Addington Cup Day Alcohol Ban

With Christchurch’s Cup and Show Week nearly underway.  We’ve got some advice for those thinking about going.

What you need to know

Addington Raceway and Riccarton Park are the country’s biggest week in horse racing.

More than 20,000 people are expected to pour through the gates at Addington next Tuesday to watch the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup.

Tickets are available online and at the gate for both Addington and Riccarton.


Take a taxi or hop on a bus, or arrange to be dropped off nearby. Addington also offers a free bus service to the city from 5.30pm on Cup Day.

To plan your route and reduce travel delays, go to Transport for Christchurch>

For more information about bus services, visit metro info>

Alcohol ban areas on Cup Days

The Addington alcohol ban from 9am to 10pm on the day of the New Zealand Trotting Cup covers the area bounded by Lincoln Road, Moorhouse Avenue, Blenheim Road, Matipo Street and Wrights Road.

The Riccarton alcohol ban from 7am to midnight on the day of the NZ Cup covers the area bounded by Yaldhurst Road, Middlepark Road, Epsom Road, Main South Road, Racecourse Road, Buchanans Road, Carmen Road and Masham Road.

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