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Join the thrill, the glamour and the fun of Wellington’s biggest summer party, returning in 2020 for the ultimate celebration.

There's no party like it!

Wellington Cup Carnival comes alive over three consecutive weekends of racing at Trentham Racecourse, right on Wellington city's doorstep.

Classic Day — Saturday 11 January

The first day of the Wellington Cup Carnival and showcases what is traditionally one of the best racing days in New Zealand including three black-type races with entertainment. Horse racing at its best!

Wellington Cup Day — Saturday 18 January

Wellington Cup Day is the jewel in the crown of Wellington Cup Carnival. On top of the quality racing the day will be packed with action and entertainment with stages, bands, and the iconic Fashion in the Field.

Get set for the beautifully dressed, the popping of corks and the thunder of the hooves. Wear your finest heels, don your smartest suits and get ready for Wellington Cup Day - there’s no party like it!

Family Day — Saturday 25 January

Perfectly designed to entertain the whole family, come along for world-class racing with free family entertainment. Enjoy the Kids Fashion in the Field, games, performances, and themed races.