The day when the focus is on form, the Platinum Homes Taranaki Cup delivers. Featuring a thrilling line up of eight premier races including the Platinum Homes Taranaki Cup, the Phoenix Park 2YO Classic, and the $80,000 Platinum Homes Taranaki Summer Challenge the day showcases some of the country's best horses and jockeys, and fantastic prize money.
The glamour day of the Summer Carnival where guests enjoy fizz, fashion, fun, and famous faces in the Prosecco Marquee where the Turning Point Fashion At The Races event is held.
If you're serious about punting, there is also a Punting Competition with $4,000 prize money for first place. Contact the office to book.
Cup Day is the jewel in the Pukekura Raceway Summer Carnival racing calendar. Don't miss out on this fantastic day.
PUKEKURA RACEWAY | YOUR ENTERTAINMENT DESTINATION
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 $10
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.
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)
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)
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.
Race times are issued by the TAB approximately a month before the race day. These will be updated as soon as we have them.
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.