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Six tips for a day at the races
We've pulled together a few of our top tips to ensure you have an epic day on-course!
LOVERACING.NZ | January 14, 2022

As temperatures soar, so too do the social calendars of any racing enthusiast. To help you make the most of your summer on-course, we’ve gathered a few of our top tips for an epic day!

Plan ahead

Cliché we know, but failing to plan is planning to fail (another cliché!). Think: outfit, timings and transport. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for our weekly ‘What’s On’ posts, including everything you need to know about upcoming racedays. 

Get up close and personal

Watch a race from the running rail. Get a feel for the speed and power of thoroughbreds, hear the thunder of their hooves. We promise an adrenaline rush far superior to that any rollercoaster ride can give.

Get snapping

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Dress for the occasion

Where else do you get to wear a fascinator or fedora these days? Not to mention, those wide-brimmed hats come in very handy when the sun’s beating down, which leads us to our next tip…

Slip, slop, slap etc.

We love our chestnuts, but you don’t want to be the one leaving the track a shade of red!

Put that Christmas $$ to good use

Place a bet or two! We can’t promise you’ll win big, but we can promise it will be exciting trying. Keen to make a more educated investment? Be sure to check out our form hub before hitting the track. Please gamble responsibly. 18+.

And voilà, you’re ready for an epic day at the races! All there’s left to do now is find an event – head to to do just that.