Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup Day: Behind the scenes

On Tuesday 12 November, more than 20,000 people will descend on Addington Raceway which plays prestigious host to the 116th Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup Day. But for the team at Addington, the preparation begins in February and ramps up in May each year. Peter Walker caught up with some of the team and was […]

Colour for summer: Made in the Shade

As temperatures rise and days get longer, our diaries fill with happenings and events, such as Cup Week with all the glitter and glamour of Addington Cup Day, followed by Show Day and Riccarton Racecourse Gallops; not to mention the myriad of spring fêtes, stage shows and concerts – both indoor and outdoor – and […]

Editor’s Perspective: 10 October 2019

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” – Coco Chanel       Elite horse racing and fashion have long gone hand-in-hand and, while Cup Day is evidently an opportunity to honour a more traditional aesthetic, it equally represents the opportunity to add some colour and creativity to your hats, shoes and dresses. […]

June Youngman

Sartorial crème de la crème: Q&A with June Youngman

It’s one of the most eagerly awaited times of the year, when fashionistas flock to the sartorial arena at Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day and are put through their paces.     Addington Raceway & Events Centre plays prestigious host to ‘the’ crème de la crème of style showcases – Westfield Riccarton Style […]

Cutting a Dash on Cup Day

Cutting a Dash on Cup Day

This year marked the 115th running of the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup at Addington Raceway and the pomp and circumstance of the 2018 event was every bit as magnificent as the very first Cup Day, way back in 1904.     It was a day of glitz and glamour, bespoke tailoring, fantastical, whimsical […]

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On Course for fashionable fun: Addington Raceway

A spectacle of racing will entertain the crowds, elegant glasses of bubbles will clink and fabulous spring race day fashion will be seen – welcome to the 115th running of the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day at Addington.       Tuesday 13 November is the highlight event in Canterbury’s social calendar and […]


Flag the fashion rules: Zebrano

“Wear something that makes your heart sing,” Zebrano’s Christchurch Manager Michelle Carter says. Her advice for Cup Day is to dress confident and brave, feel proud and get creative.     With Zebrano’s edgy and directional fashion, there are no rules – instead resisting to conform to any particular fashion. The range is unbelievable, in […]

Fitzroy of Merivale

Putting the fun in retirement: Fitzroy of Merivale

This Cup Day, folk at Fitzroy of Merivale will dress up, get together for drinks and nibbles in their graceful lounge, and have a sweepstake on the races.     “We make it like home and the focus is on fun,” says co-owner and nurse Vanessa Pirie. The affordable luxury retirement accommodation is unique, with […]