NZ Cup Day Fashion & Style

Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day is an institution on the Canterbury social calendar and the party this year is 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 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day at Addington.

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

The Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes fashion and The Hits 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 international for the Best Dressed Lady and Best Dressed Man, 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

The Hits Body Art:

  • The Hits Body Art Overall Winner


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

10.30am  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  The Hits Body Art Registration Closes
1.05pm  The Hits Body Art Judging begins


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

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

Download 2018 Terms & Conditions of Entry

Download 2018 Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes Guidelines

Download 2018 The Hits Body Art Guidelines


Dressing to Impress

Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting 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! It is also 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 is 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.

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