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South Yarra earlier this year. It is a wonderful boutique hotel so call them to book your Melbourne Cup stay to receive a free bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne. We have profiled a selection of designers and fashion boutiques so you can always be up to date with the latest looks even when on a budget. Once again Women in RACING will be hosting
Women in RACING is published on a seasonal
The Ipswich Cup will be held on the 19th June.
two events this year, the Women in RACING
basis (3 times per annum) and offers exclusive
For more information visit www.ipswichturfclub.
Christmas in July event is booked in for July
and highly targeted access to members of the
com.au/events. The Sunshine Coast Turf Club
8th (venue to be advised at a later date) and
leading thoroughbred horse racing clubs around
will host the Ladies Oaks Day on the 28th May
the Pre-Melbourne Cup Luncheon will be held
for details on this event visit www.sctc.com.au.
at the Gold Coast Turf Club on October 19th.
Women in RACING is a magazine for those who enjoy the best of what racing life has to offer – from fashion, jewellery and cars to food, wine,
Tattersalls Club Brisbane will be hosting the Winter Stakes Race Day on 26th June at Eagle Farm Racecourse, visit www.tattersallsclub.com.
See the gorgeous niece of Sharon Harris below. It is never too young to start following the ponies. We have launched our new website –
hotels, art and collectibles, winning horses and
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people – lots of people, from the stylish to the
celebrities, international guests and fashionistas
you would like any photographs placed on this
outrageous – from the well known to the not
from around Australia will have their focus firmly
website, please email us. We hope you enjoy
so well known – who have made the world of
on Flemington this Melbourne Cup Carnival to
this issue of Women in RACING and remember,
racing their passion.
witness the glamour and style of this year’s
Get up, Get dressed and Go Racing!
As well as seeking to inform women of the attractions and machinations of a fascinating industry, we will try to capture the characters and spirit of the people who make the horse
event. It will be the 150th running and also the 48th “Myer Fashions on the Field” competition. For more information visit www.vrc.net.au or www.victorianracing.com.au.
racing world a colourful, dynamic landscape.
If you wish to travel to Melbourne for the
The social realm is equally important. We will
Spring Racing carnival, contact Peter Harney at
present the pick of the parties, carnivals and
Ambassador Travel at peter@ambassadortravel.
fashion on the field. We will bring you the latest
com.au for some fantastic packages for the
fashion collections and milliners’ designs, which
racing enthusiast. Also, I had the pleasure of
this season are bright, colourful, and feminine.
staying at the luxurious Lyall Hotel and Spa in
The Gold Coast Turf Club is hosting the annual
Prime Minister’s Cup on Saturday May 8th. Visit www.goldcoastturf.com.au for more information. The Queensland Winter Racing Carnival is a huge racing event and all race dates can be found at www.queenslandracing.com.au/racedates/ alldates.asp. The Awards night is on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at the Sofitel Brisbane. 2
Farewell It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Lady Sonia McMahon, a true fashion icon, respected and admired by all. I had the pleasure of meeting her at the Women In RACING lunch two years ago, and was truly inspired.
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From the Editor......................................................................................................................................................................................2 Magic Millions – Sparkling Ladies Lunch..........................................................................................................................4 Tattersall’s Racing Club – Winter Stakes Race Day..................................................................................................5 Gold Coast Turf Club.........................................................................................................................................................................6 Emma Boling: Born to Write.........................................................................................................................................................8 Women in RACING Magic Millions Luncheon............................................................................................................ 10 Channel Seven - Brisbane Racing Carnival................................................................................................................. 12 Peter Jago – Hats and High Tea.......................................................................................................................................... 14 Cathay Pacific - Hong Kong International Racing Tour...................................................................................... 15 Jenny McAlpine: Rising to the Challenge...................................................................................................................... 16 Ipswich Racing – Proud Past, Exciting Future........................................................................................................... 18 Sunshine Coast Turf Club.......................................................................................................................................................... 20 Fashions on the Field – Magic Millions Race Day.................................................................................................. 22 The Melbourne Cup – Celebrating 150 Years........................................................................................................... 24 Thoroughbred Racing in South Australia....................................................................................................................... 28 Racing for the Young at Heart............................................................................................................................................... 29 When Gender and Passion Collide..................................................................................................................................... 30 Winning Ways at Hotel Urban................................................................................................................................................. 32 Spectrum Financial - Get Your Business Off and Running.............................................................................. 34 What Price for Peace of Mind?.............................................................................................................................................. 35 Thoroughbred tax Consultants............................................................................................................................................... 36 Winter Fashion, Hats and Jewellery...........................................................................................................................38-51 Become a Racehorse Owner with Ontrack Thoroughbreds............................................................................ 52 The Queensland Racehorse Owners Association................................................................................................... 53 Meydan Racecourse - Marvellous, Magical Meydan.............................................................................................. 54 The Perfect Destination at Lauxes..................................................................................................................................... 55 Harness Racing’s Champion Pacer Blacks A Fake............................................................................................... 56 An Equine Lovers Oasis in Dubai..........................................................................................................................................57 Intelligent Skincare......................................................................................................................................................................... 58 Hot to Trot.............................................................................................................................................................................................. 60 Wine Review......................................................................................................................................................................................... 62
P a l a z z o V er s a c e
M ag i c
J a n uary
9 t h, 2010
Milli o ns
Pamela Larsen and Judy Brine
Sandy Bell and Ann Meddleton
Dinah Newhouse and Liz Clift
Winter St akes
E ve n t s
Tattersall’s Racing Club
Enjoy all the attractions of a ‘Tatts Race Day’
$150 per person includes entrance to the track,
at our premier meeting, the Winter Stakes Race
five-hour beverage package, delicious cocktail
Day. This great day’s racing will be held at Eagle
food and Race Book.
Farm Racecourse, from 12pm on Saturday 26 June 2010.
Vice Regal Room – Situated within the
John Power Stand – Members’ Reserve – the
There’ll be over $1 million in prize money to be
adjacent reserved grandstand seating provides
won including $500,000 for the Group Winter
a view of the Parade Ring and Winning Post on
Stakes, the highest rated fillies and mares race
raceday, Tote facilities, TVs, Air-conditioning,
in Queensland. Other feature races include the
Private Bar with waiters.
Carlton Draught Tattersall’s Cup – Group 3 (2200m), W.J. Healy Stakes – Group 3 (1200m), Centenary Classic Open Mile – Listed (1600m) and Australia Post Stakes – Listed (1400m) For stylish race-goers, the traditional Fashions on the Field competition will offer fantastic prizes.
A Jewel in the heart of the City
$155 per person includes entrance to the track,
» Corporate Seminars & Conferences
five-hour beverage package, delicious alternate
serve three-course meal and Race Book. Tote Room – Built in 1913, The Tote offers
a banquet hall complete with 18 foot ceilings, natural worn brick walls and polished timber
» Cocktail Parties » Formal Dinners and Lunches
floors located next to public stand, Tote facilities,
» Birthday Celebrations
Families are encouraged to bring the kids for a
TVs, Inside and outside access, Private Bar
great day’s entertainment including Pony rides,
Face Painting, Crocodile Slide Castle, Rock Climbing and Bungee. Children’s activities are FREE and will be operating from 11am – 4pm. Live entertainment is set to please the crowd with a fabulous Jazz group performing. Group packages include:
$125 per person includes entrance to the track, delicious finger food, five-hour beverage package and Race Book. Bookings: 3331 8866 or for further information email email@example.com. There are also marquees available. To book phone Brisbane Racing Club 3268 2171.
Corporate & private bookings welcome
Public Stand, this split level venue features huge
Tattersall’s Racing Club races four times
glass windows offering an impressive outlook
annually at Eagle Farm and has held an
Phone 3331 8888 Visit www.tattersallsclub.com
onto Eagle Farm’s racetrack, Tote facilities, TVs,
important position in the Queensland racing
Bookmaker, Air-conditioning, Private Bar, Split
industry for 145 years. Be part of a great day
level design, Cocktail style dining.
out and visit www.tattersallsclub.com.
Moreton Bar – Situated on the top floor of the
E ve n t s
The Gold Coast Turf Club is synonymous with
prize packages it’s important to remember it’s
style, glamour and good times. This tradition
about creating the ‘complete’ outfit and the right
continues on Saturday 8 May when the Club
accessories can make all the difference.
hosts the 2010 Prime Minister’s Cup Raceday
The Fashions precinct features a complimentary
featuring the $300,000 Lincom Pacific A.D Hollindale Stakes and the $175,000 Bovis Lendlease Prime Minister’s Cup.
ups throughout the day and the Club will have live entertainment by ‘Charisma’ late into the
A prelude to the Queensland Winter Racing
Carnival, the Prime Minister’s Cup is considered
Dining packages are available. You can spend
the Club’s premier raceday. With six black type races listed on the card the day attracts racings’ finest horses, trainers, jockeys and connections from throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
the day in the air-conditioned Dome venue with a seafood buffet and beverage package or book a ticket to the newly refurbished Magic Millions Lounge fitted with leather lounges and hi-bar
The Club expects over 6,000 people to attend
table and chairs. The Magic Millions Lounge
the day and believes women play a major role
package includes a reserved grandstand seat,
in creating the atmosphere and colouring the
canapés, hot stand up menu, afternoon tea and
racing landscape at the Gold Coast. There is
a beverage package.
simply no better place to ‘frock up’ and feel
For more details on these and other dining
beautiful than at the Gold Coast Turf Club.
pamper lounge to make those necessary touch-
packages including the Skyline Mezzanine for
The Club’s Fashions on the Field will be hotly
corporate entertaining of 25 guests contact the
contested. Attracting up to 300 entrants
Club’s functions team on (07) 5538 1599 or visit
across three categories vying for fabulous
the Club’s website at www.goldcoastturf.com.au.
Dining, Corporate, Private Functions & Feature Raceday’s Experience the thrill of live racing action in style from one of the Club’s versatile function rooms. Treat your clients or friends to the ultimate day out in the Directors’ Lounge, set inside the Mounting Yard or overlook Surfers Paradise skyline from the Skyline Mezzanine or Skyline Gold.
Exhibitions, Meetings, Gala Dinners, Seminars & Weddings Our event professionals will create the perfect atmosphere and leave a lasting impression on your guests. Think outside the square for your next function. Our facilities range from smaller rooms for intimate seminars through to large areas which can cater for up to 1,000 people.
Racecourse Drive Surfers Paradise Qld 4217 • PO Box 5070 Gold Coast Mail Centre Bundall Qld 9726 Telephone: (07) 5538 1599 Website: www.goldcoastturf.com.au Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
P rof i l e
Born t o By Karen Harding
In just half a lifetime Emma Boling has achieved much in horse racing – success as an owner, breeder, administrator and now author. But this dedicated racegoer’s own story would make a great read itself. Karen Harding talks to her about life, racing and her next book.
Emma Boling’s first book was called Riding High and the working title for her second is Bloodlines. If someone was to write her biography, neither title would be out of place. Riding High … this is not to suggest that her life, which she describes as fortunate, has been without sadness or tragedy. But she has ridden over the bumps and come out a better, wiser person, she hopes, at the other end. Just like racing, with all its ups and downs, high and lows. There is always another day. Emma is also the daughter of a well-known magazine editor. Like her mother, she started in journalism before finding her way into racehorse breeding. Bloodlines. Her story has come full circle, from the little girl who wanted to be an author to the adult who did, with a bit of life and its vagaries in the middle. It all started at Moonee Valley, where she is now a Committee Member. Her parents, though not really into racing themselves, took the family as an outing a handful of times per year. And Emma was immediately captivated. Karen Harding has been going to the races since she was four years old. She is co-director of Harding Media which edits Inside Racing for Racing Victoria Limited and produces international television shows including Racing World, Champions of Racing, Spring Classics and Spring. 8
Write “I just totally and utterly fell in love with
P rof i l e
None more so than her favourite, the magnificent
Radio broadcaster Derryn Hinch labelled her
but ill-fated Lady of the Pines. Emma’s first two
“Dick Francis on stilettos”, a comparison Emma
year old to race, the brilliant filly won the Group
is happy to wear.
2 Maribyrnong Plate at Flemington in Cup Week at her first start and went on to a career which included the Group 1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield in 1997.
racehorses. It’s a love affair that has lasted me
Tragically, the mare contracted travel sickness
quite a while.”
after being sent to the Hunter Valley to register
You can learn a lot about racehorses, just sitting there watching them over and over as the young Emma did. This is where her eye for a horse formed but it was not until she met master
while heavy with her first foal. The foal did not survive and despite desperate measures to save her, Emma’s beloved Lady was lost not long after, on Emma’s birthday.
trainer Colin Hayes that she came to understand
“I was so broken hearted I said I can’t be in this
what she was actually seeing.
industry if it’s going to break my heart like this.
Hayes approached Emma and her then-husband with the offer to take a half-share in the handy
My heart has been broken since, too, but my girl was the one; that was just devastating to me.”
galloper Magical Storm. In her first start for
Emma managed to pick herself up and get
the couple, the mare ran second in the Bagot
going again but a brush with ovarian cancer in
Handicap at Flemington on New Year’s Day.
2000, followed by the break-up of her marriage
Hayes became her mentor and teacher, guiding her around the saleyards and quizzing her on
and the subsequent sale of her stud took her to a very dark place.
“He was such an incredibly successful writer; to be likened to any writer of that ilk is terrific.” Yet, surprisingly perhaps for such a racing afficionado and avid reader, Emma is yet to read one of his novels. Felix Francis, son of Dick and his writing partner for the final few novels before Dick’s death in February this year , has given her a copy of their latest book which she will read when Bloodlines is finished. In the meantime, she is hard at work. The second book is due out later this year, though a publication date is yet to be finalised. A committee member of Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria as well as Moonee Valley, Emma currently part-owns two horses which are with Michael Moroney and hopes at some later stage to go back to breeding albeit in a different way. Previously breeding to sell commercially, she has several race breeding theories she
what she liked, and why.
There, however, she found her words.
is keen to try out but anyone wondering what
“I was able to look at a horse and see something
“It took me a little while to realise that I was going
these might be will have to wait and read her
about it but I could never articulate it, I didn’t
to write, that that’s what I had always wanted to
book, in which they are explored.
know what I was looking at. Colin was able to
do, and now was my time. When it came to me,
Ask the storyteller to do an inventory of her
articulate it for me. I learned so much from him.”
it was like an absolute epiphany and I sat down
own life and she will say that she is a glass
She also learned a lot from his son Peter, who
and started writing and I haven’t stopped since
half-full person and always has been. That she
was her trainer at that time. The pair enjoyed
and I have no intention of stopping.”
particular success with fillies, something Emma
Racing, with all its hustle and bustle, colour,
2009 to “her rock” Neville Fielke and supported
continued when she ventured into breeding at
glamour, triumphs and tragedies, forms the
by family and friends (and two cats). That she
her boutique stud on the Mornington Peninsula
perfect backdrop for Emma’s stories.
considers horse racing, writing and the joy of
“I’ve got so much I can write about; I’ve been
“I’ve been very successful with the girls. Even
absorbing horse racing for such a long time
when I’ve bred horses, it’s been my girls that
now, I can just close my eyes and I can see all
have been the outstanding ones.”
is in a good place, happily married since August
living to be the positives of her life. And that, “all of life’s twists and turns can eventually lead us to a positive path if we are prepared to search for it.” Very much like a good book, really. 9
Magic Millions Sher a to n
M ir ag e
J a n uary
4 th, 2010
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Brisbane Racing Channel Seven
From May 15 through until June 12, Australia’s
premium racing will be played out in Brisbane at Eagle Farm and Doomben Racecourses as part
of the much heralded Channel Seven Brisbane
the Bounce Club Disco and enter the Pumpkin
Patch Fashions on the Field. The best thing
More than 50,000 racing fans will attend the
about Kirks Doomben Cup Day is the FREE
five glamour racing events to witness first-hand
entry for kids and unlimited free fun. Racing
the blockbuster races and see Australia’s stars
fans will enjoy the blockbuster racing on track.
of the turf.
Tickets: $25 & FREE for kids
To compliment the racing, there are a variety of
Saturday 29 May – Carlton Mid Doomben 10,000 Day, Doomben Racecourse, from 11am
events for all to enjoy.
A classic day of racing entertainment, the
Saturday 15 May – Racefest, Doomben Racecourse, from 11am
Carlton Mid Doomben 10,000 is among the very
The Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival
an honour roll comprising Takeover Target
kicks off with Racefest, the ideal event for
and Apache Cat, the Carlton Mid Doomben
anyone seeking a side of party with their main
10,000 will promise heart-pumping action for
of Group 1 racing. The event headliner will
all those who bear witness. Aside from the epic
be the Group 1 BTC Cup. Other highlights
racing, the atmosphere on Doomben 10,000
will include judging of the Hardy Bros &
Day will be abuzz with great hospitality, the
Metropolitan Institute of TAFE Fashions on the
Hardy Bros Jewellers Fashions on the Field
Field – Student Design Category and a Cocktail
Bar. Complimentary transport will be provided
to the Racefest Official After Party. Tickets: $25
Saturday 22 May – Kirks Doomben Cup Day, Doomben Racecourse, from 11am
best races on the Australian calendar. Boasting
Thursday 3 June – Hats & High Tea with Peter Jago, Queensland Art Gallery & Rooftop Terrace, GOMA, from 12pm New for 2010, this event is for the ladies to
A full day of star studded entertainment the
indulge in exquisite millinery. Held in conjunction
whole family will enjoy including Packed to the
with the Queensland Art Gallery’s exclusive
Rafters’ Jessica Marais and James Stewart
Hats exhibition, guests will enjoy High Tea lunch
signing autographs, a thrilling vertical drop with
with champagne on arrival and millinery style
the Bat Tower! Kids can also bop to the beat in
tips from industry expert Peter Jago. Hosted by
E ve n t s
Seven presenter Sofie Formica, the highlight of this event will be wandering through the ‘Hats:
An Anthology by Stephen Jones’ exhibition and adoring the beautiful millinery on display. Tickets: $95. Phone 07 3268 2171
Saturday 5 June – Treasury Casino QLD Oaks Ladies’ Day, Eagle Farm Racecourse, from 11am Treasury Casino QLD Oaks Day is popularly known as the ladies’ day of Brisbane’s Racing Carnival. The entertainment highlight is the Group 1 Treasury Casino QLD Oaks for threeyear-old fillies but the event also boasts a sharp fashion focus with MYER Fashions on the Field and the 2nd annual Millinery Award. Other features include a pamper tent and
Tuesday 8 June – AAMI Breakfast with the Stars, Eagle Farm Racecourse, from 6am See Australasia’s biggest turf stars at one of their final training sessions before Brisbane’s racing Grand Final – the AAMI Stradbroke.
the closing of the Channel Seven Brisbane
Commentated by Wayne Wilson, this is a unique
Racing Carnival. A night of tantalising canapés,
“behind the scenes” racing experience which
flowing champagne, great live music and
Cosmopolitan Cocktail Bar.
the whole family can enjoy. A free hot breakfast
dancing beneath the stars – it’s always a night
will be served too.
Sunday 6 June – Annual Racing Mass, Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Hendra, from 11am
Tickets: phone 07 3268 2171
Wednesday 9 June – AAMI Stradbroke Barrier Draw, Doomben Racecourse, from 12pm
Saturday, 12 June – AAMI Stradbroke Day, Eagle Farm Racecourse, from 10am
The Annual Racing Mass will be attended by
Watch the Barrier Draw for the AAMI Stradbroke
Brisbane’s racing Grand Final will be electric
Handicap live at Doomben Racecourse and be
this year with the 120th running of the AAMI
one of the first to know how the field is shaping
Stradbroke Handicap. The world’s best horses,
up for Brisbane’s racing Grand Final.
jockeys and trainers will compete at Eagle Farm
in Australia’s premier sprint handicap, each
the racing fraternity including bookmakers and bagmen, punters and pencillers, jockeys and trainers and other racing industry figures. The mass is offered for the well-being of players
vying for the $1 million cash prize.
in Brisbane’s racing Grand Final week. A
Thursday 10 June – Members’ Carnival Cocktail Party, Eagle Farm Racecourse, from 6pm
complimentary morning tea will be served after
Join hundreds of guests at Eagle Farm to
celebrate the anticipation of the State’s racing
For further details visit www.brc.com.au or phone
Grand Final – the AAMI Stradbroke – and
07 3268 2171.
E ve n t s
Sofie Formica announced as Brisbane Racing Carnival Ambassador The Brisbane Racing Club announced that Channel Seven presenter Sofie Formica will be the official event ambassador for the 2010 Brisbane Racing Carnival. The popular host of the Great South East has been engaged to promote the Brisbane Racing Carnival which runs from May 15 through to June 12 inclusive. Sofie will appear at various Brisbane Racing Carnival race days and associated events, including Brisbane racing’s grand final – AAMI Stradbroke Day on June 12. This follows last year’s announcement that Channel Seven and the BRC had entered into an agreement to televise the AAMI Stradbroke Handicap and Channel Seven Queensland Derby live. “Sofie is the perfect fit to promote Brisbane’s racing Carnival. She has a warm and engaging personality and a love for all things Queensland, which our customers will respond well to”, said Kevin Dixon, Chairman of the Brisbane Racing Club. Sofie said, “The Brisbane Racing Carnival is a perfect opportunity to catch up with friends, wear fabulous clothes and enjoy one of our
Hat s & High Tea
with Millinery Master, Peter Jago The Channel Seven Brisbane
Renowned for his exotic
Racing Carnival brings to life
millinery creations, Peter’s
the best of racing and fashion
expertise is nothing short
in Queensland as well as
of extraordinary. His long
a social calendar of events
list of achievements include
to keep even the busiest
his appointment as the
fashionista on her toes. Hats &
Ambassador to Champions
High Tea on Thursday, June 3
– the Australian Racing
is the jewel in the crown when
Museum and Hall of Fame;
it comes to fashion parties this racing season. Hosted by Sofie Formica, a
long-standing judge of the prestigious MYER Fashions on the Field at Flemington
ticket to Hats & High Tea includes High Tea
over the Melbourne Cup Carnival and his own
lunch and a glass of champagne served against
couture label held for over 20 years. Peter
the magnificent backdrop of the Brisbane River
was the inaugural inductee into the Australian
on GOMA’s rooftop terrace. Guests will also
Millinery Hall of Fame and has twice been
be treated to breathtaking hats in an exclusive
inducted into the Stonnington Hall of Fame for
exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery.
his influence on Australian fashion.
Exploring the art of millinery, Hats: An Anthology
Brisbane Racing Club Marketing Manager, Pru
by Stephen Jones is the result of a collaboration between London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and one of the world’s foremost milliners, Stephen Jones. The Queensland Art Gallery is the only Australian venue for the spectacular exhibition.
Harris, said the Club was thrilled to be working with the Queensland Art Gallery and Hats: An
Anthology by Stephen Jones. “Peter will be joining us again on Saturday, June 5 for the Treasury Casino QLD Oaks Ladies’ Day to choose a Millinery Award winner as part of
countries favourite pastimes. Everyone loves
Melbourne’s most famous and flamboyant
the atmosphere at the track whether you are
milliner, Peter Jago, is heading to Queensland
a professional punter or not.”
for Hats & High Tea for what is bound to be an
Tickets are just $95 and include High Tea lunch,
entertaining and informative style session. Peter
glass of champagne, millinery masterclass with
will discuss correct millinery styles for every
Peter Jago and the chance to experience Hats:
face shape – oval, round, square, long and heart.
An Anthology by Stephen Jones and can be
He will also share the latest in millinery fashion.
purchased by phoning 07 3268 2171.
Other Channel Seven presenters will be attending the carnival’s rich program of events and race days.
Fashions on the Field,” said Ms Harris.
T r a ve l
C athay Pacific
International Racing Tour Ambassador Travel in association with Sky Sports Radio is proud to extend a warm invitation to the Women in Racing to experience the 2010 Cathy Pacific Hong Kong International this December. Watched by millions across the globe the race has become one of the most important racing events in the world attracting racing enthusiasts from near and far to the Jewel of the Orient.
HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL DECEMBER 2010
With its distinctive blend of the East and West, Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-paced city where there is always something to see and do! Hong Kong is renowned worldwide as a shopperâ€™s paradise where you will find extravagant upscale air-conditioned malls featuring the most luxurious brands and labels from all over the globe as well as open-air markets selling everything from food and souvenirs to electronics. If you have a penchant for tradition, you will find many historic and natural wonders sprinkled throughout the territory. While there, why not sample Hong Kongâ€™s famous cuisine which many consider its number one attraction. Flying with Cathay Pacific, the official partner of the Hong Kong International, the tour is designed to ensure your time is well balanced with racing as well as ample free time for sightseeing and shopping. Your Hotels have been carefully selected to offer the utmost in comfort and convenience during your stay. You may also take advantage of a range of extensions on offer, such as shopping in Shenzen or travel into China, and explore some of the hidden treasures of this ancient civilization.
HONG KONG LIVE IT. LOVE IT !
You will be treated to an elevated view of the tracks from your reserved box on the 6th floor of Grandstand 2 at Sha Tin. The evening race meeting at Happy Valley also gives you magnificent views from the Members Grandstand. Both venues offer a buffet meal that can be enjoyed alongside the exciting racing action! We look forward to the pleasure of your company on what will surely be a most memorable tour experience! For more information or bookings call +61 (0)7 3229 6555. DISCOVER THE WORLD OF RACING WITH
P rof i l e
The Challenge Rising To
By Emma Boling
Few women can lay claim to as illustrious a
Manager for Collingrove Stud, the joint venture
commercial breeding operation. Her young
career in racing as Jenny McAlpine. She has
between close friends Colin Hayes and Robert
life was peppered with horse sales, yearling
lived and travelled extensively in both Australia
Sangster, and more recently as Marketing
preparations and intensive breeding seasons,
and the world to play key roles in the industry
Manager for leading trainer David Hayes. Jenny
so it was small wonder she initially chose to
she loves, a long way from the family horse
is clearly proud of the association. “David Hayes
venture outside the world of thoroughbreds
stud where she grew up near Toowoomba in
and his family are gems. I’ve been privileged to
and studied in Brisbane to become a Physical
QLD. Jenny’s contact list of clients, friends and
work for the Hayes’ for the past 14 years and
Education teacher. A six month stint as an
colleagues includes the who’s who of the racing
will always, no matter where I am in the world,
exchange student in a university in Pennsylvania
world, and as the new decade begins she has
remain steadfastly loyal to the Hayes family and
in the US set up a lifelong passion for travel,
risen to a fresh challenge – establishing a global
Lindsay Park,” she enthuses.
and after teaching in remote towns in Western
Jenny grew up on Eureka Stud, the home
Queensland, she followed the well worn path
For well over a decade Jenny has been working
of stallions the likes of Semipalatinsk,
of Aussies to London.
with the Hayes family, initially as Marketing
where her father Colin McAlpine ran his
But on her return the lure of the stable was too much and after a further two years as a consultant for the department of education, she hung up her trainers and embarked on an extraordinary career with thoroughbreds. “I was crazy about sport and running,” she explains. “I had a career as a physical education teacher in outback QLD which I loved. But horses were always in my heart so I was drawn back to that world with a passion for PR and travel.” Jenny threw herself into this familiar world with great gusto, studying journalism in Sydney but getting up at the crack of dawn to join Gai Waterhouse at Randwick and writing
P rof i l e
“Horses were always in my heart so I was drawn back to that world with a passion for PR and travel.” a track report for the stable’s owners. At the
unique experiences. I’m focussing on building
time Gai was challenging race officials in her
long-term credible relationships on a global
quest to gain a trainer’s license. Jenny smiles
basis. Horse racing is a great platform to work
at the thought of her former employer. “Gai
from, as it draws so many people from all walks
Waterhouse is unique the world over … and
of life. Over the last 20 years of travel to sales
not just because she is a female in racing or an
and race meetings around the world, I have
outstanding trainer, but she has an incredible
purposefully formed relationships with a wealth
human spirit. I have had the great fortune to
of diverse internationals so I’m now able to
be very close to her both professionally and
make a variety of connections. I live by ‘it’s not
what you know, but who you know’ – my father
Iconic Australian women such as Gai seem
taught me that very early on.”
to gravitate towards Jenny. After securing
Although she has worked with the biggest names
Australia’s darling Olivia Newton John as a
in Australian and international racing – Robert
performer for the Melbourne Cup Carnival
and Adam Sangster, Colin and David Hayes,
last year, Jenny was appointed an official
Gai Waterhouse, John Magnier of Coolmore
ambassador for the Olivia Newton John Cancer
Stud and as the Australian representative for
and Wellness Centre. She now works on charity
famed Tattersalls sales in the UK – Jenny has
projects to raise money for the construction
her feet firmly planted in terra firma when it
of a new age centre in the Austin Hospital
comes to the horse racing industry. “I grew up
in Melbourne for cancer patients based on
on my family’s horse stud and have worked in
wellness for the mind, body and spirit.
most aspects of the industry, from breeding to
Always focussing on a challenge, Jenny developed her new business and will continue to work with David Hayes. Her new venture is Global Business Tree and she describes it as
racing to journalism, TV and PR, so nothing really fazes me about our world, it’s just our lives. I am blessed to have had a very grounded upbringing in a hard-working horse breeding family.”
“Growing business families around the world”.
For Jenny the world of horse racing is not so
The philosophy is to connect people in order to
much a challenge, but a complete lifestyle. “It’s
expand their business and social opportunities.
not just a job but a life! Giving your best in this
“Global Business Tree involves personal
industry involves total commitment. The most
introductions and networking for an exclusive
challenging thing is actually finding a life …
‘foot in the door’ to various opportunities and
outside of the racing world!” 17
Ipswich Turf Club circa 1960
Proud Past , Excit ing Ipswich Racing
As well as the 150th Anniversary of the City of
Governor Lord Bowen and Lady
Ipswich, the year 2010 sees a celebration of
Bowen attended and presented the
150 years of Ipswich Racing. It was way back
trophy before moving on to the North Australian
An original painting of the
in 1860 when racing commenced at the Grange
Race Ball held that evening at the School of
mare Zoe is held in the
Track at the Ipswich suburb of Raceview under
Arts Hall (now the Ipswich Art Gallery). The
Ipswich Art Gallery and on display for all to
the control of the North Australian Jockey Club.
winner of the Australian Champion Stakes
see. Another historic item in the Ipswich Art
One hundred and fifty years later throughout a
was the Champion Sydney mare Zoe who had
Gallery is the 1866 Silver Cup won by the
number of ups and downs, Ipswich proudly sits
travelled a long distance to compete. There
galloper Jibboom. This Cup was produced in
as the Club with the best attended race meeting
were nearly a dozen publicans and 3 travelling
England as there were no suitable silversmiths
in Queensland in the historic Ipswich Cup.
circuses required to entertain and quench the
in the colonies at that time. The original Cup
Racing continued at the Grange up until the
thirst of the patrons with the number recorded
was discovered and purchased on behalf of the
1880s and soon thereafter moved to the
at the meeting said to be higher than the
Ipswich Art Gallery last decade.
current site at Bundamba. There has been
population of the fledgling town.
It was not only racing at the Bundamba site
some historic racing at Ipswich over the years
Notably, the Melbourne Cup was first held
as the track was used for a number of sports
in that same year of 1861 and it is well
including athletics and Soccer Football. Along
documented how Archer travelled south from
with the regular Minerâ€™s inter mine sports
Nowra to win that race. However the Ipswich
days, two soccer football fields were built in
race offered 1,000 guineas in prize money
the middle of the track and used regularly.
The most notable meeting at the Grange was the
and the Melbourne Cup 170 pounds and a
Athletics events were held regularly and in
1861 meeting when the Australian Champion
gold watch rendering the Ipswich race higher
recent times the Ipswich Mile Gift footrace
Stakes were contested. The Queensland
in stakes prize than the first Melbourne Cup.
has been contested on the sand training track.
under the control of the various clubs. The Clubs have included the North Australian Jockey Club, Ipswich Jockey Club, Ipswich Amateur Turf Club, and in recent times the Ipswich Turf Club Inc.
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A notable meeting during the years at Bundamba was the 1960 Centenary Cup won by Sir Hua Joy and presented by the then Governor Sir Henry Abel Smith. Also at this meeting there were exhibition track gallops performed by the 1959 Melbourne Cup winner Macdougal, and the Champion weight for age performer Tulloch. The Ipswich Cup has been on the calendar since 1934 and has grown in recent times to the point of attracting the largest attendance in Queensland Racing in the past season.
well as visiting international trainers from New Zealand such as Richard Otto. The growing national appeal of Ipswich Cup Day was clearly evident in 2009 when 33 entrants were from outside of Queensland including 7 gallopers from New Zealand. In 2010, several major events are planned to celebrate the rich history and strong current position of the ITC after 150 years of racing. On Saturday May 8th the running of the Anniversary Cup will take place – a 2150m race for three year olds offering $50,000 in prizemoney. On this day there will be much more than racing with the Ipswich Mile Gift foot race cash up for grabs, an Ipswich Tourism and Hospitality Expo on site, the St Edmunds Foundation marquee, free children’s entertainment, and a concert immediately after the races featuring the Carol Lloyd Band.
only Provincial Club on that listing.
Other major events in 2010 include the Ipswich Cup on June 19th. The two year old race on that day is to be re-named as the Grange Plate in recognition of the Ipswich birthplace of racing. Later in the year the Melbourne Cup tour is to take in Ipswich which is fitting given that the race that stops a nation will conduct its 150th running in 2010.
This naming of the ITC in the top 20 meetings nationally reflects the growth of Ipswich Racing from a local amateur entity to a Nationalised, Professional entity. In recent years the Ipswich Cup has been won by nationally famous trainers such as Bart Cummings and Gai Waterhouse, as
One hundred and fifty years ago Ipswich was at the forefront of Australian racing holding the wealthiest race in the nation. In 2010 Ipswich Racing will celebrate a strong position with a memory of a great history, and eyes wide open to an exciting future.
Additionally the Ipswich Cup has been named in the top 20 meetings in Australia by attendance last season – and the Ipswich Turf Club is the
2010 Channel 7
Ipswich Cup Saturday 19 June
Celebrating 150 years of Ipswich racing! Fashions on the Field After party - live band 5pm
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The Sunshine Coast Turf Club (Corbould Park
Racecourse) first raced back on Thursday 25 July 1985. The Club is now regarded as one of the country’s finest thoroughbred racing
A sea of colour on Caloundra Cup day.
and training facilities. The Club has grown from strength to strength over the past twenty
Ladies Oaks Day – Friday 28 May 2010 (This
five years. The last few years have seen the
is an 18+ event)
installation of the Cushion Track, Lights and
Fancy a fun day out with your girlfriends, the
On‑Course Stables being built as part of the
2010 Hot 91 & Sunshine Coast Daily Ladies
growth. Located less than an hour north of
Oaks day is fast approaching for the biggest
Brisbane and just minutes from the Sunshine
social event on the Sunshine Coast calendar.
Coast’s gorgeous City of Caloundra, Corbould
Make sure you keep your diary free and organise
Anmel Cherrypicker Hire Caloundra Cup
Park races every Sunday (and every third
to catch up with your friends at the track.
Ladies Oaks Day is held on the annual Caloundra
This year the Carnival will be held on Saturday
Show Day Public holiday and its likely to be a
3rd July and Sunday 4th July 2010. Caloundra
photo finish in the fashion stakes with MYER
Cup Carnival which began back on Opening
sponsoring the Fashions on the Field. Register
Day - 25 July 1985, is the Sunshine Coast Turf
at MYERS Maroochydore or on the day for your
Club’s major racing event of the year.
Friday in the current racing season), as well as our feature race days. It is proposed that the Sunshine Coast Turf Club will have 78 race meetings in the 2010/11 racing season. For further information visit www.sctc.com.au. 20
chance to win some great prizes from MYER. As well as the spectacle which is horse racing, Cassie Davis will be performing live. This day is certainly a day not to be missed – mark it on your calendar now.
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Anmel Cherrypicker Hire Caloundra Cup Sat 3rd & Sun 4th July
The day will see the running of the $200,000
SCTC’s 25th anniversary – Sunday 25 July CMY
Cup day Saturday 3rd July
Anmel Cherrypicker Hire Caloundra Cup
The 25th Anniversary Celebrations will include K
Gates Open 10.00am
2400m, $175,000 Reed Property Group
a special race day with entertainment and a fun
Glasshouse Handicap 1400m, the $100,000
day for the whole family. Help us celebrate our
XXXX Sunshine Coast Guineas 1600m as well
Anniversary by attending the races on Sunday
as a further five races scheduled on the day.
25th July 2010.
Children under 18 free Fashions on the Field Roving Entertainment ________________________________________
The expectations of full fields with high class horses and the best jockeys from around Australia will bring competitive racing to one of
Christmas in July
the most valued racetracks in Australia. Roving
Mary Henzell’s Annual
entertainment and the ever popular Fashions
on the Field with great prizes; this day will be
Mary Henzell’s Ladies Luncheon not only offers a great day out with your friends but also helps raise money for important charities.
a day not to be missed. The second day of the Carnival on Sunday 4th July is the Select Bathroom & Plumbing Race Day with prize money totalling $150,000. This day has always been a popular day for families with activities on the day centred around families and children.
Fashions on the Field winners and contestants.
This year’s ‘Christmas in July’ Luncheon will be held on Sunday 18th July in our favourites Function room, Corbould Park Racecourse. www.sctc.com.au for more information.
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Fashions Field J a n uary
9 th, 2010
Magic Millions Race Day
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H er i t a g e
Celebrating 150 Years
By Marcus Williams
“I enjoy the culture of the
her influence I developed a
No stranger to a challenge, Victoria Racing Club
keen business sense and a
VRC, it is proactive and
Deputy Chief Executive Sue Lloyd-Williams –
balanced perspective on life.
dynamic,” she explains. “We
who has been the driving force behind the
She instilled in me a ‘you can
successful marketing of the Melbourne Cup
achieve anything’ attitude, and to
Carnival as a truly international event – is
this year steering the Club’s ambitious plans to celebrate the 150th running of the iconic Melbourne Cup. As the Melbourne Cup celebrates an unrivalled milestone in 2010, Ms Lloyd-Williams will be working on an impressive 32nd Melbourne Cup Carnival, having joined the VRC as an assistant publicity officer in 1979. Since that time, her career path and the stratospheric rise of the Melbourne Cup Carnival on the world stage have enjoyed a similar – but certainly not coincidental – trajectory.
With a remarkable career at the VRC, Ms Lloyd-Williams’ CV is duly impressive.
are prepared to be self-critical and to listen to what others have to say. I am attracted by its ‘can do better’ attitude that influences our planning and strategic thinking. Also, there is enormous pride in the Melbourne Cup
Her initiatives have included pioneering
Carnival. A constant objective is to enhance
the discipline of marketing as an important
and develop the Carnival so it remains one
component of the Club’s organisational makeup, establishing the now
of Australia’s leading international events. It is this high level of excitement and
traditional Emirates Melbourne
commitment that continues to
Cup Parade through the streets
keep me there.”
of Melbourne, the sale of the
Amongst her many awards, in
Melbourne Cup’s international
2004 Ms Lloyd Williams was
television rights in the late
recognised as one of 150
1980s (lifting the race’s world
people to have influenced the State
Put simply, Sue Lloyd-Williams’ vision and
wide audience more than ten-fold to over 700
commitment have been crucial to the Cup
million) and in 2005, the development of the
Carnival’s evolution into a world-standard social,
Club’s international strategy. As part of the
It was only natural that she would steer the
sporting, cultural and, more recently, corporate
latter, the 18-carat gold Emirates Melbourne
VRC’s commitment to appropriately recognise
Cup trophy has toured to far-flung corners
and celebrate the Melbourne Cup’s extraordinary
Having thrived in a traditionally male dominated
of the globe including Dublin, London, Dubai,
industry, Ms Lloyd-Williams credits her mother
Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong and New York,
for instilling her with self-confidence and
acting as an envoy to promote bilateral trade,
business acumen from a young age.
investment and tourism opportunities.
“I was fortunate to have such a strong role model
In an era when people change employers, and
has played through many times of hardship
in my mother, who was a successful business
often careers, regularly, Ms Lloyd-Williams’
and uncertainty, remaining resilient through
woman in her own right,” she said. “Through
tenure at the VRC is remarkable.
the decades; thus preserving its history so that
“Whilst the VRC will celebrate this milestone within the Club’s own story, we want to recognise and acknowledge the role the Melbourne Cup
H er i t a g e
it endures as a significant part of Australia’s
Through partnerships with leading cultural
understand its significance.”
heritage & identity,” Ms Lloyd-Williams said.
institutions throughout Australia, the VRC will
As one of the few true custodians of the
The VRC has recently announced a special year-long program to highlight the rich history of the race and celebrate the role it has played in the lives of all Australians since its first running
initiate a cultural heritage program including a series of gallery exhibitions, a symposium and the development of a national school education program.
in 1861. Activities will include a seven month
A state-of-the-art Visitor Information Centre,
tour of the Emirates Melbourne Cup trophy,
Walk of Fame and Heritage Trail at famous
taking in over 40 destinations across the globe
Flemington racecourse is also being developed
and around Australia, enabling communities to
to welcome visitors year-round, contributing to
connect with the iconic trophy.
Victoria’s growing tourism infrastructure.
“We are striving for the 150th celebrations
At this historical juncture, Sue Lloyd-Williams
to unite Australians whether they be here or
appears just as focussed on positioning the
overseas - after all, it is the ‘People’s Cup’ and
Melbourne Cup for the next 150 years as
through promotional activities we intend to take
celebrating its illustrious past.
the Cup on a journey - to visit schools, hospitals,
“In the past, attendance was a key indicator of
aged care facilities, shopping centre and other
a successful Cup Carnival, but in recent years,
public places,” she enthuses. “Through a range
the provision of health and safety measures
of events and activities the public will be able
have become a major focus. The challenge will
to join in the celebrations.”
be to maintain this strategy while continuing
Crafted by Hardy Brothers Jewellers and valued
to develop a healthy financial performance,”
at $150,000, the 2010 Emirates Melbourne
explains Ms Lloyd-Williams. “Strengthening
Cup trophy has returned to the design of the
the international profile of the Melbourne
illustrious 1930 Cup won by the legendary Phar
Cup Carnival and attracting international
Lap. Remaining 18ct gold and now weighing
participation, remains a key strategy for the
4kg, the Cup is modelled on the original ‘three
future growth and status of the event.
handled loving cup’ first conceived in 1919 by
“Having said that, I believe that the
master jeweller James Steeth.
Melbourne Cup will continue to be
In 2010, the Emirates Melbourne Cup will
a significant event into the future
be worth a record $6 million, maintaining its
provided that high standards are
position as the richest prize in Australian sport
maintained and forward thinking is
and the richest handicap in the world.
a driving force.
To celebrate the milestone a commemorative
“And, underpinning this is a
stamp and coin will be produced by Australia
strategy to protect and nurture
Post and the Australian Mint, respectively. A
the Melbourne Cup history and
special commemorative book, The Story of the
heritage so that further generations
Melbourne Cup brand and legend, 2010 is undoubtedly an exciting year for Ms LloydWilliams. “You can be sure that there will be more exciting announcements to be made in relation to the 150th celebrations,” Ms Lloyd-Williams said. One gets the feeling that this is one challenge that Sue Lloyd-Williams is more than capable of meeting.
Melbourne Cup – Australia’s Greatest Race, will also be produced along with a DVD of the same title.
Victoria Racing Club Deputy Chief Executive Sue Lloyd-Williams 25
Top from left: The mighty Phar Lap won only one Melbourne Cup just days after race-fixers tried to shoot him – and he later died of arsenic poisoning; With crowds like this, little wonder they say the Melbourne Cup “is the race that stops a nation”; Jockey Glenn Boss rode Makybe Diva to Melbourne Cup victories in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
Melbourne Cups didn’t always runneth over By David Ellis Owners of nags that have won the Melbourne Cup haven’t always been the most appreciative types when it’s come to accepting their prizes – but then they didn’t get what owners do today when their steeds win the richest handicap horse race in the world. In fact when Toryboy won the Cup in 1865 his owner was so horrified with his trophy that he sold it. And in the early 1890s others growled when their ‘cups’ turned out to be not grand gold or silver affairs to show off on the mantle-piece, but rather bone-china types for taking tea. And John Mayo whose horse Lord Nolan won the Cup in 1908 didn’t even get a cup at all: he got a near-metre long wooden plaque atop a garish red base, and on which was mounted a silver silhouette of a galloping horse – that local wits reported looked more like a galloping greyhound. While somewhat bemused, Mr Mayo accepted his winnings in good spirit from the Governor-General – to whom he’d earlier given a tip that Lord Nolan would win the Cup – and took his horse and his trophy home to Newcastle. Another of the more unusual Melbourne Cup trophies was that won by Mentor in the Centennial Year 1888. It comprised three silver horses on a silver-plated base, the lot weighing 280 ounces (nearly 8kg) and costing around $5,000. When 26
it sold at auction in 1987 it fetched a whopping $177,000. In some years there were no trophies at all, just cash, and from 1942 to 1944 Cup winners were awarded War Bonds. The first Melbourne Cup winner’s prize in 1861 was a gold watch. It was won by the owners of the great Archer which had been walked 800km from Nowra to Melbourne by a group of stable-hands, a journey that took three weeks – and the horse won again the following year, but this time got to Melbourne by steamer. The first owner to publicly criticise his Cup trophy was Mr B.C. Marshall, when his Toryboy won the 1865 race. The outspoken Melbourne draper told Victoria Racing Club officials his $200 silver bowl topped with a horse and rider was “a monstrosity,” and promptly sold it to the Flemington Hunt Club which inscribed it with the names of winners of its annual Hunt until Melbourne ran out of foxes. Melbourne stockbroker W.T. Jones was the first ‘teaand coffee-cup’ recipient when his horse Bravo won the Cup in 1889. As well as a purse of cash, his prize contained a set each of cups, saucers, tea and coffee pots, presumably so he could have folk around to discuss Bravo’s success. Similar packages continued to be awarded over the next few years, prompting one outraged owner to tell the Melbourne Press that such trophies were “to the proper glory of the Melbourne Cup as flat soda water is to live Champagne.”
The controversial prizes were replaced by more conservative trophies in the early 1900s, after Mr Mayo received that somewhat cumbersome plaque for Lord Nolan’s win. Mr Mayo had never doubted his horse would win the Cup, and on a tram from his Melbourne hotel to the race track proffered such advice to anyone listening – and at the track, to Governor-General, Lord Dudley. After the race, the G-G confided how “a strange, grey-headed old man told me before the race that Lord Nelson would win; I took little notice – then to my astonishment he came up to collect his prize.” By the 1920s a ‘loving cup’ design had been permanently adopted; today’s gold cups are valued at around $190,000 each – and for good measure come with cash components for first, second and third place winners comprising a cosy $5.5m. Little wonder the race now attracts starters from England, Ireland, Japan, the USA, Germany and the UAE. HOOFNOTE: Most successful Melbourne Cup trainer, Bart Cummings has had 11 winners, while jockeys Harry White and Bobbie Lewis share riding honours with four wins each. And the legendary Phar Lap that was bought for a mere $330 and earned over $100,000 in prize money, won only one Melbourne Cup from three starts – in 1930. Race-fixing criminals had tried to shoot him four days before the race, and he later died of arsenic poisoning.
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in South Australia
Whether you’re after a fun day out with the girls
be held on Monday, March 14, and is sure to
or the opportunity to dress up and enjoy all the
deliver everything that racegoers have come
action trackside, Allan Scott Park Morphettville
to expect from the premier South Australian
is the place to be when it comes to thoroughbred
Jockey Club event - from a range of corporate
racing in South Australia.
and entertainment packages to Fashions on
Located just minutes from the picturesque
the Field for those who like to dress to impress.
seaside suburb of Glenelg and halfway between
Bookings are now being taken for the 2011
the beach and the city, there’s simply nothing
event and to secure your position track side
like a day at the races at Allan Scott Park
it is recommended that you book as early as
possible to avoid disappointment.
With a state public holiday declared, thousands
Every year Australia stands still for one race
of people flock annually to Allan Scott Park
– The Melbourne Cup, and South Australians
Morphettville to indulge in a fantastic day
are no exception. South Australians however
of fashion, entertainment and some of the
are treated to live thoroughbred racing at
finest thoroughbred racing in Australia for the
Morphettville whilst still being offered all of
Christmas Twilight Races
the action from the Flemington via big screens
With temperatures rising and days getting busier
scattered around the course.
there is no better way to take a moment to relax
Next year’s Adelaide Casino Adelaide Cup will
Like our neighbours to the east, South Australians like to dress up, sip on champagne
of package options available it is the perfect way to celebrate some of the finest thoroughbred racing that South Australia has to offer.
just before Christmas than at the Christmas Twilight Races at Allan Scott Park Morphettville.
and celebrate the Spring Carnival trackside and
Watch all of the live action trackside as the
there’s no better place to feel close to all the
horses roar past in the midst of a spectacular
action that at Allan Scott Park.
sunset with a cool ocean breeze sweeping past
Irish Race Day
as you sip in a refreshing glass of champagne.
If you want to experience the luck of the
Allan Scott Park Morphettville is the ideal place
Irish, follow the rainbow to Allan Scott Park
for that Christmas work break-up or perhaps
Morphettville this Irish Race Day. There’ll be
just to catch up with friends and with a range of
plenty of Irish entertainment to keep you
package options available it is the perfect way
amused and you never know, you might just
to ignite that holiday spirit.
For further information about SAJC or any of
Saturday, August 21 2010, is Irish Race Day at
their feature racing events visit sajc.com.au or
Allan Scott Park Morphettville and with a range
phone (08) 8295 0199.
Young at Heart
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Racing for the
local TAFE students. There will be great lucky
door prizes and every patron will receive a bag of goodies for attending.
The Garden Party The relaxed under cover setting of the Garden Party allows members of the public to enjoy reserved seating and table service meals located in an area just a short walk from the finishing line. The Fashions on the Field preliminary judging occurs adjacent to this area, and guests of the Garden Party have prime viewing of the 2010 sees the 52nd annual Cairns Airport Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival. The race meeting prize money draws interest state-wide and attracts large fields each year from both new and returning participants. It is considered one of the richest provincial horse races in Australia and the headline act on the regional social calendar. The Carnival is not just about racing; itâ€™s about having a good time and promoting Cairns. The on-track event attracts more than 11,000 people, over 4,000 of whom
catwalk. This area is one of the first to sell out at the Carnival. The Garden Party operates on both days of racing at the Carnival.
Qantas Fashions on the Field The Fashions on the Field is a highly anticipated and hotly contested event each year with entrants from as far a field as New Zealand as well as local and interstate competitors. Each year judges from across the spectrum of Australian fashion publications, broadcasters and organisations cast expert eyes over the
event, the Cairns Airport Cairns Amateurs outdoor Ball and the Annual General Meeting as well as access to the Members area at the track.
entrants. Their presence, along with local and
GEN Y: A provisional membership for the
national identities, various fashion houses
younger generation at a subsidized cost. It
and companies create an event of style,
enables members to attend the Ball and their
around and during the racing.
contemporary trends and elegance.
own exclusive Members area at the track, as
Lexus of Cairns Ladies Fashion High Tea
well as a party prior to and after the event at
are interstate and overseas visitors. The Carnival runs from 2â€“5 September with two days of horse racing and a number of social events
There are three levels of Membership available
to the Cairns Airport Cairns Amateurs Racing
RACE: Provides members with access to the
Tea. Patrons will be entertained with some
Members area at the track on both days.
exclusive fashion collections straight from the
TRADITIONAL: Offers all the trimmings, access
All information and bookings can be made on
Brisbane Fashion Week catwalks as well as
to exclusive Members-only events including the
the Cairns Airport Cairns Amateurs website,
some locally grown talent being showcased by
Presidents Welcome Cocktail Party, the premier
Thursday 2nd September kicks off the Carnival with the Lexus of Cairns Ladies Fashion High
Gender & Passion
H er i t a g e
by Diana Raab
Jason Neff is the director and producer of JOCK, a feature length documentary about the first ever all-female retired jockey race, set to be held Preakness weekend at Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Daina Raab interviewed him about the project. DR: Tell me about the upcoming race.
is the oldest. She hasn’t raced in 40 years and
JN: The race features eight American women,
like the rest of them, still thinks she can win! The
who overcame sexual harassment, ridicule and
others are Cheryl White, Andrea Seefeldt, Gwen
life-threatening compromises to follow their
Jocson, Jennifer Rowland, Mary Russ Tortora,
passion to ride.
Mary Wiley Wagner, and Patricia (PJ) Cooksey.
DR: Who are they and what is their age range?
DR: Racing is physically demanding. Aren’t these
JN: They range in age from 43 to 60. Barbara Jo
women a little old to be riding a 1200 pound
horse at 40 miles per hour?
JN: Outsiders might think so, but not these
ladies. We’re documenting their preparations for the race – from working out at the gym to get in shape to galloping and breezing horses in the mornings. They’re chomping at the bit to ride. DR: These women were true female pioneers in the racing worldwide, is that right? JN: Yes. They’re all pioneers in a different sort of way. For example, in 1969, Barbara Jo became the first licensed female jockey to win a race against men at a recognized U.S. racetrack. Cheryl was the first African-American female jockey. P.J. is the third all-time leading female jockey. Andrea rode in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Gwen holds the record for the most wins in a single year by a woman and so on. DR: You say these jockeys have retired from riding,
so how are they keeping busy these days? JN: They are ALL very busy. In addition to
Barbara Jo teaching dressage, Jennifer is Barbara Jo Rubin
a financial advisor, Cheryl is a racing official in California, P.J. is Executive Director of the Kentucky Racing Commission, Mary Russ Tortora still gallops and trains race horses with her husband, Andrea manages the family ranch, Mary Wiley Wagner works in real estate, and Gwen is going back to school while continuing to gallop horses at the track. DR: Is your documentary about more than just
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Mary Russ Tortora
H er i t a g e
Mary Wiley Wagner
JN: Yes. The race will provide a dramatic
took the male racing establishment to court. The
explores what happens when perseverance and
ending to the film, but the movie will share the
Maryland racing commission was forced to give
passion collide. Can I give a plug here?
remarkable stories of what these and other
her a license. Early on, major race tracks had
pioneer female jockeys endured both on and
to cancel races because male jockeys refused
off the track in order to pursue their passion
to ride. The women were stoned, harassed
and generally discriminated against. It wasn’t
DR: Why did American women want to race
unusual to hear spectators screaming, “Go back
to the kitchen where you belong!” Often times
JN: Because it was their passion. Many were
trainers would only give them sore/crippled
movie and the race?
inspired by Elizabeth Taylor in the movie
horses with little chance of winning. It was tough
J N: They can go to the website, www.
“National Velvet”, (1944), where she pretended
for them to really succeed.
jockthemovie.com. I also invited them to become
to be a boy so she could fulfill her dream of
DR: How are these women trailblazers for
female jockeys around the world?
DR: That sounds a lot like the story of Australian
JN: After the glass ceiling fell in the United
to hear who wins the race. JN: Me neither. Thanks for your interest.
DR: Sure. JN: Come watch these female jockeys collide on
May 14th, 2010 when they attempt to re-write history one last time. DR: How do readers learn more about your
a fan of the film at facebook.com/jockthemovie. DR: Good luck with the film, Jason. I can’t wait
Jockey Bill “Girlie” Smith.
States in 1969, many countries followed suit
JN: Ironically, my grandfather who was a jockey
and allowed women to ride. It took another
and trainer was also named Bill Smith; without
10 years before Australia gave the green light
the “Girlie,” but I think you are referring to Bill
for Pam O’Neil and Linda Jones to race. Most
About Jason Neff
“Girlie” Smith who was an Australian jockey
young women riders today have no idea how
Jason Neff grew up
in the 40s and 50s. She spent her career
hard it was for their predecessors. Most just
in the horse-racing
pretending to be a man. Only after her death
take their right to ride for granted. But, this
world. His father and
was it revealed that Bill was born Wilhemena
movie will show them how lucky they truly are.
Uncle rode against
Smith. It’s amazing how she hid her gender for
DR: Is JOCK an action film or an empowerment
all those years.
DR: So unlike Australia’s first unofficial female
JN: Actually, it’s both. All-time leading female
jockey these women had a smooth going?
Jockey Julie Krone told me, “The stories of these
JN: Well, I wouldn’t say it was smooth, but they
women gave me the spirit to believe that nobody
had the law on their side. With the passage
could stop me.” P.J. says she thinks, “JOCK
of the Civil Rights Amendment to the U.S.
will go a long way in teaching young women
Constitution, Olympic Equestrian Kathy Kusner
perseverance in the face of adversity.” This film
many of the original American pioneer female jockeys. When he was a kid he remembers hearing their stories and admiring them for all the challenges they overcame to follow their passion. He’s making this film to honour and recognize them.
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consumption, lower profits, lower commodity, equity and asset prices, businesses are under stress, tax income has been forecasted to drop $115 billion over the next 4 years, and natural disasters are impacting creating hardship for businesses and communities. The Australian Horse Industry remains in turmoil as the question of whether the Tax Office considers whether a taxpayers activities to be carried on as a business or hobby is still considered largely a grey area. Despite the latest ATO Horse Industry Ruling TR2008/2 now finalised, giving optimism to those wanting to claim deductions and losses from their horse activities, and the overwhelming relief felt by the tax community resulting from the landmark decision reached by WA Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) in MR & SL Block & Ors v FC of T 2007 ATC 2735, the ‘Block’s case’, held that their horse breeding and racing activities were in fact a business and their deductions and losses were deductible even when there significant losses especially in the first 3 to 5 years due to significant bad luck from unforeseen events. 36
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less than 50% of most of his broodmares, even despite many strong business factors especially in terms of quality of stock, and profit intention of the taxpayer. Breeders who invest partial interest in multiple mares, including higher quality and costly mares, in order to spread the risk associated with unforeseen events should be forewarned. Whether a person’s breeding and or racing activities will be accepted by the ATO is remains
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Shoes On Chevron
The Best Little Shoe Boutique in Town
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The Best little
The best little shoe boutique in town
might be tucked away in an arcade
on Chevron Island but as you walk through the door you will feast your senses on a delightful and stunning selection of shoes and handbags. Shoes on Chevron’s mission is to supply nothing but the best, simply stunning and divine European imports. The selection is amazing and diverse, something to suit most tastes and occasions, whilst keeping a finger firmly on the pulse of international trends. Get in early each season for your size or handbag as limited size runs of each style ensures exclusivity. Stocked brands include Sempre Di, Hogl, Martini Osvaldo, Schutz, Piazza Grande, Brando and Nu by Neo. European label handbags Toscani, Puntotres and Ripani sit alongside Junior Drake, a newly acquired label out of US. All of the magnificent handbags in store are ‘oneoffs’, ensuring each bag is a little more unique. If you are a race lady and love magnificent Shop 8, 49 Thomas Drive, Chevron Island, Queensland
parasols … cast your eyes over our Italian Pasotti parasols!
07 5539 8269
Remember give a girl the right shoe and she
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Shop 8 /49 Thomas Drive, Chevron Island.
can conquer the world! Shoes on Chevron. Phone 55398269.
Top t o Toe
Points Boutique, situated on Grice Avenue,
a shoe boutique with a point of difference,
Paradise Point, offers you an elegant shoe store
which makes every woman feel and know that
with all the dressings. Beautiful handbags, hats,
she really is special. Now she looks forward to
evening bags, jewellery, race wear, cocktail and
giving that same feeling to her new friends and
evening dresses, day wear and of course, an
customers at Points Boutique on the Gold Coast
exquisite range of shoes from some of the finest
and introducing some really different labels and
designers, some of which we have listed below.
Sonya Varley, owner of this unique new business
Look forward to seeing you at Points!
has recently relocated to Paradise Point from the Central Coast of NSW. “Points” is Sonya’s fourth boutique and specializes in her wardrobe makeovers, with a ‘Top to Toe’ friendly service. Growing up with a mother as a fine seamstress, has certainly contributed to the fact her family
(07) 5501 5544
has over 35 years experience and knowledge of the fashion industry, As with her boutiques of the past, Sonya offers
Fashion Designers: Rosie Noír • I Woman I Love • Mink Pink • Carmel • Sash • Paco PM • Cisada • Barometer Footwear: Sanna Shoes Australia • Boutique Identi • Zensu Australia • Cinnamon • D’Jango & Juliette • Lily Rose bags & Accessories: Vera May Leather • Oran Leather • Miss M • Carlo Felinii Jewellery • Amore Jewels • Sarroff Designs Bodywear 39
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Fa shi o n
Save on the
Dressing can put an unwelcome dent in the
Who’s to know that the divine Charlie Brown
purses of the fashion conscious, but there are
dress you’ve just bought flattered another’s
some who know that looking a million dollars
figure at another time. Chances are it looks
doesn’t have to cost the earth! The secret is
better on you!
pre-owned clothing, and lots of it!
Save on the fashion brands you love, clothes
One person’s passé outfit is ‘flavour of the
and accessories at very reasonable prices.
month’ to another.
Let the ladies at Del-Re’s Wardrobe help you
Del-Re’s Wardrobe offers just that, unique
put that special outfit together.
ladies fashion and accessories. Catering for all
Del-Re’s Wardrobe. Quality, unique, pre-owned
ages, from casual daywear to formal evening
Local and imported Women’s fashion, hats,
dresses and everything in between with new
shoes and accessories.
stock arriving regularly.
Gold Coast trainer and regular customer Maryann Thexton, dressed by Del-Re’s Wardrobe.
Shop 3, 171 – 175 Nerang St, Southport
To assure customers of the best possible
Open Tue– Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 2pm.
quality, all garments are thoroughly cleaned
Other times by appointment.
and inspected before being placed in stock.
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Celebrate in SILK Living Silk has attracted quite a following among the discerning women of racing. And no wonder, it’s a winner. Silk is ideal for day wear. It breathes against the body, so you feel cool in summer and warm in winter. It’s also crease-resistant, so you look fresh all day long. And wow it captures colour! So you stand out in the crowd for all the right reasons. And the look is elegance. Tailored dresses and pretty frocks. Classic wrap-shirts and hand‑stitched skirts. Charming boleros and showstopping coats. Each piece skims the body and promises to flatter any figure. Hues range from elegant neutrals through to fresh pastels and vibrant brights. Also a unique collection of accessories, including charming jewels and matching bags. Living Silk is the label to watch this racing season. 210 Given Terrace Paddington, Brisbane 07 3367 3777
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Major exhibition at the queensland art gallery Christian Dior Haute Couture Autumn Winter 2007 60th Anniversary celebration show at L'Orangerie du Chateau de Versailles
27 March – 27 June 2010 Gallery 4, Queensland Art Gallery
Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
The Queensland Art Gallery is the exclusive Australian venue for a
spectacular exhibition exploring the art of millinery.
‘Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones’ is the result of a collaboration between London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and one of the world’s foremost milliners, Stephen Jones. Exploring the fascinating world of millinery, the exhibition presents more than 250 hats and iconic headpieces from the V&A’s extensive collection and Jones’s own archive. The exhibition includes historical items and iconic hats, such as a twelfthcentury Egyptian fez, a wide-brimmed black silk tulle hat from Christian Dior’s first collection in 1948, Mary Quant’s c.1968 navy blue beret, and Stephen Jones’s ‘Wash n’ Go’ hat, molded from clear plastic to resemble a splash of water, from Spring Summer 1993. It also features hats worn by historical and cultural icons: Elsa Schiaparelli’s black felt beret worn by Marlene Dietrich in Witness for the Prosecution in 1957; Philip Treacy’s bridal headpiece created for Camilla Parker-Bowles’s marriage to the Prince of Wales in 2005; and Jones’s own creations, such as Mick Jagger’s hat worn for the Rolling Stones’ A Bigger Bang World Tour and Kylie Minogue’s visor headdress for her Showgirl tour.
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‘Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones’ examines the world of millinery from the inside out, following the life of a hat through the stages of inspiration and creation to the salon and, finally, to the client who gives the hat its ultimate purpose and flourish. The exhibition has been designed to evoke a fantastical garden in which groups of hats are arranged like decorative floral bouquets.
‘Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones’ provides an opportunity for audiences to delight in the frivolity of hats, but also to learn about their personal, cultural and historical significance. Publication: The hardcover catalogue, Hats: An Anthology by Stephen
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Pink Mint opened its doors at Chermside
them feel welcome, we know what makes them
Shopping Centre in August 2007 specialising
look good and offer service that we believe is
in race, formal and up-market day wear. Pink
not being offered elsewhere”.
Mint offers its customers excellent service
We have many loyal customers returning to
and quality stock. All garments are from either
us season after season with most of our new
Australian or New Zealand designers and in
customers coming from word of mouth. The
most cases the labels are exclusive to Brisbane.
business has grown at an incredible rate since
The owner of Pink Mint, Nevenka Brown, was
we started. We believe our stock is the best
the original owner of The Mask in the City and
in Queensland, innovative beautiful designs
she states “Our customers keep coming back
that make our customers look individual and
to us because we do make an effort to make
Designers include Lisa Barron, Matthew Eager, Angela Lewis, Nicolangela, Ruth Tarvydas, Alex Perry and many more. Pink Mint Shop 243a Westfield Shopping Centre, Chermside (near Coffee Club in old section) Phone: 07 3630 5656
Shop 243a Westfield Shopping Centre Gympie & Hamilton Rd Chermside Ph: 07 3630 5656 Web: www.pinkmint.com.au
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Pride and the
For those who believe life should be stylish,
FSP offers its high quality leather products. Originating from South Africa, the FSP
Collection expresses both the vibrant colours inherent to African culture and the appreciation of natural environments. The collection showcases a variety of hides, used to impart beauty to a range of cushions, rugs and bags. With the use of hair-on hides, the natural look of the skins is retained. Springbok bags from FSP are not only made to be durable, they boast a glossy finish that makes them one-of-a-kind. Inspired by the need to create striking yet functional handbags, the leather used to manufacture this Collection is not only environmentally-friendly but ages beautifully with wear. The leather is tanned with the natural extracts from the bark of Wattle and Mimosa trees, using 100 per cent natural translucent dyes to achieve its unique finish. The result is cheerful, lively colours with fruit as a central theme.
There are elegant African springbok skins for those who have within them the desire to stand out â€“ perfect for a drawing room wall or placement on wooden floors as a striking addition in the living room. The springbok skin cushions are a distinctive accessory â€“ exquisitely tactile, resilient and unique.
All hides are obtained through South African Government approved animal herd reduction programs. By choosing this original African design, you are supporting job creation within previously disadvantaged communities. Adorn yourself in the pride and beauty of Africa. For more information visit the exclusive distributors website for Australia and New Zealand: www.djaafar.com. DJAAFAR Pty Ltd is a leading distributor in premium lifestyle accessories. Founded by former architect Djaafar El Ghazi, DJAAFAR Pty Ltd represents eight fashion and homeware accessories brands from around the world, including FSP and the exclusive label DJAAFAR.
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Editors note: These bags are really beautiful
and a must for any racing outfit. The designs are unique and the colours are magnificent. They are also completely eco friendly. The springbok leather is taken from culled animals that are not cruelly farmed for their skins.
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For Buderim Milliner Sandy Aslett, the journey
towards her passion for creating exciting designers headwear began with a love affair for the world of fashion. With sewing skills honed
outside the boundaries of formal millinery and
from the tender age of five, Sandy’s career
create unexpected combinations which have
has taken many twists and turns with creative
become her fashion signature.
fashion always an integral part of her life.
Fast forward to 2010 and Sandy is firmly
From dressmaking to owning her own fashion
established in her Sunshine Coast studio nestled
boutique, Sandy’s venture into millinery began
in the foothills of Buderim, creating designer
approximately three years ago with a quest to
headwear that will long be remembered for its
find a hat that was the perfect fit for her head.
artistic beauty. Using trimmings sourced from
By 2008 Sandy was being tutored by some
overseas travels, her hats range from bygone
of Australia’s finest milliners including Louise
classics to the wild and way out, but always
Macdonald in traditional millinery, flamboyant
wearable, comfortable and styled to fit the
Sydney milliner Neil Grigg and the techniques of
individual and their personality.
French flower making with Georgina Conheady.
Expect to see more of the Hats by Sandy A label
Since attending the 2009 International
as the creations continue to evolve and set the
Milliners Forum Sandy has not looked back
pace for fashion headwear.
with continued studies encouraging her to step
By Studio Appointment only
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The Hat box
Dale Olsson, owner of The Hat Box, has always
claimed that she only stocks hats from the best
milliners in Australia. “My milliner’s hats are
superb and their work gets better every year
Right: Dale with Stephen Jones at The Hat Box in Brisbane. Below: Hats by Stephen Jones – Guggenheim, A La Carte, Shibuya, Knead
but I always wanted to stock the very best so, last year, I jetted off to London to beard the hat Kings in their own dens and talk business.” According to Dale, “Both Philip Treacy and Stephen Jones are unique. Phillip is, of course, the milliner to the royal family so his work is classic and traditional. On the other hand, Stephen’s work is much more avant garde and the hats I have chosen this year are divine – of milliner who will best fulfil the client’s needs.
course, the hats are expensive but they are
“Most hats here are one-off originals and my
investment items which can be worn for years
milliners are first past the post every time. In
as they are so elegant. As far as this season is
fact, Fashions on the Field entrants have won at
concerned we’re following international trends.
every major race meeting throughout Australia
This Winter we’ll see the return of the leopard
wearing our hats.” And for those clients wanting
print, as well as jewel tones, metallics and the
a hat made to order, Dale will discuss shapes
perennial classic, black, livened up with sequin
and colours, and because each milliner has his
of Brisbane, The Hat Box has a comprehensive
and diamante trims. Eye veils will give the
or her own distinctive style, meaning some may
website which is updated every couple of months
wearer a mysterious allure and leather trims
specialise in structural pieces whilst some may
(www.thehatbox.com.au). Hats can be chosen
provide a ‘tough’ content to a demure ensemble.”
specialise in feathers, it’s essential to match the
and ordered on line and delivered to your door.
The Hat Box, situated in the beautiful heritagelisted Brisbane Arcade, is braced for the annual influx of clients wanting something fabulous for the Winter Racing Carnival. For clients living out
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with Ontrack Thoroughbreds
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Stakes winner Fabiarna. 52
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Marvellous, Magical Meydan
T r a ve l
The most unique racecourse in the world
by Jenny Bartels
Setting new standards, exceeding boundaries
and developing a worldly wonderland from a desert landscape is nothing new for Dubai, one of the United Arab Emirates. Plans for the new Meydan Racecourse and Hotel were announced during the Dubai World Cup two years ago. Nad el Sheba had outgrown its capacity to entertain the worldly set who descend on Dubai every year to witness the richest race run. This decision was made and
The infinity pool on the 11th floor.
realised by Dubaiâ€™s ruler, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who has always had visions for his Emirate. This racing precinct has set a precedent for other countries to equal or emulate such a world-class facility, but I doubt if we shall ever see such a monolithic structure again in our time. Apart from a racecourse, Meydan will become a great tourist attraction especially for international racing aficionados who will no doubt make a pilgrimage to the sacred course. Its design is also intended as a hub for the business community and an entertainment venue. Notable performers, Sting, Sir Elton John and Santana have all recently played at this course. Those who wish to attend Meydan for thoroughbred and Arabian racing fixtures now have the added advantage of booking into the majestic Meydan Hotel, moulded into the gigantic grandstand, and viewing the races not
The terrace which stretches the full length of the Meydan Hotel. I had the thrill of being shown through the complex and as I had anticipated, it was marvellously modern, perfectly positioned and convenient for those patrons not wishing to join hospitality tents, private boxes or the grandstand, stretching to nearly a kilometre long. One can even cool off in the rooftop pool on the 11th floor, lifeguard and all, and cheer on your favourite horse. This infinity pool appears to just blend in with the worldâ€™s most modern track and is always in sight.
The giant screen track-side is the largest in the world.
Reen, the Assistant Guest Manager suggested
decided. How does one put a price on the most
that the Terrace is the most perfect place of all
unique racing concept ever built?
for views as it provides a fabulous panoramic
If you are ever contemplating a visit to Dubai,
view and stretches the full length of this
only from the 60,000 capacity grandstand, but
also from their luxury hotel suites.
At the time of my visit even tariffs had not been
Right: The diamondstudded restaurant.
make time to call in to Meydan Racecourse and Hotel. I am certain you will be astounded at this spectacular concept.
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rac i n g
Blacks A Fake
To win an Inter Dominion is a lifelong ambition
The dynamic duo, affectionately known as
for anyone with a harness racing pursuit.
“Blackie and Nat”, won their third Inter Dominion
This is the industry’s jewel in the crown. The
at Moonee Valley, Melbourne, in 2008 and
most prestigious race on the Australasian
equalled Our Sir Vancelot’s “threepeat” which
harness racing calendar staged each year on
was achieved in the late nineties.
a rotational basis in each state of Australia and the two islands of New Zealand. To win one is a milestone. To win four is unheard of. And that’s exactly what Natalie Rasmussen and
The scene was set for history to be created on the Gold Coast in 2009 but, alas, after being pressured in front, Blacks a Fake held every rival until the ex-American pacer Mr Feelgood drove
her champion pacer Blacks A Fake achieved at
late and Blacks A Fake had to be content with
the Menangle racetrack on Sydney’s outskirts
the runner-up cheque.
in early March.
Blacks A Fake’s rollercoaster ride of inter Dominion success began in Hobart, Tasmania, in 2006 and the dose was repeated at Globe Derby, Adelaide, in 2007.
Fast-forward 12 months and many “experts” had written off Blacks A Fake as a legitimate Inter Dominion prospect. Fortunately, Natalie Rasmussen was not one of them. Rather than compete in the interstate limelight, Blacks A
While Blacks A Fake naturally deserves the plaudits, Natalie Rasmussen’s training, driving and management of the nine-year-old has been second-to-none. Her story is considered one of the most outstanding in Australian sportswomen’s history.
Fake readied himself for the combat with a series of low key wins at Albion Park and the Gold Coast.
But was the fourth Inter Dominion the last
After making a clean sweep of his heats, Blacks A Fake lined up as the second favourite in the Grand Final behind the boom New Zealand pacer Monkey King. Monkey King trailed up behind Blacks A Fake three-wide and had his chance in the straight but “Blackie” powered clear to write himself into the history books as the first horse to win four Inter Dominions and become the second richest pacer in the world behind the American Gallo Blue Chip.
more times this year before being aimed at
chapter in this fairytale story. Not yet. Fit and well, Blacks A Fake will race a couple the 2011 Christchurch Inter Dominion in New Zealand’s south island. But, as Natalie stresses, the champion will only compete if he is at his very best. The first sign of a below par run or “Blackie” not enjoying his racing, will signal an immediate retirement. Women In Racing salute Natalie Rasmussen and Blacks A Fake on their historic triumph in winning four Inter Dominions.
T r a ve l
oasis in Dubai
By Jennifer Bartels
336 air-conditioned boxes, two international polo fields, an exercise track that measures
Dubai Polo and Equestrian Centre, Arabian Ranches
nearly 7,000 metres as well as a section that
A warm welcome awaited at the lobby of the
Dubai Polo and Equestrian Centre that is located
Endurance riding and desert hacking are
on the outskirts of downtown Dubai. Surrounded
on offer to club members and the general
by sanded topography and emerging buildings
public. This department is handled by leading
rising from the desert, the centre appeared as
endurance rider, stable manager, Khalid
an oasis. Kamal Basha, the equestrian centre’s
Ahmed who is a world-class rider. A relaxed,
foreman, conveyed friendliness and enthusiasm
sophisticated gentleman, Khalid has worked
and was keen to show the facilities of this
closely with Dubai’s ruling families as well
as highly recognised VIPs. His speciality is
A busy morning had come slowly to a halt as
endurance riding. If you ever have a chance
horses were attended to and placed back in
why not book in for some desert hacking (mind
their barns following another active training
you some experience in riding is definitely a
session. Novice riders had been taken through
their paces as were polo ponies practising for their next competition. Amin Khan, an ex‑army
caters for the riding school, show jumping and
Abovve: Jenny Bartels with riding instructor Amin Khan. Below: Foreman Kamal Basha (left) and stable manager Khalid Ahmed.
A lovely surprise awaited at the conclusion of this personal tour. I had the pleasure of meeting
instructor takes charge of the riding
a Newcastle lady, Adriana de Koeyer
school where all ages, nationalities and
who has the fabulous position of
competencies are attended to with
Events Co-Coordinator for the Dubai
professional experience from this great
Polo Academy. She explained her role
rider. I observe owners returning to
as an expat in such a great environment
their cars and heading to the office
and her ability with horses secured her
to face another busy day. A wonderful
this position at the Academy.
way to start the day in the cool of the
This prestigious club is so
morning at the club.
professional but ever so welcoming
Kamal oversees the everyday running
so, as I mentioned before, try to
of the complex and is a true statistics
visit this exciting innovative centre
man accessing the logistics of such a
and I guarantee you will be treated
large integrated facility. This comprises
like royalty. 57
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2009 Rolling Spar kling Pinot Gr igio Chardonnay When used to make sparkling wine, Pinot Grigio creates a wonderful zesty, applely freshness without the biting acidity that can sometimes be found in inexpensive fizz. Pinot Grigio’s great texture and softness lends itself perfectly to the elegance of the sparkling classic Chardonnay. Together the Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay create a unique blend, in a new style from an emerging wine region. Winemaker Debbie Lauritz and the team selected a single block of Pinot Grigio and of Chardonnay that developed flavour ripeness earlier and retained a lot of natural acidity making them an excellent choice for sparkling fruit. The Pinot Grigio (55%) and Chardonnay (45%) were blended to attain the best balance of fruit weight, texture and crispness with the final blend matured on yeast lees for a further four months prior to secondary fermentation. Being a vintage sparkling the labelling lets you ensure that you can always enjoy this wine when it is at its best – young and vibrant.
2006 Blue Pyrenees Vintage Br ut The 2006 Vintage Brut expresses the special quality of its component wines to create a consistent house style. The Blue Pyrenees team has incorporated the best cuvées from the three classic sparkling varieties – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, which represent excellence in varietal and regional character. The judicious use of small amounts of reserve wine adds complexity and maturity whilst helping to maintain consistency from year to year. The complex aromas of baker’s dough, freshly baked biscuits and nougat are evidence of extended aging on yeast lees. Subtle hints of lemon and confection give an overall impression of freshness and vitality. The 2006 Blue Pyrenees Estate Vintage Brut exhibits a fine and persistent bead, concentrated yeast autolysis characters and grapefruit flavours. The lively palate is driven by a fresh acidity, which lingers harmoniously with the aged complexity. Released as a mature style it is ready to appreciate now.
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Affectionately known as ‘Australia’s own champagne’ since founder Nicolas Feuillatte lives in Sydney six months of the year, the wine first entered the market in 1970s New York and became a favourite with icons such as Jackie Onassis and Sophia Loren. The NV Brut is at the core of the Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte range, and comprises youthful fresh aromas and rich complex clean flavours, in a friendly style, that reflects the natural fruit character and terroir of the vineyards. The final blend, an assemblage from over 200 individual wines, takes over eight weeks to create and comprises of 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier and 20% Chardonnay. It is a pale gold elegant wine marked by a floral, fruit nose and a smooth, balanced palate. Sophisticated, youthful, and dynamic Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte is not tied to an old historic house style from centuries past. It is well known for its modern production cellars on the outskirts of Epernay in the heart of the Champagne region.
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