SATURDAY 8th DECEMBER 2018

Christmas at the Races Wellington 2018

General Admission $10 

17 and under Free when accompanied by an adult

Member for a Day $30

Access to the Members Stand and Members facilities. Members Stand dress standards 

Tickets can be purchased online which include gate entry.
Tickets can also be purchased on the day from the Raceday Office but do not include gate entry.

Members can purchase up to two additional tickets for $25 each.

Hospitality packages

Upgrade your raceday, book the ultimate Christmas party experience and choose from one of our festive hospitality packages.

All hospitality packages include course admission, water, racebook and pens and dedicated betting facilities, bar facilities, security and hosts.

Package options and pricing below.

 

Get Set

A Premier Meeting

First race: Approx 12.45 pm (tbc)*

Last race: Approx 5.30 pm (tbc)*

Number of Races: 9

Gates open: 11.00 am

Reserved hospitality options open: 11.30 am

Race program and times here

 *initial race timing schedule is normally available approx 4 weeks from the race day however final timings are not confirmed until the Wednesday of the week of the event.

 

 

FEATURING

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

The $100 000, Group Two 
Anuka Smoker Wakefield Challenge Stakes over 1200m

For a listing of previous winners and connections click here

$10 Punters Club Tickets

Members Draw

Great Santa Run - enter here

Rydges Wellington Best Dressed - WIN great prizes!

 

It’s Christmas at the Races and there’s no better way to celebrate the festive season in style!

Unbeatable atmosphere, live music, festive entertainment, thrilling thoroughbred racing and fresh, seasonable food.

Whether you’re organising the end of year work party or a get together with friends: 
Choose fine dining, a festive buffet or all day canapes.
Bar tab or cash bar.
Over a dozen unique settings to choose from.

There’s an option for every party – book your spot then leave it to us, we do the organising for you!

Wellington Racing Club is proud to have our fabulous caterers on board:

Blue Carrot & Sarah Searancke Logo
 

HOSPITALITY PACKAGES

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

 

All hospitality packages include course admission, water, racebook and pens and dedicated betting facilities, bar facilities security and hosts.

 

Download the Christmas at the Races 2018 Brochure 

 

 

HOSPITALITY PACKAGES

(further details below)

Price 

Per person

Members
Stand Access**

Meal/Beverage Package 

Location

General Admission

$10

 

 

Various including covered seating in the public stand

Member for a Day

$30

Yes

 

Level 1, Members Stand

Trentham Jingle Lawn

$50

 

 

Trackside at the Northern end of the Public Lawn

Terrace Restaurant Dining 

$120 

Yes 

Entree + festive buffet with dessert + afternoon tea 

Level 1, Members Stand

Christmas Corporate Box - SOLD OUT

$120

Yes

Platter + festive buffet with dessert + afternoon tea 

 

Level 3, Members Stand 

Rudolphs Rosehill - SOLD OUT

$120

Yes 

Platter + festive buffet with dessert + afternoon tea 

Level 1, Public Grandstand 

Merry Mistletoe Village

$135

 

Platter + festive buffet with dessert + afternoon tea 

Main Forecourt 

Tinsel on the Terraces

$145

 

Summer BBQ pass arounds

Open Air Boxes, Public Grandstand

Henkell Christmas Cheer

$150

 

Canapes + festive Buffet with dessert + afternoon tea 

Champagne Lawn, right next to the Birdcage 

Sleigh Bells Straight 

 $155

 

Platter + festive lunchbox

In front of the Public Stand

Christmas Trackside Party -SOLD OUT

 $145

 

Canapes throughout the day 

Trackside next to the Parade Ring

Christmas Trackside Spectacular 

 $175

 

Elite selection of Canapes throughout the day 

Trackside next to Birdcage

Deck the Oaks 

 $185

 Yes

Platter + festive buffet with dessert + afternoon tea
BEVERAGE PACKAGE INCLUDED

Oaks Room, level 1

Reindeer on Parade - SOLD OUT

 $199

 

Platter + festive buffet with dessert + afternoon tea
BEVERAGE PACKAGE INCLUDED

Beside the Parade Ring

Your Own Christmas Function Room - or Marquee

Function Rooms - SOLD OUT

from

$120 

 

Choose from canape style, al fresco luncheon or a festive Buffet 

Various

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

**Members Stand dress standards 

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:

  • Access to the exclusivity of the Jingle Lawn with non-reserved tables and chairs

  • Umbrellas for shade from the sun

  • Visit one of the cafes or food trucks on course

 

BUY TICKETS

 

$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 is provided.

 

 

 

Terrace Restaurant Dining

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:

  • Your reserved table in the precedence of the Terrace Restaurant

  • Access to the Members Stand** and Members car parking

  • A glass of bubbles on arrival to toast the season

  • An entrée served to your table

  • Festive Premier Buffet main course and dessert

  • Afternoon tea served to your table

  • Beverage service to your table (beverages not included in ticket price)

     

About the Terrace Restaurant

 

 

$120 per person

Wellington Racing Club Members may purchase up to two tickets at $110 each.

 

To book please contact:

races@wellingtonracing.co.nz

04 528 9611

 

Christmas Corporate Box

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:

  • Your exclusive Corporate Box

  • A glass of bubbles on arrival to toast the season

  • Festive Premier Buffet with dessert and afternoon tea

  • Access to the Members Stand** and Members car parking

 

About Corporate Boxes

 SOLD OUT

 

$120 per person

 

To book please contact:

races@wellingtonracing.co.nz

04 528 9611

 

Note: Minimum booking is for 15 guests.
Menu upgrades available.

 

Rudolph's Rosehill

Level 1, Public Grandstand with crystal clear track views

Dine in the grandeur of the Public Grandstand with views down the entire Finishing Straight. The Rosehill Room will be set restaurant style to allow you to book your perfect numbers. 

Your day at Wellington Races includes:

  • Your reserved table

  • Access to the Members Stand** and Members car parking

  • A glass of bubbles on arrival to toast the season

  • Catering by Blue Carrot: Antipasto table platter on arrival + festive premier buffet for main and dessert + afternoon tea served to your table

SOLD OUT

 

$120 per person

 

 

 

Note: Bookings of fewer than four may be required to share a table

 

 

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:

  • 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: Antipasto table platter on arrival + a festive premier buffet for main and dessert + afternoon tea served to your table

BUY TICKETS

 

$1350 - 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.

 

Tinsel on the Terraces

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 up a delectable summer BBQ – perfect Christmas party styles!

Your day at Wellington Races includes:

  • Exclusive access to the cocktail style open air lounges

  • A glass of bubbles on arrival to toast the season

  • Summer BBQ pass arounds catered by Blue Carrot

BUY TICKETS

 

$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. If you wish to book an entire lounge please contact races@wellingtonracing.co.nz or call 04 528 9611.

 

Henkell 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. Dine al fresco in this premier position, right next to the birdcage, with a star marquee to shade you from the pre-Christmas sun.

Your day at Wellington Races includes:

  • 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: Canapes on arrival + a festive premier buffet for main and dessert + afternoon tea served to your table

BUY TICKETS

$150 per person

or $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.

 

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:

  • 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: Antipasto platter for your marquee on arrival + festive lunchbox served to each guest + afternoon tea served to your marquee

BUY TICKETS

$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.

 

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:

  • Your reserved seat or table 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

SOLD OUT

 

$145 per person

 

Note: Our tables are designed to fit four at a minimum, bookings of fewer than four may be required to share a table. For multiple bookings, if made known at the time of booking we will aim to seat groups next to each other.

 

Christmas Trackside Spectacular

Premier trackside views with the privilege of being right 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:

  • Your reserved seat or table 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

Buy Tickets 

$175 per person

 

Note: Our tables are designed to fit four at a minimum, bookings of fewer than four may be required to share a table. For multiple bookings, if made known at the time of booking we will aim to seat groups next to each other.

 

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. Kath from the Breeze 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:

  • Your reserved seat or table for ten guests in The Oaks room

  • Access to the Members Stand**

  • Beverage package including selected Yealands Family Wines, bubbles, premium, standard and low-alcohol beer and non-alcoholic beverages*

  • Catering by Sarah Searancke: Antipasto table platter on arrival + festive premier buffet for main and dessert + afternoon tea served to your table

  • Kath from the Breeze will be your MC with spot prizes to keep you entertained throughout the day

  • DJ Viper pumping the beats

  • A Big Screen so you don’t miss a minute of the action

BUY TICKETS

 

$185 per person

or $1850 for a table of 10

 

 

 

Note: 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.

 

Reindeer on Parade

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:

  • 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 Yealands Family Wines, bubbles, premium, standard and low-alcohol beer and non-alcoholic beverages*

  • Catering by Sarah Searancke: Antipasto party platter for your marquee on arrival + festive premier buffet for main and dessert + afternoon tea served to your marquee

SOLD OUT

  

$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.

 

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: Choose from festive luncheons, premier buffets or 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!

 

 

Function Rooms from $120 per person - SOLD OUT

Marquees from $175 per person

Minimum booking is for 60 guests

 

To book please contact:

races@wellingtonracing.co.nz

04 528 9611

 

Note: Minimum booking is for 60 guests.

 
 
 
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** Members Stand dress standards apply

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