A spectacle of racing will entertain the crowds, elegant glasses of bubbles will clink and fabulous spring race day fashion will be seen – welcome to the 115th running of the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day at Addington.
Tuesday 13 November is the highlight event in Canterbury’s social calendar and although there is fierce competition on the track, the fashion stakes are just as high. Addington is on track to bring fashion to the fore, as stylish racegoers prepare for this iconic event. The coveted Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes encourages everyone to go all out and put their best spring race day foot forward and, as such, the Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes and The Hits Body Art competitions are more of a head-turner each year with fine details all contributing to give that winning edge.
The 2018 judges are Senior Westfield Stylist Luke Bettesworth, owner of style consultancy Signature Style Jackie O’Fee, and radio DJ Paul ‘Flynny’ Flynn from The Hits Drive Show. Flynny’s co-host, Stacey Morrison, will again be MC for the Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes, while MCs for The Hits Body Art competition will be Brodie Kane and Dave ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald from The Hits Breakfast Show. The judges will be looking for that perfect race day outfit that combines style, originality, grooming – and of course the eye-catching head piece. Online entries are open until 10am on Monday 12 November (late entries can be made on the day).
With more than $20,000 worth of prizes up for grabs from Westfield Riccarton, Pascoes, Seiko, Peninsular Beachfront Resort Mooloolaba, Lancome and Air New Zealand, the competition will be fierce. Courtesy of Air New Zealand, the Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Lady winner will be winging her way to Hawaii, while a suave Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Man will win flights to Brisbane.
On the stylish and highly sought-after Lindauer Lawn Rooftop, the headline entertainment is New Zealand’s popular band Sons of Zion who will be living it up with their explosive sets as members seamlessly switch from vocals, to guitar, to drums and then back again. DJ duo Sweet Mix Kids, who have played some of the world’s coolest parties, clubs and toured supporting the likes of Adele and Ed Sheeran, will get the party going in the Public Village.
Get in quick to secure General Admission (with early bird pricing until 31 October) and Lindauer Lawn tickets, or for a supreme Race Day experience there are still limited hospitality options available. This year gates open at the later time of 10:30am and AWOP (Another Way Of Paying) will be an easy cashless option for Lindauer Lawn guests to take care of food and beverage purchases.
To purchase tickets or enter the Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes and The Hits Body Art go to addington.co.nz/cup-week.