The 2018 Channel 7
BRISBANE RACING CARNIVAL The 2018 Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival had Doomben Racecourse pumping in May and June as thousands of punters flooded through the gates for each of its star-studded feature racedays that boasted a visual feast of eye-popping fashion.. Story by Damien Anthony Rossi - 2018 Carnival Fashion Ambassador • Images by Jared Vethaark and Ross Stevenson
KIRIN DOOMBEN 10,000 DAY
HARDY BROTHERS DOOMBEN CUP DAY 2018
Raceday date: May 12, 2018
Raceday date: May 19, 2018
he golden ticket was The Birdcage marquee where celebrities including Carnival Ambassador Kendall Gilding, Home and Away’s Kestie Morassi and Sarah Roberts along with House Rules contestants Mel and Dave enjoyed the lavish hospitality.
The 2018 Channel 7 Brisbane Racing Carnival continued its run of idyllic weather for its second feature raceday, the Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup Day. A spirited 5000+ crowd fronted up in their racing finery intent on fully enjoying a day at the races.
With a raceday dress theme of ‘bold’ the Queens Plaza Fashions on the Field competition was hotly contested. Judges including The Footy Show’s Beau Ryan and wife Kara had their work cut out for them.
With as much action happening off track as on, there was no shortage of familiar faces swanning around Doomben. Special raceday guests Bachelor in Paradise favourites Tara Pavlovic and Sam Cochrane proved especially popular with reality TV star struck punters, tirelessly posing for one selfie after the next.
“I wasn’t expecting it to be this hard, the calibre is so high. My stress levels are through the roof”, said Ryan. In the end, Wynnum’s Mildred Ellwood took out the women’s category in a stunning maroon avantgarde self-designed free form dress with matching faux fur, inspired by a character from her teenage sons favourite Japanese video game. Petrie’s Richard Presslands was victorious in the men’s stakes.
The Birdcage with its lavish trackside hospitality was the day’s hottest ticket, drawing a bevy of big names including Broncos players Darius Boyd and Jack Bird, Nova brekky boys Kip Wightman and David ‘Luttsy’ Lutteral, former Miss World Australia Tess Alexander and Carnival Ambassador Kendall Gilding with husband Tim Morgan.
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