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Canterbury Draught New Zealand Cup

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Join the celebrations for the 140th Cup Day since it was first run in 1865. You will be witness to top thoroughbreds from throughout Australiasia battling it out in the ultimate endurance test for these bred-to-compete racehorses. 3200metres of grass is what stands between the starting gates and a valuable purse worth $180,000.

The day also features the $50,000 Lindauer Stakes, the $40,000 Christchurch Casino Churchill Stakes; eight races with a stake of $27,500 or more. The Air New Zealand/Millennium Hotels and Resorts Fashion In The Field competition brings out the best in hats, heals and hemlines for a day that is as much about social hobnobbing as it is about watching this spectacular sport. Bands, a big screen, fine food and refreshments add to the colour, glamour and excitement that is Cup Day.

Saturday 13 November 2004. First race 12.35pm.

Riccarton Park Race Course, Racecourse Road, Yaldhurst.

Entry $10.00. Value Packs $45.00 and $65.00. Private suites, marquees, ‘Car Park Parties’ can be arranged (limited availability).

For more information phone 03 342 8928 or visit www.riccartonpark.co.nz.