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Leopard Hotel Waipukurau Raceday ft F.A.W.C

8 November 2020

Admission: $10 - Under 16's FREE 

Gates Open: 11.30am

First Race: 12.25pm

Last Race: 5.03pm

Track: TBC

Races: 9

BYO: Limited 6 bottles of beer or 1 bottle of wine per person. Public Lawn only. 


Hawke’s Bay Racing is set to host the best Christmas at the Races end of year party. After working hard all year it’s time to celebrate and treat yourself and your colleagues, friends or family to a fun-filled day out. It’s an occasion not to be missed with live entertainment, great food, thrilling thoroughbred action and all the joys of Christmas.

Join one of our package offerings or park up on the public lawn with a picnic. This is a superb afternoon out! 




F.A.W.C! - Holy Smoke - Global Grilling at the Races 

$139 per person

Taste international flavours, grilled, smoked, spit-roasted & BBQ'd by renowned Grill Jockey Raymond at Hawke's Bay Racing this summer. 

This unique one-off event will keep the smoke rollin' throughout the afternoon using Argentine Grilling, Asado, Spit Roasting, Barrel Smoking and Parille to cook a wide range of meat, fish and vegetables to perfection. 

This smokland experience will be the centre point of 'The Village' of mini marquees at the Hawke's Bay Races. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the races from your group’s personal marquee in our Christmas-themed Marquee Village.

To accompany there will be a wide range of Villa Maria wines, Three Wise Birds Ciders and a selection of New Zealand's most loved beers all included in the package. 

Package includes:

  • Three-course International grilling extravaganza served by Grill Jockey Raymond van Rijk
  • A beverage package including beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks (cash bar for spirits)*
  • Live entertainment including music and performers
  • Easy access to TAB facilities
  • Private marquee within The Village with tables, chairs & umbrella

NB: Minimum of 10 people per marquee with a maximum of 14 before another marquee is required


Mistletoe Lounge - $125 per person 

This shared, social package has been a sell out for the past three years and promises to be in demand this year. The Mistletoe Lounge has a fabulous festive atmosphere for you to enjoy with your friends or colleagues on raceday.

Your package includes:

  • Christmas-themed buffet meal served by Vertigo Catering
  • A beverage package including beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks (cash bar for spirits)
  • TAB facilities in close proximity to TV screens for watching the action
  • Racebooks and pens provided
  • Reserved Table within the Silks Lounge

 *Terms and conditions apply.


Private Suites - $125 per person - SOLD OUT

Hawke's Bay Racing boasts a number of fabulous private indoor lounges for you to host your guests this Christmas. The Lounges are perfect for a group of 40 - 150 people. 

Your package includes:

  • Christmas-themed buffet meal served by Vertigo Catering
  • Private TAB facilities and Trackside TV
  • A beverage package including beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Racebook and pen per person 
  • Course admisssion 

 *Terms and conditions apply.


Bookings Contact:

Sam Alexander  


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