PowerWorx Opunake Cup Day 2018

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PowerWorx Opunake Cup Day 2018

12:00pm Saturday, 21 July 2018

Winter Racing is in full force at Pukekura Raceway on Saturday the 21st of July, with a day of premier racing.

Join us from midday for a day of action, excitement, and entertainment, including the PowerWorx Opunake Cup race, fashion, punters competition, and live entertainment.

We'll be holding our final fashion at the races event, the Silk Spa Style Stakes | Winter Edition.

If you want to add an extra bit of heat to your race day, why not enter the hotly contested Speights Punters Challenge held in the Scottish Charm Lounge.



General Admission

Experience the action on course with a General Admission ticket which provides access to the centrally located Tuson Public Stand, with Bet and Collect facilities, full bar, and amenities. Food is available from the West Coast Fish Company food truck.

General Admission $5
Under 18s free

General admission entitles you access to all public areas within the racecourse complex. Please note, there are reduced facilities within the grandstand this season.

Members Stand & Privileges

Enhance your race day experience with a Members Stand ticket which provides you with Members Privileges for the day, including access to the Members Lounge with Bet & Collect facilities, full bar, cafe, and amenities at your fingertips, and with fantastic views of the birdcage, track, and winning post, you'll be in the heart of the race day action.

Members Stand ticket $20
Guest of a Member $10

(Does not include General Admission unless purchased prior to race day)

Hospitality Package | La Mer Lounge

An ideal option for those who wish to enjoy a superior race day experience with reserved seating, floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking the birdcage and winning post, in-lounge amenities, and full hospitality package.

This stylish lounge offers prime views of the horses as they parade in the birdcage, sweeping views of the course, and winning post.

Booking early to secure your table in our most popular inside lounge.

Package Inclusions for each guest
- Racecourse admission
- Lounge admission and ticketing
- Reserved seating
- Members privileges
- Official race book

Two course buffet meal

Drinks waiter table service
Six beverage vouchers per person
A large selection of still and sparkling wine, standard and premium beer, low alcohol options, and non-alcoholic sodas, still and sparkling water

$99 per person
$94 per person when booked by a Member (Members are required to attend with their guests)

Lounge Facilities
Floor to ceiling glass providing superior views of the track. Tables on tier one have Trackside TVs, with additional TVs located strategically around the lounge. Bet and Collect facilities, full cash bar, café, and amenities.

Shared inside space, tables on tiered levels for optimal viewing. Tables seat 6-8, multiple tables are located next to, or adjacent, each other based on bookings and numbers.

Entertainment will include DJ Ash playing in the La Mer Lounge after the last race. Along with the Punters Challenge, details of this are below.


First prize: $3,000
Second prize: $1,000
Third prize: Crowded House Voucher
And you keep all your winnings

Per Entry / Syndicate
$600 buy in as stakes money
Up to 6 people per entry/syndicate
6 drinks vouchers per entry and $5 drinks thereafter
Complimentary food
Members privileges for the day, race book, and pen per person

A full set of rules is available on our website or by contacting the office
You must invest a minimum of $400 by Race 5, on-course at New Plymouth
There will be a maximum of 80 entries

Entries to
Taranaki Racing Office or email [email protected],
or contact Noel Stanley 027 222 5643

Entrants are also invited to attend complimentary drinks & nibbles on Friday evening, in the La Mer Lounge, from 5pm

Download the details here

Race times are issued by the TAB approximately a month before the race day. These will be updated as soon as we have them.

Timeline Guide
Midday Race Days
Gates open an hour before the first race
The first race is usually between 12pm and 1pm
The last race is usually between 4.30 and 5.30pm

Updated race times are posted here and on our Facebook page, both in the feed and the event.