Located in Auckland, Ellerslie Racecourse is a Horse Racing and Steeplechasing venue for the region and has a long history.
The track hosts a variety of Group 1 racing, such as the New Zealand Derby in March and the Auckland Cup.
Two of New Zealand premier Racing Carnivals are hosted at this track with the Summer Carnival and the Auckland Cup Week.
The track at Ellerslie includes both Horse Racing and Steeplechasing.
In terms of Steeplechasing, the event lasts 6400 metres and runners will need to climb the "hill" a total of 3 times.
This hill is not used for Horse Racing and races range from 1200 metres up to 3200 metres (Melbourne Cup distance).
Since 1857, Racing has featured at Ellerslie Racecourse. Robert Graham held the first race at his property, which is where the Racecourse now stands.
In 1872, the land was purchased by the Auckland Racing Club.
Two years later, the ARC held the first meeting at the track on 25th May.
1874 was also a significant year as the platform stadium was created and this created high demand for Racing at the venue.
During the Queen Elizabeth's royal visit in the 1950s, she visited the track.
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