New Zealand Cup Meeting at Riccarton Park
Date: 5 November 2016
Sothys New Zealand 2000 Guineas (Group 1)
Date: 9 November 2016
Coupland's Bakeries Mile (Group 2)
Date: 12 November 2016
Christchurch Casino 153rd New Zealand Cup (Group 3), and gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (Group 1)
This is regarded by many fans as the greatest week in New Zealand racing, incorporating the stars from both the galloping and harness codes.
The high quality racing is complemented by a week of excitement, fashion and entertainment, on and off the course.
All three galloping meetings at Riccarton Park are Premier racedays and include nine Group or Listed races.
The high point is Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup Day, which has become a sell out event and is one of the biggest meetings of the racing year, in terms of both attendance and betting turnover.
The $250,000 New Zealand Cup has a history going back to 1865 and at 3200m provides a true test of stamina.
The Cup Meeting also features the first major three-year-old races of the racing season, with the $400,000 Sothys New Zealand 2000 Guineas taking centre stage on the opening day and the $300,000 gavelhouse.com 1000 Guineas adding lustre to the final day.
The glamour race on the middle day is the $230,000 Coupland’s Bakeries Mile, New Zealand’s richest open 1600m race.
For further information, including ticketing and admission details, click HERE