With heavy traffic expected around Addington Raceway today as the expected 20,000 racegoers gather, organisers say people should take a taxi or bus to the track.
Star.kiwi will be posting videos of coverage through out the day so keep a eye on this page for updates.
Best dressed woman is (right): Katie Parish
2.36pm: Best dressed man is: Gunther Rowe
1.51pm: Body art competition begins
1.15pm Semi-final women
12.50pm Evacuations at the Addington Raceway after fire alarm activated. The main grand stand was cleared and it caused the third race of the day to be delayed. Reports are that it was an alarm activation and there is not fire.
12.30pm Police officers are among those strutting their stuff on the catwalk as part of the best dressed man competition.
Officers Sam Crozier and Ben Rutherford were crowd favourites as they rocked the stage with some serious swagger.
The time and energy that went into their race day outfits was clear, as they accessorised with fluro vests, sunglasses and completing the look with a signature hat, which was tossed into the crowd for added drama.
Westfield Riccarton’s Best Dressed and Best Dressed Man
The creations come out as the best dressed are decided. Judges this year are: Stylist Luke Bettesworth, Senior Westfield stylist Jackie O’Fee and The Hit’s Drive Show Paul Flynn (Flynny).
- First heat men
- First heat women
A free drop-off bus service is running from 5.30pm for those who have attended the event. It departs on the half hour between 5.30 and 7pm.
Drop off points are: Christchurch Casino, McDonalds on Papanui Rd.
There is an alcohol ban in place surrounding the raceway, from 9am to 10pm. The area covered is bounded by Lincoln, Blenheim, and Wrights Rd, Moorhouse Ave and Matipo St.
— Addington Raceway (@AddingtonNZ) November 13, 2017
You can still by tickets today, either online for $32 + booking fee or at the gate (cash only) for $40 per person.