New Zealand's richest, biggest and most glamorous week of racing kicked off with TV3 Derby Day - a prestigious day of horse racing, fashion, corporate hospitality and entertainment.
New Zealand's premier race - the Group I $750,000 TV3 New Zealand Derby was won in true style by Habibi! The Group III $100,000Darley Plate was won by Petty Cury, the $40,000 Crombie Lockwood Nathan's Memorial by Guns At Five and the $40,000 Lindsay Mile was won by Impell. Congratulations to the connections!
New Zealand's most fashionable racegoers has an amazing day in the Fashion Village watching Prix de Fashion with the stunning Claudia Campbell winning Prix de Fashion 2013 with over $30,000 in prizes from Natalie Chan couture millinery, Naveya & Sloane bespoke jewellery, Bobbi Brown luxury cosmetics, return flights for two to New York City with Hawaiian Airlines, an exclusive shopping spree at Westfield 277 and a trip to the Melbourne Cup Carnival to compete in the MYER Fashions on the Field including4 night’s accommodation at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, two tickets to Emirates Melbourne Cup Day and two tickets to Crown Oaks Day with hospitality in the MYER Fashions on the Field enclosure on both days!
The ultimate Auckland Cup Week foodie experience from the team at Taste of Auckland was a true taste sensation for all racegoers! The Gourmet Village was open to everyone and featured the award-winning restaurant The Grove serving signature dishes and a number of tastes exclusively designed for Auckland Cup Week!
The elegant Lindauer Lounge was oncourse and was perfect place for a little indulgence and pamering for all racegoers (aged 18+ years) who enjoyed a complimentry glass of New Zealand's most loved sparkling wine!
TV3 Derby Day was a great day for friends and families to catch up and enjoy some fun in the sun! It was the best way to launch Auckland Cup Week, New Zealand's richest, biggest and most glamorous week of racing!
REMEMBER! You're more than welcome to bring along your own food, unopened non-alcoholic beverages, umbrellas, chairs, picnic tables, mini-marquees (and even the kitchen sink!) into public areas oncourse, but you'll have to leave the stronger stuff at home as Ellerslie is a fully-licensed venue and BYO alcohol is not permitted.