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Cup and Show Day tickets - Get in Quick!

01:40 PM 01 Aug 2014 NZST
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General Admission and Lindauer Lawn tickets are on sale from today, Friday 1 August, for Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day and Show Day Races at Addington, part of New Zealand Cup and Show Week. 

Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day is one of the most glamorous and highly anticipated social events on Canterbury’s calendar and last year attracted a crowd of over 22,000. 

This year will see total attendance capped at 25,000. Over the last two years there has been an increase in demand for tickets with facilities and infrastructure able to accommodate up to 25,000 patrons.

To ensure customers do not miss out on securing a ticket, be it General Admission, Lindauer Lawn or Hospitality packages, it is recommended that tickets are purchased well in advance to Cup Day. 

The spectacular day is a festival of elite harness racing, fashion, food, fun and music. Anyone who is anyone will be at this highlight of New Zealand’s racing calendar. 

The very best harness horses from New Zealand and Australia will take centre stage in the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup, Australasia’s most prestigious two mile harness race.

This year champion Canterbury pacer Terror To Love is aiming to make history and become the first horse ever to win four Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cups. 

On Tuesday 11 November, gates open at 9.30am. The first race of the day starts at 12.05pm and the feature race, the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup, will race at 5.15pm. Racing action will continue through to 6.30pm. 

Race goers have a number of options as to where they can enjoy their day at the track. The Lindauer Lawn (restricted to patrons aged 18 years or older) is the social hub of Cup Day action and is located on a grassed area close to the race track and the presentation area. There is also a range of great hospitality options if you want to enjoy Cup Day in style. 

The very popular Public Village which includes large marquees featuring bars, food stalls, totes, seating, toilets, a stage area for music and fashion, a big screen featuring the day’s action and a large Speights Bar trailer, will again be available to all. 

Ticket Prices for 2014

Tuesday 11 November - Featuring the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Gate entry / general admission - *$20 if purchased prior to race day $30 entry on the day, cash entry at the gate
Lindauer Lawn package - *$70. Includes gate entry and Lindauer Lawn entry Reserved Seating in the Temporary Public Stand - $60. Includes gate entry.

Please contact the Addington office – (03) 338 9094

Dining and Hospitality packages available - Please contact Joanne McMaster – (03) 339 7908, 

Gates open 9.30am.

Friday 14 November - Show Day Races at Addington, Feature races – Woodlands New Zealand Free-For-All and Hellers Dominion Trot 

$10 if purchased prior to race day, no booking fee applies.

$10 entry on the day, cash entry at the gate.

Gates open 10.30am.

For details and further information on how to purchase your tickets please visit

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