Sport of Kings

Known historically as the ‘sport of kings’, horse racing dates back to the 1500s, when British aristocracy wanted an excuse to mix and mingle in high society, with a strict dress code ensuring the royal tone of the event was maintained. And so, it continues today.       Whether it’s the thrill of watching […]

Fashion, frocks & fascinators

A spectacle of racing will entertain the crows, celebratory bubbles will clink and fabulous fashion will feature because, for as long as we can remember, fashion has been inextricably entwined with horse racing.     And although fierce competition between trainers, drivers and breeders is a timeless feature of the sport, the fashion stakes too […]

Shoes, Glorious Shoes: Wink Shoe Store

Finding that perfect pair of shoes to wear at the race-track can be a frustrating process, especially if you’ve filled long, fruitless hours trudging from shop to shop with nothing to show for it but blisters and disappointment.     Is it too much to ask for a pair of shoes that both flatter our […]

From top to toe: Magazine Designer Clothing

For a stunning Cup Day outfit, the team at Magazine Designer Clothing can dress you from top to toe.     Choose from the beautiful selection of predominantly New Zealand-made designer clothing and an exquisite range of accessories to complement your outfit, including jewellery, fascinators and bags. Whether you are off to the races or […]

Hot to trot

Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day – 11 November 2019 – is one of the hottest events on the Christchurch social calendar. So it’s not surprising that we’re already turning to magazines, celebrities and designers for inspiration. After all, for almost as far back as memory permits, horse racing has been entwined almost inextricably […]