Invercargill CATR


  Christmas at the Races will be your best Christmas party yet

The biggest Christmas party in the South is returning to Ascot Park this year. This event has earned its place as one of the most glamorous social events on Southland’s calendar. A perfect mix of thrilling racing action and first class entertainment in a picturesque park setting makes for a party to remember. All packages include cash bar.



Marquee villages are the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed raceday atmosphere with your guests. With five villages available, there are marquees to accommodate all sizes! Watch the racing action at the rail just metres away from the marquees.

NB: Placement and location of marquees remains the right of the Southland Racing Club. The map is subject to change depending on final bookings. Additional furniture and power can be added to each site if needed.


Enjoy a premium location in the ever-popular Marquee Village. Each mini marquee comes festive-themed and picket fenced for privacy; you won’t find a better place to relax, mix and mingle.

Your package includes:

  • A platter delivered to your marquee at midday

NB: Minimum of 10 people applies. 10-12 people can be seated per marquee, and an additional 10 can be accommodated out the front of the marquee. Please note there is no wet weather contingency for guests seated outside the marquee.



This covered stand offers one of the best views of the track, being elevated enough to view the back straight, the Winning Post and Birdcage.

Your package includes:

  • BBQ-style lunch 
  • TAB facilities in close proximity

NB: Tickets in this stand are limited. Seating at tables, leaners and sofas is not reserved but are available on a first in, first served basis.



The ultimate party marquee. Enjoy the fantastic atmosphere of this superb track-side location. Your every need will be catered for in this marquee. This marquee has a reduced capacity from previous years and will sell out – get in quick!

Your package includes:

  • A delicious buffet lunch 
  • Live music and an MC giving you all of the best tips for punting

If you’re looking for a tailored hospitality package that is set to wow then look no further. Our Ultimate Racing Experience combines quality racing with quality food and beverage to give you and your guests something a little bit fancy! You will also be treated to breath-taking views of the entire race track.

Your package includes:

  • Canapés and beverages served continuously throughout the afternoon 
  • TAB facilities 

NB: Dress code applies in this area.

To book, please contact

Andrea Thomas
Southland Racing Club
andrea@gallopsouth.co.nz
027 530 7442 or 03 218 7838