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Canterbury Draught New Zealand Trotting Cup Day

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In Christchurch it’s known simply as Cup Day because for Cantabrians this is the most prestigious social and sporting event of the year. Cup Day is the feature on New Zealand’s harness racing calendar, drawing crowds in excess of 20,000 and creating an atmosphere that has the city energised from breakfast ‘til midnight.

It’s a day packed full of food, fashion, festivities, music and glamour and there is no better place to be than amongst it! The feature race is the Canterbury Draught New Zealand Trotting Cup, which sees the best horses from Australiasia race over 3200metres for a purse of $400,000. While the horses are the undisputed stars of the track, the fashion frenzy that accompanies Cup Day is a sight to behold. Be it on the Lindauer Lawn or in the Fashion Marquee ‘strut your stuff’ amongst celebrities and a social network that typifies the international racing scene.

Enjoy a corporate marquee or fine dining at the racecourse’s excellent facilities, or perhaps you’ll be fortunate enough to view the action from a corporate box. If there’s ever a time to organise your friends, spend big on a designer outfit and enjoy a day socialising and revelling in this spectacular sport it’s on the premiere day in the harness racing calendar, the Canterbury Draught New Zealand Trotting Cup Day.

Win an Avon City Ford, Ford Focus on Canterbury Draught New Zealand Trotting Cup Day. Entries are in the Press and you must be on course to win. See The Press for details.

Tuesday 9 November 2004. First race 11.15am

Addington Raceway, Jack Hinton Drive, Addington.

Entry $15.00.

For more information phone 03 338 9094.