Cup week

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Auck­land Cup Week at Eller­slie Race­course be­gins to­mor­row and looks set to be big­ger and bet­ter then ever. Three days of top tier thor­ough­bred rac­ing will take place kick­ing off with the run­ning of the $750,000 Group I New Zealand Derby. Auck­land Cup Day will take place on Wed­nes­day and is a gru­elling hand­i­cap race, run over 3200m. It was first held in 1874. Cup week fin­ishes on March 7 with Di­a­mond Day in sup­port of Ron­ald McDon­ald House Char­i­ties. Auck­land Rac­ing Club is hop­ing to raise about $80,000 to help the char­ity build des­per­ately needed ad­di­tional bed­rooms at the Auck­land house. Visit eller­slie.co.nz for more in­for­ma­tion.

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