Show Day Races

Show Day Races is truly a fun cost-effective day out for everyone.  There will be no public surcharges, and entry will be by gold coin donation to Maia Health Foundation.   So be sure to pop along and celebrate elite racing at its best on one of NZ’s richest race days.

Racing highlights of the day are the Woodlands NZ Free-For-All and the Airpark Canterbury Dominion Trot.  The NZ Kidz Kartz Final is definitely a crowd pleaser for all ages.

Make sure you bring the kids along to enjoy our epic FREE kids’ entertainment zone, home to many exciting activities for all ages including, for the first time a FREE petting zoo.

There are numerous public areas available with your gold coin entry including the Lindauer and Blanc de Blanc Lawns, Twiggers and the Christian Cullen Lounge where tasty Kiwi treats and refreshments will be available.

Show Day Races headline act on the Lindauer Lawn will be……, make sure you follow our social media pages to be the first to hear who will be entertaining you!


A seat in Spectators to watch all the racing action on TV’s or via the exclusive outdoor area to the Lindauer Lawn.  You’ll have the opportunity to order one of Spectators famous pizzas amongst other delicious treats, snacks and refreshments off the menu.

Yay – children aged 14 years and under are FREE.  Be sure to get in quick as numbers are limited.

2019 Spectators Bar & Bistro Ticket Prices:

  • Adult (available 2 Sept until sold out) – $30 per person + booking fee
  • Children (aged 14 years and under) – Free (limited tickets)

Spectators will be open to everyone after the last race.


Oops, you were after Corporate Hospitality as you wish to provide the ultimate hosting experience to thank valued clients, staff, and friends, and to network with business leaders who attend this iconic event every year? That’s fine, for further details or to book visit our Hospitality page.

Were you wishing to go to Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup Day on Tuesday 12 November at Addington instead?  That’s fine, for further details or to book visit our Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup Day page.

With Show Day being a major event, on-site parking is limited.  We strongly recommend you taxi or bus to Addington.  Blue Star Taxis are our taxi company of choice.  Make sure to book your taxi through their App to receive 30% discount.


  • This is an R18 Supervised Area
  • Fully Licenced Venue and no alcohol is able to be brought on course


From 1 August 2019 the TAB is required by law to see Photo ID and proof of residential address if you are betting or collecting to the value of $1,000 or more, unless you have a Punters Pass or TAB Account.  For further information click here.

Download Addington’s Terms & Conditions of Entry