Legacy of Events & Entertainment Continues… Just Different

"We've been doing Friday's differently for some time now, and in the coming months we will be making changes that will help keep you, your events and our racing community as safe and successful as possible.  Our valued and loyal racegoers, functions and dining customers are at the forefront of what we can and will be doing" says Alexandra Park's sales and marketing manager, Kim Walsh.

In an unprecedented period of social and business change, the track at Alexandra Park will still beat with the sound of hooves and champions but the best seat in the house for harness racing action is going to be at your place!

The Government has announced interim measures around public gatherings and events, limiting them to a maximum of 100 people at any one time indoors . While Alexandra Park can do this, our industry governing body – and our concern for the people that make their living from Harness Racing – means that we will be racing without spectators for the foreseeable future.

In light of this, Alexandra Park is still committed to sharing the harness racing experience with its loyal fans and followers.  Kim explains, “in addition to the off-course racing experience being delivered by Trackside and the TAB, Alexandra Park will also share exciting content that will capture behind the scenes life here at Alexandra Park, up close and personal interviews with our drivers and trainers, and a look at the success stories of the New Zealand Standardbred industry.”  With racing taking place outdoors along with official track activities and also being a place of work, Alexandra Park falls well within the new regulations and will continue to implement additional hygiene and safety protocols for staff and officials.

For the equine athletes it is very much business as usual and while the humans may have to socially distance themselves, Alexandra Park will be working overtime to keep the fans close through its very social (online) channels – Facebook @AlexandraParkRaceway / Instagram @alexandraparknz and our website alexandrapark.co.nz

Outside of Friday night racing, the Alex Bar and Eatery will still be serving the same great bistro styled food to its customers. Alexandra Park functions is still very much open for business and operating within the guidelines for ‘safe meetings and events.  As a longstanding business with a proud legacy of hosting functions and events from special occasions, weddings and school balls to corporate functions and seminars, the Alexandra Park functions team has the experience and expertise to deliver exclusive events to the highest levels of hygiene and guest comfort.

Join us for the trots at Auckland’s home of Harness Racing. View Calendar

Read Next

Blog Thumbnail

HRNZ: Guidelines Regarding the Care of Horses

27 Mar 2020
MPI have released guidelines regarding the care of horses as an essential activity.
Blog Thumbnail Herlihy

Treble was On The Cards for Herlihy

23 Mar 2020
South Auckland horseman Tony Herlihy had a good night at the office at Alexandra Park on Friday night, recording a drivi...
Blog Thumbnail Covid

Covid-19: Everything you need to know

17 Mar 2020
Rock Star Chef

Alexandra Parks Rockstar Chef; Richard Harris

27 Feb 2020
  |  Racing
Executive Chef, Richard Harris, has had a varied and global career, his love of music and food collided when he made cat...
FB Cover Photo Do Fridays Different Campaign

Do. Fridays. Different.

24 Feb 2020
  |  Racing
Alexandra Park urges Aucklanders to ‘Do. Fridays. Different.' Friday night races promise after work entertainment tha...
Fashion at Oaks

Oaks Night styles it up after dark

19 Feb 2020
Racing offers the perfect opportunity to embrace fashion, and we encourage guests to take the opportunity to mix up trad...
Thumbnail Image

Diversity Wins at The Alex Sports Bar & Eatery

17 Feb 2020
Words by Danielle Ramaekers. Courtesy of Verve Magazine.New Zealand born Brian Park start...
Blog Thumbnail School Blog

School Ball Planning Tips & Tricks from the industry’s best!

05 Feb 2020
We do School Balls and we are good at them!
Dubai Racing Channel Documentary

Inside Harness Racing Documentary

20 Jan 2020
Courtesy of Dubai Racing Channel
Sitewide Image BestSeat Press Release

WORLD FIRST! Realtime 360° in-race experience trialled at Alexandra Park

04 Dec 2019
A world first successfully trialed at Australasia’s biggest harness racing meeting is set to revolutionise the New Zea...
Send an Enquiry