For those who stay in town over the Christmas holiday period, Ellerslie on Boxing Day is the place to be seen in your best clothes. Just as important as the full race meeting, is the main event of the day, the Sunday Star-Times National "Fashions in the Field" event. Prizes in excess of NZD130,000 are keenly contested in fashion categories including Best Dressed Man, Most Beautiful Hat, Ready to Wear and Most Outrageous Creation. So, get your glad rags on, and enjoy the carnival atmosphere of this special day on the racing and fashion calendar.
- Type: Sports and the Outdoors,Festivals & Fairs
- Nearest Train: Greenlane
- Venue Description:
If you're a racing fan, you must head to Ellerslie Racecourse to get a glimpse of all the action. This renowned racecourse is famous for its well-manicured gardens and lawns and hosts more than 25 races in a year. The Ellerslie Event Centre, a popular multi-purpose venue, is also located inside these grounds. So get out those fancy hats and get ready for a day at the races!