ISF 2018

Bring a picnic and pitch up on the Trentham Lawn or treat yourselves to a Mini Marquee with a guaranteed great view of the track.


First race: Scheduled 12.17 pm *

Last race: Scheduled 4.56 pm *

Number of Races: 9 

Gates open: 10.30 am 

Race program and times here

Activities available from 12 noon


(*initial race timing schedule is normally available approx 4 weeks from the event however final timings are not confirmed until the Wednesday of the week of the event. We apologise for any inconvenience) 

Download 'What's On' or 

check out the Racebook and the More FM Kids Go Racing area on the day for a list of what's on throughout the day. 


Kids Fashion in the Field

Natural horsemanship display and tricks

Funworx - licensed to thrill bouncy castles!

  • Iron Man Challenge
  • King of the Mountain
  • Wrecking Ball Challenge
  • Jurassic Adventure Obstacle Course
  • Water Slide

New World Cupcake Decorating

Rural Trading Post Petting Zoo

Fire Service display

Enchanted Disney Entertainers

Face Painting

Meet Greyhounds for Pets

My Little Brain Box - check them out



The Wellington Cup Day, Fashion in the Field Stage will be set to let the young ones catwalk - it's the day to let our up and coming stars have the spotlight to shine!

Fabulous prizes awarded for each category:

Little Chap Wellington
Little Miss Wellington

Under 5's Parade
Dress as your favourite Disney Character!

Master Wellington
Little Lady Wellington

6 - 11 Year Olds
Hands down the most popular category, pick your outfit carefully, the best dressed in racewear will take the prize out here.  

Master Teen Wellington
Miss Teen Wellington

12 - 17 Year Olds
The perfect practice before reaching the heights of Wellington Cup Day Fashion in the Field, take all aspects into account - poise, coordination, style and grace - this years winner could be you!

Register on the day, registrations will close at 2pm.

Timings are to be confirmed but will be available in the racebook.



General Admission $10 

17 and under Free when accompanied by an adult


Be a Member for a Day (Members Stand access) $20

Members Stand tickets can be purchased for $20 each (Non Members) or Members can purchase up to two additional tickets for $15 each. Tickets purchased prior to race day include gate entry. Tickets can also be purchased on the day from the Raceday office but do not include gate entry.

Members Stand dress standards 




A Member on course could win $50 000! But you must be here to win! 

Find out more 


A $5 punters Club will be operating on races 3 through to the second to last race. Tickets will be available from the race day office and various totes around the course. A great way to have a little flutter without having to study the form. 

Family Day Punters


Your reserved marquee in front of the Public Stand with unlimited track views

Upgrade your favourite family raceday with a mini marquee, set with tables and chairs for ten guests. Don’t miss a minute of the action with perfect views of the horses parading the birdcage and thundering down the finishing straight. And better still, with your reserved spot – no need to worry about arriving early to save a space. 

Your day at Wellington Races includes: 

  • Course admission
  • Racebook and pen
  • Your reserved mini marquee with table and chairs
  • A drink on arrival to set the mood for the day
  • A bottle of water





$495 - mini marquee for 10 guests


Mini marquees are designed to cater for 10 guests with table and chairs comfortably. Multiple mini marquees can be purchased with guaranteed placement next to each other and dividing walls removed to create one ‘space’ for your party within the village.

Credit card fees will apply


Gazebo Spot - SOLD OUT

Your reserved gazebo in front of the Public Stand with prime track views

Enjoy family day your way with a little less hassle. Don’t worry about arriving early to save a spot, your gazebo will be ready and waiting on a lovely patch of grass with perfect track views. Just bring your picnic and some seats and that’s your raceday sorted!

Your day at Wellington Races includes: 

  • Course admission for 2 adults
  • Your reserved gazebo and track view




$150 - gazebo spot including general admission for 2 adults, Kids free


Sitting picnic style a gazebo is designed to fit up to 10 guests comfortably. So if you wish to have more adults in your area, additional guests will need to purchase a General Admission ticket. 

Credit card fees will apply



Terrace Restaurant Dining

Level 1, Members Stand with first class views over the Birdcage and the track

Treat the family to Trentham’s terraced, premier restaurant, giving the little ones the perfect view over the birdcage to experience the magic of racing. A Feature Buffet designed with all the family favourites will go down a treat! 


Your day at Wellington Races includes:

  • Course admission
  • Racebook and pen for each guest 
  • Your reserved seat and table for guests in the precedence of the Terrace Restaurant
  • Access to the Members Stand** and Members car parking
  • A reserved table for you and your guests
  • An entrée served to your table
  • Feature Buffet main course and dessert
  • Afternoon tea served to your table
  • Beverage service to your table (beverages not included in ticket price)
  • Dedicated host
  • Access to the Members Stand Betting facilities 
 To book please contact:
04 528 9611


$65.00 per adult
$45.00 per child aged 14-17
$30.00 per child 13 and under  

Family Feature Buffet

Note: Wellington Racing Club Members may purchase up to two tickets at $55 pp

Credit card fees will apply

** Kids pricing on offer

 ** Members Stand dress standards apply



Level 3, Members Stand with the best views in the house

Great for businesses, friends, sports groups or just for a spectacular day at the races. What better way to entertain with ceiling to floor windows, a Corporate Box provides the most sought after sporting views on offer. 

Your day at Wellington Races includes:

  • Course admission
  • Your exclusive Corporate Box for a minimum 15 guests (to a maximum of 70) set with tables, chairs and bar-leaners. Lift access available.
  • Premier Buffet style luncheon with dessert and afternoon tea
  • Access to the Members** facilities at Trentham
  • Access to members carparking located off Racecourse Road for your guests
  • Racebook and pen for each guest
  • TAB television screens inside your Box
  • Extensive beverage service available (beverages not included in price)
  • TAB Betting facilities plus toilets located via the foyer outside your exclusive Corporate Box

To book please contact:

04 528 9611



$80.00 per person

Premier Buffet

Menu upgrades available

Note: Minimum booking is for 15 guests.

Credit card fees will apply

 ** Members Stand dress standards apply

TG Girl



Located within the Members Stand

Casual Dining on the first level of the Members stand (via the Wellington Room) for only $40 per person. 
Please note you must have access to the members stand

THE WINNING POST KIOSK: Ground Floor Members Stand. Outside seating and open to the public

Barista coffee and cafe style menu

THE VINES CAFE & BAR: Ground Floor Public Stand

Cafe style food plus your favourite Hot Dogs, chips, sandwiches etc

TELFORD CAFE & BAR: Located Ground Floor Members Stand (South end)

Cafe style food plus your favourite Hot Dogs, chips, sandwiches etc. 
Please note you must have access to the members stand

WELLINGTON ROOM & CASTLETOWN CAFE: Located First Floor Members Stand (South end)

Bar facilities and Cafe style food available.
Please note you must have access to the members stand

THE MILLING FLOOR: Located 2nd Floor Members Stand

Open for our Members with excellent access to the top level of the stand.



By train

Leaving central Wellington every 30 minutes (5 minutes past and 35 minutes past the hour), approx time from City to Trentham is 40 mins. Return trains to Wellington from Trentham also leave at 5 minutes past and 35 minutes past the hour.Click here for Metlink timetables.
All trains will be stopping at departing from the western platform at Trentham (Ararino Street). Access to the course is available via the overbridge (North of the station) or via the pedestrian link to the south in line with Camp St, Granville Street, then along Racecourse Road.

By car

Trentham Racecourse is located on Racecourse Road. Public parking is available on Racecourse Road and surrounding areas. Members, Owners, Jockeys & Trainers are invited to park in the Leger Car Park at the Northern end of the course (100m past the turnstiles on Racecourse Road. Click here for Google Maps

Race Program is still to be confirmed

For more information please call us on 04 528 9611


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