Grand National Festival of Racing


10 Aug 2019

Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge 145th NZ Grand National Steeplechase and Christchurch Casino Winter Classic - a Premier raceday

Start Date: 10 Aug 2019
Finish Date: 10 Aug 2019


Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge 145th NZ Grand National Steeplechase and Christchurch Casino Winter Classic - a Premier raceday 

First race underway at 11:30am with the last at 4:51pm (unconfirmed times)

Entry to the Grand National Lawn (in front of the stand) is from Steadman Road. The Racecourse Road entry does not provide an access into this area.

Live Music in the birdcage between the races.


WINTER FASHION IN THE FIELD - The Balmerino Room, Club Stand. Saturday August 10th from 2:30pm.

Overall winner to receive a trip for two to Fashion Weekend in Auckland, August 30 – September 1

Includes airfares, accommodation with Grand Millennium, 2 front row tickets to the opening of NZ Fashion Weekend (Friday night), VIP transfer to the opening show (Friday night), 2 front row tickets to 6 shows/seminars over the weekend, 2 Premium Goodie bags & a $100 voucher to be used on-site at bar/cafes. 

Ladies runner up to receive - a beautiful pair of 18ct Autore South Sea pearl earrings valued at $695 from Young's Jewellers.

Registrations on the day in the raceday office from 12midday - 2.00pm or Pre-register with Alison 03 336 0040 


Al Basti Equiworld "Best Turned Out" rewarding the Stappers for their great efforts - read about the awards here

General Entrance $12 ($15 on the day)
Entrance & Members Stand $37 ($45 if purchased individually on the day)
Festival Combo Pack $65 (includes entrance/stand/racebook/buffet luncheon and first drink) ($90 if purchased individually on the day)

Festival Hospitality Suite - includes private suite with a food and beverage package. Options for a minimum of 15 and up to 30 people at $145 per head. Dowmload a PDF.

Dining is available in the Balmerino - $35 for a magnificent buffet meal.  Bookings are not required.

Suite/Hospitality Packages available via
Kym Berney

Phone: (03) 336-0055 DDI

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