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|2013 Pacific Jewellers Wellington Cup Day [Sport & Recreation]|
Experience the thrills, glamour and excitement of New Zealand’s biggest race day. Wellington Cup Day on Saturday 26January is the main event of the Pacific Jewellers Wellington Cup Carnival at Trentham Racecourse, Upper Hutt.
Wellington Cup Day promises glamour, excitement and some of the finest thoroughbred horse racing action of the season. The Pacific Jewellers Wellington Cup is New Zealand’s version of The Melbourne Cup - not so much the race that stops a nation but the race that kick-starts Wellington’s year.
25,000 people are expected to gather at Trentham to celebrate New Zealand’s biggest party at the races.
Wellington Cup Day plays host to dignitaries, VIPs, international and nationwide visitors, and Wellingtonians from the glamorous to the casual, in silk-lined marquees through to the more laid back Centre of Course. It’s a day to splash out on that new dress or suit, to spend hours on your wax lines, follicles and muscle tone, for singles to show their stuff, Mums and Dads to leave their kids behind, and join in the outrageous party that is Cup Day.
There will be plenty of music and entertainment on offer too.
The Fashion in the Field is definitely the most fashionable place to be and be seen. The Wellington Racing Club and its partners have put together a spectacular collection of prizes for their popular Fashion in the Field competition, with interest in the event expected to be stronger than ever. Categories include: Contemporary Lady of the Carnival; Traditional Lady of the Carnival; Man of the Carnival; Couple of the Carnival; Designer of the Carnival; and the Supreme Winner.
Please note that a complete BYO alcohol ban exists across the entire Racecourse, both front and back entrances.
We invite you to share in some Trentham magic this Wellington Cup Carnival. Everyone will be there - will you?
Wellington Cup Day - all you need to know