Hold your horses! The Adelaide Festival of Racing is just around the corner? What do I wear?
In case you didn’t know South Australia is home to the exciting and stylish UBET Adelaide’s Festival of Racing.
The festival will begin on Saturday 7 May with Schweppes Oaks Day, followed by the UBET Derby Day on May 14 and Goodwood Day concluding the carnival on 21 May.
The newly revitalised and exciting carnival will include sensational hospitality packages and partnerships with Adelaide’s hottest fashion labels with BNKR, MJ Bale and Adorn Collection Millinery by Melissa Barnes.
On Wednesday morning, Adelaide’s style set gathered at 2KW to meet the team behind the carnival and get a sneak preview of what the 2016 extravaganza will bring.
During May, race fans and socialites are expected to gallop towards Morphettville racecourse for the carnival after a fantastic turnout of over thirteen thousand people during the Adelaide Cup.
The new look festival includes the introduction of three individual themes for each race day with Schweppes Oaks Day for the ladies taking on an Oriental influence. Schweppes Oaks Day will also host the State Final of the Fashion at The Races competition with a massive $25, 000 travel prize through Asia and experimental flavours from executive chef Mark Cooper complementing the Oriental theme.
UBET Derby Day, typically a couples day is all about the polished classics, with fillies and colts dressing to the nines in their finest black and white. The announcement of partners including Moet will make the classy event a great day of racing, food and fashion.
Fresh from their 2015 Melbourne Cup victory, Prince of Penzance and jockey Michelle Payne will also be competing in the 1600m Group 3 RA Lee Stakes on UBET Derby Day. Payne made history last year when she became the first woman to win the Melbourne Cup.
Australia’s racing elite will flock to Goodwood Day as it closes the racing carnival. Goodwood Day is the festival’s premium event with over $1 million in prize money and a newly renovated ‘Punters’ Lounge for the gentleman.
Gorgeous young model and no stranger to the racing industry, Olivia Rogers was also announced as the face of the festival at the event, wearing Keepsake the Label and Jaggar footwear from Australian Fashion Labels along with Adorn Collection Millinery.
Gates open at 10.30am each race day. General Admission tickets to the 2016 UBET Adelaide’s Festival of Racing are $15 for adults, $7 for Commonwealth Pensioners and the event is free for children under 18. Parking is free.
For tickets visit: http://www.morphettville.com.au
Images: Meaghan Coles Photography