Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup Day at Riccarton Park Racecourse on Saturday is officially sold out.
The Canterbury Jockey Club announced that sales for the capacity attendance of 15,000 people was reached on Thursday afternoon. Consequently, there will be no sales on the day.
The figure of 15,000 includes the allocation for owners of horses racing on the day who are sent their official ticket by way of an ‘Owners Letter’ from New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing.
Interest in the day is further highlighted by a record number of horses totalling 243 wanting to compete on this iconic day across 12 races.
The two feature races, the Gr.1 Barneswood Farm New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) and Gr.3 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup (3200m), will start at 2:56pm and 4:06pm respectively.