NZ Cup Day Fashion & Style


The information below was correct for Addington Cup Week 2016.  Please check back frequently for updated information in the lead up to Addington Cup Week 2017.

2016 Westfield Style Stakes and ZM Body Art Header Strip

congratulations to our 2016 winners


2016 Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Lady – Katie Flett

2016 Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Lady Runner Up – June Youngman

2016 Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Man – Gavin Borthwick



2016 ZM Body Art Winner – Angela Pethig (Artist)

Addington Cup Day - Welcoming People at Entrance

Cup 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, ladies and gentlemen will be putting their best foot forward on the catwalk on the fashion stage. The stand will be full of fascinators, hats and outfits to die for, so don’t miss out on this racing and fashion event of the year.

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


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
11.30am  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
12.45pm  Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Man Heats Start
1.00pm  ZM Body Art Registration Closes
1.10pm  ZM Body Art Judging begins



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

1.50pm  ZM Body Art Final
2.25pm  Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Man Final
 Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Lady Final


Addington Cup Day - Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes 1


Dressing to Impress

nz-trotting-cup-2016-westfield-riccarton-best-dressed-ladyCup 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 2016 sponsors:

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