Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes

Addington Raceway

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General Admission

$20 plus booking fee (1 Sep- 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 Sep – 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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There’s no bigger day on the calendar for fashionistas than Cup Day at Addington and no bigger chance to shine than during the glamorous Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes fashion competition.

Whether you’re into haute couture or using your body as an art canvas, this is a competition you will want to be a part of as there are some fabulous prizes up for grabs!

Start practising your poses now though because there will no shying away from the cameras or the crowds! The Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes and ZM Body Art competitions are so popular that it takes centre stage, with entrants showcased on a stage in the Public Village, with the final taking place on stage in the presentation area. The heats and finals are broadcasted on big screens throughout the racecourse.

There are over $25,000 worth of prizes to be won. This year Air New Zealand will provide the Best Dressed Lady with return flights to Asia, with destinations of Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Vietname and Bali available.  The Best Dressed Man will receive return flights to Brisbane.

The Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Lady
The Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Lady – Runner Up
The Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Man
The ZM Body Art

Addington is proud to have the following business partners on board again this year: Westfield Riccarton, Air New Zealand, Pascoes The Jewellers, Seiko, Christchurch Casino, Peninsular Beach Front Resort, Steinlager Pure, Metropol and new for 2016 Lancȏme.

Please note:

  • Entrants must be aged 18 or over.
  • Entry into the competition is free, however, a Cup Day entry ticket must be purchased to gain access to the course and competition.
  • Online entries are now closed. Late entries can be made on the day at the Fashion Marquee (located in the Public Village) from 9.30am until the start of the first heat.


For further information download the judging guidelines, terms and conditions of entry and the location map, or visit Addington’s NZ Cup Day Fashion & Style page.

Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes 2016 Judging Guidelines
ZM Bodyart 2016 Judging Guidelines
Westfeild Riccarton Style Stakes 2016 – Terms & Conditions
Trotting Cup Day 2016 Site Map


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.