T&C’s of Booking & Entry

NOTE: All information is correct for the 2020 event. Once the T&C’s of booking and entry are confirmed for the NZ Trotting Cup Day in 2021 they will be updated here. Please check back here regularly for updates.

We want your experience at IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day to be safe and enjoyable. The information below tells you your booking terms, what you can bring into the venue or need to leave at home, what behaviour is and isn’t acceptable and what the consequences are if you fail to follow these Terms and Conditions.

Your entry to the venue is subject to you complying with these conditions. Please make sure you have everything you need for the day on entry as there are no “pass outs” issued.

While we endeavour to communicate as much as possible, Addington may amend these Terms & Conditions at short or no notice for reasons of safety and security.

Purchase of Tickets
Addington uses the third-party ticketing platform ‘TicketFairy.com’ as an intermediary to sell Event Tickets. No other ticketing company is authorised to sell Event Tickets. Ticket sales may be subject to the terms and conditions of third party payment platforms, and you are solely responsible for paying any and all booking fees and charges in connection with the sale, including but not limited to transaction and processing fees (which for the avoidance of doubt are additional to the advertised ticket price).

Patron Safety and Enjoyment
We want everyone to have a great time in a safe environment and we appreciate your help to make this happen.

  • Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult or legal guardian at all times.
  • No person under the age of 18 years will be admitted to the Lindauer Lawn area on IRT New Zealand Trotting Cup Day.
  • You and your possessions may be searched before entering the venue, during the event or when leaving the venue. If you refuse to participate in searches, you may be denied entry or asked to leave the venue.
  • All patrons wishing to be served alcohol in the general public, Lindauer Lawn, Punters Lounge or hospitality areas must wear a wristband. Wristbands for hospitality areas will be provided with your hospitality pass. AWOP wristbands for General Admission, Lindauer Lawn and Punters Lounge will be provided on entry.
  • The dress code is race day wear and you must be appropriately dressed. The right of admittance is reserved to Addington staff and their decision will be final. Clothing must conform to a reasonable standard of decency relevant to the event.
  • In particular, no person will be permitted entry with:
– Bare feet
– Clothing containing offensive messages or gang patches
– Inappropriate costume(s)
– Work boots or Hi-vis reflective clothing
  • Some events may include activities that could be a risk to your health and safety. You acknowledge this and enter the venue at your own
  • Some venues are outdoors. In such cases, no alternative facilities are available in the event of unfavourable
  • Programmes, menus and the duration and timing of entertainment, events and other activities may be subject to alteration without notice. We reserve the right to vary, add, withdraw or substitute advertised programmes, menus, seating arrangements and/or facilities at any time.
  • You will be responsible for your belongings, do not leave them unattended.
  • You must keep access ways, entry doors, stairs and emergency exits clear at all times.
  • Our venue is smoke free, and you may only smoke in designated areas.
  • You may be monitored by CCTV and your actions recorded.

Behaviour Standards
Your behaviour can influence the experience for you and others, and we expect a high standard of behaviour. We want everyone to have a great experience so please follow these guidelines:

  • Follow the instructions of venue and event
  • Be in possession of a valid ticket or
  • As we are a licensed venue you must not bring in or take out any alcohol without our prior
  • You may be asked to provide identification to prove your age if you wish to purchase alcohol. Forms of identification we will accept are:
– A valid passport
– New Zealand drivers’ licence
– HANZ 18+ card
  • If you become intoxicated, you will be required to leave the event and
  • If you do any of the following you may be refused entry to the venue or required to leave the venue:
– Unauthorised gambling
– Your ticket is damaged or defaced in any way
– Your ticket was not purchased from an authorised point of sale
– Sell tickets or merchandise or promoting products or services
– Take unauthorised commercial photographs or video
– Enter, attempt to enter or interfere with a restricted area, e.g. racetrack, IRT Stables
– Bring in items that are not allowed
– Damage, deface or misuse any part of the venue or equipment
– Behave in a disruptive or offensive manner
– Behave in a way that unreasonably affects others working or attending the event
– Supply alcohol to minors
– Are the subject of a current trespass order

Things You Can Bring With You
There are some things that you are welcome to bring when you attend an event provided that their presence or use doesn’t interfere with the event or disturb others enjoyment.

You can bring:

  • Personal effects such as a coat and a small bag.
  • A mobile phone, personal camera or electronic device.
  • A disability assist dog.

Things You Can’t Bring With You
For everyone’s safety and enjoyment there are some things you may not bring with you. We also have commercial partnerships that we need to protect.

Please leave the following restricted items behind when attending IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day as you may be required to surrender them as a condition of entry to the venue. We are unable to provide storage and surrendered items may not be returned.

You can’t bring:

  • Alcohol or Illegal substances or
  • No commercial food of any type
  • Flasks/Thermos.
  • Sound devices that are considered by venue management to be a nuisance, including air horns, drums, whistles and
  • Bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, skates or
  • Signage, products, clothing or equipment considered by venue management to be
  • Unauthorised promotional material including signage, products and
  • Flares, fireworks, laser lights/pointers or
  • Gang patches/colours.
  • Weapons of any kind or items that may be used as a weapon and items that may be thrown, e.g. bolts, marbles.
  • Professional camera, video or audio recording equipment, unless prior permission has been
  • Furniture, including but not limited to seats, sofas, sun umbrellas.
  • Animals (except disability assist dogs).
  • Items that may be used for defacing or damaging property, e.g. markers.
  • Items that could cause harm or public nuisance as determined by venue
  • Chilly bins, picnic baskets or large

Other Conditions
There are no ticket refunds unless there are circumstances beyond our reasonable control. Refunds are issued at the discretion of Addington.

AWOP (Another Way Of Paying) will be in operation in The Edge Public Village, the Lindauer Lawn/Rooftop and the Punters Lounge. Your AWOP wristband will be needed for all purchases of food and beverage. It can also be used to donate to our charity collectors, purchase a race book(s) and betting. Betting with cash will still be available. Collection of any betting winnings will be paid in cash.

The TAB is required by law to see photo ID and proof of address if you are betting or collecting $1,000 or more unless you have a Punters Pass or TAB account. For more information visit tab.co.nz.

Only those patrons with a valid hospitality pass maybe on the racetrack when moving in and out of the centre of the course area and must be supervised by and follow the instructions of the security staff.

No vehicles will be allowed access to the course until 9.30am. All vehicles will be subject to alcohol checks. Parking in the centre of the course is limited to patrons with a valid hospitality pass and flat deck trucks, buses or campervans will not be admitted at all.

Any audio, photographic or visual recordings taken at the venue including by remote piloted aircraft systems (e.g. drones), by contractors or photographers appointed by Addington become the property of Addington. These audio, photographic or visual recordings may be used in future advertising and publicity and by  entering  Addington Raceway, you are deemed to have agreed to consent to their use.

Any audio, photographic or visual recordings taken at the venue  of  the  events  by  you  may  only  be  used  for  your private purposes.

Addington collects and stores personal information when tickets are purchased. Pursuant to the Privacy Act 1993, you have the right to view and correct your personal information held by Addington.

You agree not to hold the venue or event staff liable for any claim of loss, damage, cost or expense resulting from or in relation to your attendance at our venue.

In the unfortunate event that you do not follow the conditions of entry you may be subject to the following actions:

  • You may be refused entry or required to leave the venue.
  • If you are intoxicated, you will be refused entry or required to leave the
  • Police may be asked to remove you from the
  • You may be issued with a trespass notice from the venue for a period of 2
  • You may be prosecuted for any criminal

Circumstances Beyond Our Reasonable Control
If we cannot provide the services on the date set out in your booking due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control, we will promptly notify you with the circumstances and we will cancel your booking by giving you further notice and provide you with a full refund of the booking.

Dispute Resolution
Mediation: In the event of a dispute between you and Addington Raceway concerning any matter relating to these Terms, such matter will be referred to the mediation of a single mediator. The referral will be commenced by either party serving written notice on the other requiring the matter to be referred to a mediator to be appointed by both you and us. Failing agreement on the appointment of the mediator within five (5) working days after the date of service of the notice, the mediator will be appointed at the request of either party by the President for the time being of the New Zealand Law Society (Canterbury Branch) or his or her nominee. The guidelines to govern the mediation will be set by the mediator.

Submission to Arbitration: If the matter is not resolved by mediation within twenty (20) working days of the date of appointment of the mediator, a party may submit the matter to a single arbitrator to be appointed by the President of the New Zealand Law Society (Canterbury Branch) or his or her nominee. Such arbitration will be completed in accordance with the provisions of the Arbitration Act 1996. The decision of the arbitrator (including any decision as to which party will bear the costs of the arbitration) will be final and binding on the parties.


Enjoy your time at the IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day 2020

For all enquiries phone 03 338 9094 or email info@addington.co.nz