Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day

Addington Raceway

ticket prices

General Admission

$20 plus booking fee (1 Sept – 31 Oct)
$30 plus booking fee (1 – 7 Nov)
$30 plus booking fee (8 Nov – online)
$40 cash only (8 Nov – at the gate)

Here 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 heats and the ZM Body Art. There are also big screens featuring the day’s action and the Speights’ Beer Garden.

Persons under the age of 18 years entering the course must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.
Gates open at 9.30am.

Lindauer Lawn

$70 plus booking fee (1 Sept – 7 Nov)

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 and food stalls and bars. Once again well-known Kiwi band, Salmonella Dub will be based on the Lindauer Lawn roof area.

The Lindauer Lawn is for patrons aged 18 and over.
Gates open at 9.30am.

If not sold out prior, limited tickets may be available to purchase on the day (Tuesday 8 November) from the information booth. You will need to purchase a general admission ticket and then enquire at the information booth for an upgrade ticket to the Lindauer Lawn.


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New Zealand Trotting Cup Day, on the second Tuesday in November, at Addington is one of the most glamorous and highly anticipated social events on Canterbury’s calendar. Year after year it attracts a crowd of over 20,000. This spectacular day is a celebration of fashion, food, fun and music. Anyone who is anyone will be there.

The Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup is the country’s most prestigious two mile harness race held annually by the NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club at Addington Raceway in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is considered Australasia’s most prominent harness racing event.

There are numerous options for tickets from general admission for those wanting a more laid back environment of the Public Village, to the Lindauer Lawn for those who like to be in the midst of the action. There are also reserved seats and a great range of hospitality packages. Please visit Addington’s reserved seating and hospitality package pages for more information and to book these options.

Gates open at 9.30am. The first race of the day runs at 12.05pm and the feature race, the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup, will race at 5.15pm. The racing action continues through to 6.30pm.

Timings are approximate and subject to change.

getting there

Addington Raceway is located only minutes away from the Central City and is a 30-minute drive from Christchurch Airport.

As there is 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.

Click here to view the site map for the New Zealand Trotting Cup Day at Addington.