Day twenty six: Boxing Day races Ellerslie

After a day of family commitments on the 25th, the Boxing Day Races provide a great opportunity for a bit of fun with friends before heading out of town for the holidays.

The 2010 edition will have a disappointing difference to previous years though – it is fully licensed and no longer BYO.  I’d expect the numbers to be down because of this, but don’t let it curb your shenanigans.  There is still a bit of fun to be had with the traditional fashion in the field, the New Zealand beach cricket championships (a new initiative for 2010), NZ’s longest BBQ to cook on in the infield, and the beats of some of NZ’s finest musicians.   Then there’s the actual racing with an impressive 10-race card….


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