even better by the short walk to the track to cheer on your winning horses.  

Your day at Wellington Races includes:

  • Course admission
  • Racebook and pen for each guest  
  • Your own marquee for 10 guests in the exclusive Merry Mistletoe Village
  • A ‘village centre’ set with bar leaners and umbrellas
  • A glass of bubbles on arrival to toast the season
  • Catering by Blue Carrot:
    • Party platter for your marquee on arrival
    • An individual festive lunchbox served to each guest
    • Afternoon tea served to your marquee
  • A bottle of water
  • Dedicated bar and betting facilities
  • Dedicated host

Buy
Tickets

Price: $1250 - mini marquee for 10 guests

Note: Mini marquees are designed to cater for 10 guests with table and chairs comfortably. Multiple mini marquees can be purchased with guaranteed placement next to each other and dividing walls removed to create one ‘space’ for your party within the village.

Credit card fees will apply

Merry Mistletoe
 

Tinsel on the Terraces - SOLD OUT

Located in the open air boxes in the Public Grandstand with endless views of the racing

Set in the grandstand, overlooking the home straight, experience the exclusivity of a shared, corporate box whilst being amongst the electric on-course atmosphere. This cocktail style, shared space is set with bar leaners and serves canapes throughout the day – perfect Christmas party style! 

Your day at Wellington Races includes:

  •  Course admission
  • Racebook and pen
  • Exclusive access to the cocktail style open air lounges
  • A glass of bubbles on arrival to toast the season
  • Canapes served continuously throughout the day, catered by Blue Carrot
  • A bottle of water
  • Dedicated bar and betting facilities
  • Dedicated host

To book please contact:

races@wellingtonracing.co.nz

04 528 9611

Price: $145 per person

Note: Cocktail furniture is provided but is unreserved.

Get in early to reserve an entire Open Air Terraced Lounge for your party.

Credit card fees will apply

Tinsel on Terraces
 

Sleigh Bells Straight

Set in front of the Public Stand with unlimited track views

Don’t miss a minute of the action, this mini marquee village has the best views on course. Get in early, it’s always the first to sell out.

Your day at Wellington Races includes:

  • Course admission
  • Racebook and pen for each guest 
  • Your own marquee on the exclusive Sleigh Bells Straight for 10 guests
  • A glass of bubbles on arrival to toast the season
  • Catering by Blue Carrot:
    • Party platter for your marquee on arrival
    • An individual festive lunchbox served to each guest
    • Afternoon tea served to your marquee
  • A bottle of water
  • Dedicated bar and betting facilities
  • Dedicated host

Buy
Tickets

 

Price:

$1550 - mini marquee for 10 guests

Note: Mini marquees are designed to cater for 10 guests with table and chairs comfortably. Multiple mini marquees can be purchased with guaranteed placement next to each other and dividing walls removed to create one ‘space’ for your party within the village.

Credit card fees will apply

Sleigh Bells
 

Champagne Christmas Cheer

Set on the famed Champagne Lawn, right next to the Birdcage with unprecedented views of the finishing post and the Big Screen.  

Looking for something special? Here’s the best seat on-course. With a star marquee to shade you from the pre-Christmas sun, dine al fresco in this premier position, right next to the birdcage. 

Your day at Wellington Races includes:

  • Course admission
  • Racebook and pen
  • Your reserved seat or table for six guests on the Champagne Lawn with canopy cover from a star marquee
  • A glass of bubbles on arrival to toast the season
  • Catering by Blue Carrot:
    • Party platter for your table on arrival
    • An individual festive lunchbox served to each guest
    • Afternoon tea served for the table
  • A bottle of water
  • Dedicated bar and betting facilities
  • Dedicated host

Buy
Tickets

Prices:

$150 per person

$900 for a table of six

Note: Our tables are designed to seat six. If you do book more than one table, if made known at the time of booking we will aim to seat groups next to each other. Bookings of fewer than six may be required to share a table.

Credit card fees will apply

Champagne Christmas
 

Deck the Oaks

The Oaks Room, with a Big Screen and MC so you don’t miss any of the action

The Oaks knows how to celebrate. Your MC will keep you entertained throughout the day and with access to the Members Stand, the racing is never far away. 

Your day at Wellington Races includes:

  • Course admission
  • Racebook and pen
  • Your reserved seat or table for ten guests in The Oaks room
  • Access to the Members Stand**
  • Beverage package including selected Mills Reef wines, bubbles, premium, standard and low-alcohol beer and non-alcoholic beverages*
  • Catering by Sarah Searancke:
    • Antipasto table platter on arrival
    • A Festive Premier buffet for main and dessert
    • Afternoon tea served to your table
  • An MC and spot prizes to keep you entertained throughout the day
  • A Big Screen so you don’t miss a minute of the action
  • Dedicated bar and betting facilities
  • Dedicated host

Buy
Tickets

 

Prices:

$185 per person

$1850 for a table of 10

Note: Wellington Racing Club Members may purchase up to two tickets at $175 pp

Our tables are designed to seat ten. If you do book seats for more than one table, if made known at the time of booking we will aim to seat groups next to each other. Bookings of fewer than 10 may be required to share a table.

Credit card fees will apply

*Terms and conditions apply

** Members Stand dress standards apply

Deck the Oaks
 

Christmas Trackside Spectacular

Premier trackside views with the privilege of being next to the Birdcage

If you want the best of the best, this is your spot. Dine cocktail style with all day canapes in this exceptional marquee, not only are you right next to the birdcage your reserved cocktail seating gives you the best possible view of the Finishing Post.  

Your day at Wellington Races includes:

  • Course admission
  • Racebook and pen
  • Your reserved seat or table for six guests in the spectacular marquee set with cocktail furniture
  • A glass of bubbles on arrival to toast the season
  • An elite selection of canapes served continuously throughout the day, catered by Sarah Searancke
  • A bottle of water
  • Dedicated bar and betting facilities
  • Dedicated host
 

Buy
Tickets

Prices:

$175 per person

 $1050 for a table of six

Note: Our tables are designed to seat six. If you do book seats for more than one table, if made known at the time of booking we will aim to seat groups next to each other. Bookings of fewer than six may be required to share a table.

Credit card fees will apply

Track Side
 

Christmas Trackside Party

 Trackside with exceptional views of the Finishing Post 

Christmas is the time to party, join other merry makers in this trackside marquee to celebrate the season in style. If a sit down meal is not for you, the bar leaners and all-day canapes will be right up your alley. The bonus of being close to the Parade Ring gives you plenty of time to pick your winning horses.    

Your day at Wellington Races includes:

  • Course admission
  • Racebook and pen
  • Your reserved seat or table for six guests in the party marquee set with cocktail furniture
  • A glass of bubbles on arrival to toast the season
  • Canapes served continuously throughout the day, catered by Sarah Searancke
  • A bottle of water
  • Dedicated bar and betting facilities
  • Dedicated host

Buy
Tickets

 

Prices:

$145 per person

$870 for a table of six

Note: Our tables are designed to seat six. If you do book seats for more than one table, if made known at the time of booking we will aim to seat groups next to each other. Bookings of fewer than six may be required to share a table.

Credit card fees will apply

Track Side Spectacular
 

Reindeer on Parade - Sold Out

On the Lawn beside the Parade Ring – be the first to view the horses before they race

Nestled amongst the trees on a velvet lawn, this mini marquee village gives you an exclusive preview of the horses as they parade before the track. Perfect for making your winning picks before taking a short walk to cheer them past the Finishing Post.   

Your day at Wellington Races includes:

  • Course admission
  • Racebook and pen for each guest 
  • Your own marquee for 10 guests in the exclusive Reindeer on Parade village
  • A ‘village centre’ set with Cape Cod chairs and umbrellas
  • A beverage package including selected Mills Reef wines, bubbles, premium, standard and low-alcohol beer and non-alcoholic beverages*
  • Catering by Sarah Searancke:
    • Antipasto party platter for your marquee on arrival
    • A Festive Premier buffet for main and dessert
    • Afternoon tea served for your marquee
  • A bottle of water
  • Dedicated bar and betting facilities
  • Dedicated host

Buy
Tickets

Price:

$1990 - mini marquee for 10 guests

Note: Mini marquees are designed to cater for 10 guests with table and chairs comfortably. Multiple mini marquees can be purchased with guaranteed placement next to each other and dividing walls removed to create one ‘space’ for your party within the village.

Credit card fees will apply

Reindeer on Parade
 

Terrace Restaurant Dining - sold out

Level 1, Members Stand with first class views over the Birdcage and the track

Trentham’s terraced, premier restaurant gives you a stunning outlook and provides the perfect seat to experience the magic of racing. A festive four - course meal will showcase our Chef’s expertise as they treat you to the styles of Trentham.

Your day at Wellington Races includes:

  • Course admission
  • Racebook and pen for each guest 
  • Your reserved seat and table for guests in the precedence of the Terrace Restaurant
  • Access to the Members Stand** and Members car parking
  • A reserved table for you and your guests
  • A glass of bubbles on arrival to toast the season
  • An entrée served to your table
  • Festive Premier Buffet main course and dessert
  • A cheese platter served to your table
  • Beverage service to your table (beverages not included in ticket price)
  • Dedicated host
  • Access to the Members Stand betting facilities 
 

To book please contact:
races@wellingtonracing.co.nz
04 528 9611

Price: 

$120 per person

Christmas Premier Buffet

Note: Wellington Racing Club Members may purchase up to two tickets at $110 pp

Credit card fees will apply

 ** Members Stand dress standards apply

 

Terrace Restaurant
 

Christmas Corporate Box - Sold Out

Level 3, Members Stand with the best views in the house

What better way to entertain than from your exclusive Santa’s grotto 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 Wellington Races includes:

  • Course admission
  • Your exclusive Corporate Box for a minimum 15 guests (to a maximum of 70) set with tables, chairs and bar-leaners. Lift access available.
  • Premier Buffet style luncheon with dessert and afternoon tea
  • Access to the Members** facilities at Trentham
  • Access to members carparking located off Racecourse Road for your guests
  • Racebook and pen for each guest
  • TAB television screens inside your Box
  • Extensive beverage service available (beverages not included in price)
  • TAB Betting facilities plus toilets located via the foyer outside your exclusive Corporate Box

To book please contact:

races@wellingtonracing.co.nz

04 528 9611

 

 

Price: 

$120 per person

Menu upgrades available

Note: Minimum booking is for 15 guests.

Credit card fees will apply

 ** Members Stand dress standards apply

Christmas Corporate
 

Your Own Christmas Function or Marquee

Choose from a range of additional indoor function rooms, al fresco dining or the luxury of your own silk lined marquee. Get in quick to secure the best spot.  

Our dedicated team take great pride in creating the best possible event for your staff, client or social outing. From menus to seating requirements to visits from jockeys, treat your staff and clients to their best Christmas party yet; tailor made for you in one of Trentham’s prime locations. 

Your day at Wellington Races includes:

  • Course admission
  • Racebook and pen for each guest 
  • The exclusivity of your private function with dedicated host, wait and security staff
  • Access to the Members Stand** and Members car parking
  • A glass of bubbles on arrival to toast the season
  • Festive catering served by Sarah Searancke or Blue Carrot.
    • Festive luncheons
    • Premier buffets
    • All day canapes
  • Boost your day with an optional upgrades such as a dedicated MC, live music or a visit from a jockey to provide some winning tips!
 

To book please contact:

races@wellingtonracing.co.nz

04 528 9611

Prices: 

Function Rooms from $115 per person

Marquees from $175 per person

Note: Minimum booking is for 60 guests.

Credit card fees will apply

 ** Members Stand dress standards apply

Own Christmas Function
 

 

MORE HOSPITALITY OPTIONS

BRASSERIE RESTAURANT: First Floor Members Stand  

Buffet restaurant open from 11.00am with access to bar and TAB facilities. 
Please note you must have access to the members stand 

THE WINNING POST KIOSK: Ground Floor Members Stand with outside seating 

Barista coffee and cafe style menu 

THE VINES CAFE & BAR: Ground Floor Public Stand

Open from 11.00am with cafe style food plus your favourite Hot Dogs, chips, sandwiches etc 

ROSEHILL BAR: First Floor Public Stand

Open from 11.00am 

TELFORD CAFE & BAR: Ground Floor Members Stand 

Open from 11.00am with cafe style food plus your favourite Hot Dogs, chips, sandwiches etc. 
Please note you must have access to the members stand 

WELLINGTON ROOM & CASTLETOWN CAFE: First Floor Members Stand 

Open from 11.00am with bar facilities and Cafe style food available.
Please note you must have access to the members stand 

THE MILLING FLOOR: 2nd Floor Members Stand

Bar open for our Members from 11.00am with excellent access to the top level of the stand with excellent viewing

BRINGING YOUR OWN PICNIC OR SHELTER

Non-alcoholic drinks may be bought in to the course, however with the following restrictions:

-No glass bottles
-Only sealed and unopened plastic containers, or empty containers of less than 2 litres capacity that may be used as refillable water bottles are permitted.
-Empty thermos' are permitted with boiling water available in both "the Vines" and "Winning Post"cafes
-An guests bringing any opened or glass containers will be asked to return them to their vehicles if possible or confiscated and destroyed. 

Food may be brought in to the course for consumption at any public location (Public lawn, open bleachers in the Public Stand, public seating in forecourt etc) however is not permitted in the Public stand, Members Stand, Annex or any other hospitality area unless specifically stated.(Note BYO Food is permitted in the "Trentham Jingle Lawn" hospitality area)

-Chilly bins are permitted but must be opened for inspection on entry
-BBQ's are not permitted to be brought on to the course.
-Glass /china/ ceramic plates are not permitted

Shelter items such as cabanas may be erected on the lawn in front of the public stand (no further than 10m from the concrete walkway) with a maximum size of 3m x 3m and no walls. Please note that due to safety or consideration for others, any structure may be asked to be removed by course security. We do ask for consideration for others if erecting a shelter.

GETTING TO TRENTHAM

By train

Leaving central Wellington every 30 minutes (5 minutes past and 35 minutes past the hour), approx time from City to Trentham is 40 mins. Return trains to Wellington from Trentham also leave at 5 minutes past and 35 minutes past the hour.Click here for Metlink timetables.
All trains will be stopping at departing from the western platform at Trentham (Ararino Street). Access to the course is available via the overbridge (North of the station) or via the pedestrian link to the south in line with Camp St, Granville Street, then along Racecourse Road.

By car

Trentham Racecourse is located on Racecourse Road. Public parking is available on Racecourse Road and surrounding areas. Members, Owners, Jockeys & Trainers are invited to park in the Leger Car Park at the Northern end of the course (100m past the turnstiles on Racecourse Road. Click here for Google Maps

Race Program is still to be confirmed

For more information please call us on 04 528 9611

 

*For our terms & conditions please Click Here 

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