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New Year's Day Races

1 January 2021

General Admission: $10 Early Bird (until 1pm 30th Dec) - $15 Gate Sales

Members Stand: $30pp  (until 1pm 31st Dec) - $35 on the day

Under 16's - Free

Gates Open: 11.30am

First Race: 12.30pm

Last Race: 4.40pm

Races: 8

Track: TBC

BYO: Limit 6 bottles of beer or 1 bottle of wine per person

General Admission & Members Stand 






Celebrate the New Year at the Hawke's Bay Races. Enjoy a fun-filled day with plenty of free activities for the kids, live music and great racing action for the adults to enjoy. Pack a picnic or sample the fabulous local food and wine Hawke's Bay has to offer.

There is something on-course for everyone to enjoy, while you all relax and unwind after the bustle of Christmas and New Year. Adults enjoy live music, local food and drink and the chance to relax and unwind whilst studying the race form. A punters club will be operating on the day, for your share in the racing action tickets are $10.

Premier Lounge - $125 per person

The Premier Lounge is a great way to enjoy your day with friends and family with a prime view of the racecourse and all of the racing action! This package includes:

  • Course admission, parking, bottled water and racebooks for each guest

  • Scrumptious buffet lunch and dessert

  • Beverage package including beer, wine, juice and soft drinks

  • TAB facilities

To book package please contact


The Village - Reserved Marquee - $850 for 10 people ($85 per person - min 10 people) 

Enjoy the action from your own reserved marquee in The Village, located up close to the racing action near the finishing post. This package includes:

  • Course admission, parking, bottled water and racebooks for each guest

  • TAB facilities in close proximity

  • You are free to bring your own catering & beverages (there is no bar in this area) 

To book package please contact


Private Marquee Setup

Anyone setting up a private tent for the raceday on the front lawn can do so between 10.00am - 1.00pm on the 31st of December and from 10.30am on January 1st. The course Will Not be open to the General Public for setup at any other time. 


Private Catering 

If you are bringing your own marquee for this day and would like some catering options delivered to your marquee - contact Tom from Vertigo Catering and they can provide you with some options - - 0211191507 

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