Time to dust off the glad rags and head back to Ellerslie Race Course for Auckland Cup week. The week long festival starts on the 5th of March with the Cup being run on the 9th of March, festivities conclude on Saturday the 12th of March. In addition to some of the best racing New Zealand has to offer, Cup week also hosts the prestigious Mercedes Prix de Fashion the premier fashion in the fields event in the country. Add to that some of New Zealand’s best musicians and it really has become an event that caters to all tastes. Just a shame that it is now BYO alcohol.