Grand National Racing Carnival 2018


04 Aug 2018

First day: Saturday, August 4 - Group 3, eStar Winter Cup; Wednesday, Second day: Hospitality NZ Canterbury Grand National Hurdles; Third day: Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge NZ Grand National Steeplecs

Start Date: 04 Aug 2018
Finish Date: 11 Aug 2018

Grand National Carnival - 4, 8 & 11 August - Buy tickets here 
First day
Saturday, August 4 - Group 3, eStar Winter Cup
Second day
Wednesday, August 8- Hosptality NZ Canterbury Grand National Hurdles
Third day
Saturday, August 11-  Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge NZ Grand National Steeplechase

The Grand National Racing Carnival provides a mix of flat and jumping races. 

Suite/Hospitality Packages 
Kym Berney

Phone: (03) 336-0055 DDI

The feature is undoubtedly the energy sapping Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge NZ Grand National Steeplechase, in which the field travels 5600 metres and jumps 22 of the toughest fences in the country.
New Zealand's best winter flat gallopers compete for Group 3 glory in the prestigious eStar Winter Cup over the 1600 metre distance.

The best horses in all classes are drawn from the length and breadth of the country to compete for the rich stakes offered.

This Carnival is one of the most important, successful and showcase meetings of the New Zealand racing scene. (And it shares the ocassion with other Winter Events in Christchurch city.)

Hospitality Suite - includes private suite with a food and beverage package. Options for a minimum of 15  and up to 30 people at $140 per head.- Download the flyer 

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