NZ Cup Day Fashion & Style

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The information below is correct for Addington Cup Week in 2017.  This information will be updated throughout 2018 once details are confirmed.


Cnz-trotting-cup-2016-westfield-riccarton-best-dressed-ladyup Day is an institution on the Canterbury social calendar and the party’s on this year, bigger, brighter and better than ever! So what better excuse is there for the ladies to glam it up and the men to look sharp than the Cup Day races at Addington.

While the creme de la creme of the harness racing world are putting their best hoof forward on the track, the fashionistas get their chance to shine during the glamorous Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes Fashion and ZM Body Art competitions.

The ZM Body Art Competition is a highly contested competition and this year there will be two categories for ZM Body Art – The  ZM Body Art Overall Winner and The ZM Blend In, Stand Out Winner.  In the new category within the body art competition ‘ZM Blend In, Stand Out’, judges will be looking for the best incorporation of the ZM logo into your overall design. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

The Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes fashion and ZM Body Art competitions are so popular that they take centre stage. With entrants showcased on a stage in the Public Village, the finals take place on stage in the Presentation Area. The heats and finals are broadcast on big screens throughout the racecourse.

Whether you’re into haute couture or using your body as an art canvas, this is a competition you will want to be a part of. There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs, with over $20,000 worth of prizes to be won including return flights to Buenos Aires for the Best Dressed Lady, courtesy of Air New Zealand.

Start planning your outfit, dust off the hat, polish the shoes and get ready for a cup week like never before.


Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes:

  • The Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Lady
  • The Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Lady – Runner Up
  • The Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Man

ZM Body Art:

  • The ZM Body Art Overall Winner
  • The ZM Body Art ZM Blend In Stand Out Winner



We are very pleased to announce our “Dream Team” this year who will judge both Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes and ZM Body Art competitions;

Luke Bettesworth
Jackie O’Fee
Paul Flynn (Flynny)
Stacey Morrison (MC)

For more details on our Judges and MC please visit our Judges page.

Download Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes Guidelines

Download ZM Body Art Guidelines

Download Terms & Conditions of Entry


All heats and semi-finals are held on the stage in the Public Village
Timings are approximate and subject to change

10.00am  Registration Opens in the Westfield Riccarton Fashion Marquee
11.25am  First Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Lady Heat
12.00pm  Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Lady Registration Closes
12.30pm  Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Man Registration Closes
12.40pm  Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Man Heats Start
1.00pm  ZM Body Art Registration Closes
1.05pm  ZM Body Art Judging begins



All finals are in the presentation area
Timings are approximate and subject to change.

1.40pm  ZM Body Art Final
2.15pm  Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Man Final
 Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Lady Final


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Dressing to Impress

Cup Day is the ultimate day to impress so dust off your finest and wow the world! Think sassy yet sophisticated, sexy yet stylish! Formal day dresses, suits, ties and headwear! Cup Day is about what’s on your head, whether it be a fabulous fascinator, feathers, headbands or a striking hat. This isn’t restricted to the ladies either, men you can dust off those fedoras too!

We love to encourage your creative flair for race day….there are however some dress code no no’s for the Metropolitan Stand and all hospitality areas;

  • No denim
  • No shirts without collars
  • No jandals or sports shoes
  • No sporting wear
  • No tracksuits
  • No caps or beanies

A smart casual look is encouraged in all public areas of the racecourse.


Thank you to our 2017 sponsors:

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