New Zealand Cup and Show Week

5 - 12 November 2016

If you haven’t experienced the fun, excitement and glamour of New Zealand Cup and Show Week in Christchurch, then this is your chance! The annual eagerly anticipated event celebrates all things racing, fashion and entertainment, with a party atmosphere well worth taking a few days off work for.

 

Racing

Racing is a major focus of Cup and Show Week featuring on almost every day of the festival.

From gallops, trotting and greyhound racing, highlights include the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup, the Christchurch Casino NZ Cup and the New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas Day.

Sothys New Zealand 2000 Guineas Day
5 November, Riccarton Park Racecourse

Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day
8 November, Addington Raceway

Coupland’s Bakeries Mile
9 November, Riccarton Park Racecourse

Christchurch Casino New Zealand Greyhound Cup
10 November, Addington Raceway

Show Day Races
11 November, Addington Raceway

Christchurch Casino NZ Cup and New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas Day
12 November, Riccarton Park Racecourse

 

Canterbury A&P Show

The Canterbury Agricultural & Pastoral (A&P) Show has been a Canterbury institution since 1863. Running for 3 days (9 - 11 November) at the ASB Agricultural Park, around 3000 animals will compete in more than 1700 classes for best in show titles.

Farmyard fun, live entertainment, delicious food vendors, stomach-turning carnival rides and a raft of stall holders all add to the festivities. So pack-up the family and make a day of it!

 

Fashion and Fun

This is a week when fashion dictates. When months of planning are brought to a haute couture climax in a blaze of colour, style and outlandish hats all vying for the title of best dressed. Fashion focused events include:

Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes
8 November, Addington Raceway

Fashion in the Field
12 November, Riccarton Park Racecourse

Want to party more? Then get your groove on with iconic Kiwi performers Shapeshifter.

Shapeshifter
10 November, Horncastle Arena