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FAQs

When is New Zealand Cup and Show Week 2017?

New Zealand Cup and Show Week will be held in Christchurch from Saturday 11 November until Saturday 18 November 2017.

What are the key elements of New Zealand Cup and Show Week?

New Zealand Cup and Show Week involves key events at three venues; Riccarton Park Racecourse, Addington Raceway and Canterbury Agricultural Park. The focus of the spring festival is on racing, agriculture, fashion, family fun and entertainment.

What days are the key events?

The festival will launch with Sothys New Zealand 2000 Guineas Day on Saturday 11 November at Riccarton Park. Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day at Addington will be held on Tuesday 14, Canterbury A&P Show runs from Wednesday 15 to Friday 17, and the week’s key events ends with the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup and New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas Day at Riccarton Park on Saturday 18 November 2016.

How do I buy tickets?

Tickets for New Zealand Cup and Show Week will be on sale from 1 September 2017. Tickets to all events can be purchased via this website.

Does my car pass for Riccarton Racecourse include individual admission on race day?

No, your car park ticket provides space allocation for one car only, individual entrance tickets still need to be purchased. Depending on the type of ticket you purchase that will determine what access you have around the racecourse.

Can I bring my own alcohol into the ZM Carriage Car Park Zone at Riccarton Park Racecourse on Saturday 18 November?

No, you are not permitted to bring in any alcohol. You can bring in your own food and non-alcoholic beverages, chairs and shade structures. There are well priced bars and food outlets within easy distance of this area. Some restrictions do apply.

How do I enter the best dressed competitions?

You can enter the Westfield Riccarton Cup Day Style Stakes at Addington Raceway and Fashion in the Field at Riccarton Park Racecourse, online via this website.
Entry is free and there are fantastic prizes to be won. Entrants must be aged 18 or over.
Entries will open in September 2017.

How do I book hospitality packages to the races?

Both Addington Raceway and Riccarton Park Racecourse will have hospitality and marquee packages available to purchase in 2017.

What other competitions can I enter?

You will have the chance to win  great prizes with New Zealand Cup and Show Week competitions.  You can keep up-to-date with information by ‘liking’ our Facebook page and following us on Instagram and SnapChat, our username is ‘nzcupandshow’.

What else is happening in Canterbury around New Zealand Cup and Show Week?

There will be plenty of entertainment happening around the city during the festival.  For information on everything to see, eat and do in the city visit Find: Chch or for information on other Christchurch events visit Bethere.co.nz.