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If you haven’t experienced the fun, excitement and glamour of New Zealand Cup and Show Week in Christchurch, this is your chance! This annual and eagerly anticipated event is scribbled in the diaries of Kiwis and Aussies alike, as a week to take off work and travel to Christchurch.
Bubbles and breakfast mark the start of New Zealand Cup Day at one of the many stylish cafes and restaurants. This is a week when fashion dictates, when months of planning are brought to an haute couture climax in a blaze of colour, style and outlandish hats for both men and women, all vying for the title of best dressed on Cup Day.
From race-to-race the tension builds – the excitement mounts. Winners and losers, spectators and speculators – all waiting for the country’s premier trotting event – the New Zealand Cup. The cheering reaches a crescendo of noise and exhilaration as the horses near the finish line.
Some will go home poorer, some will go home significantly wealthier regardless everyone will have had a superb day. Many will continue into the small hours dancing the night away at one of the numerous bars throughout the city.
A fitting start to a complete week of festivities in Christchurch, including the annual A&P Show and the gallops. Ambience and atmosphere abound, this is a unique and very special Christchurch occasion.
For more information on New Zealand Cup and Show Week check out www.christchurchnz.com.