Grand National Festival of Racing 2019


03 Aug 2019

First day: Saturday, August 3 - Group 3, Winter Cup; Wednesday, Second day: Hospitality NZ Canterbury Grand National Hurdles; Third day: Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge NZ Grand National Steeples & Winter Fashion In The Field

Start Date: 03 Aug 2019
Finish Date: 10 Aug 2019

Grand National Festival of Racing - 3, 7 & 10 August - Buy tickets here 
Discover the wonder of winter racing with fashion, food and thrilling racing plus live music in the birdcage each day.
First day
Saturday, August 3 - Group 3,  Winning Edge Presentations Winter Cup
Second day
Wednesday, August 7 - Hosptality NZ Canterbury Grand National Hurdles
Third day
Saturday, August 10-  Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge NZ Grand National Steeplechase / Winter Fashion In The Field
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


Dining is available in the Balmerino Roon - $40 for a magnificent buffet meal.  Bookings are not required. See sample menu here 


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. Download a PDF.

Suite/Hospitality Packages available via
Kym Berney

Phone: (03) 336-0055 DDI

Check out: for a list of all accomodation options in Christchurch or email for assistance with our preferred providers.

Need somewhere to stay
The Classic Villa - Luxury boutique hotel on Worcester Boulevard. A brief walk to the Casino.
Racecourse Hotel Motor Lodge - 46 units right next door to the course on Racecourse Road
City Park Motel - affordable style on Riccarton Road