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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

Australia.

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

Hundreds of thousands of race-goers,

www.womeninracingmagazine.com.au – so if

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

Cathryn Meredith

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

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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


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P a l a z z o V er s a c e

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J a n uary

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Milli o ns

Lunch

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Roma Blair

Josephine Juliano

Lauren Dally

Pamela Larsen and Judy Brine

Chris Nott

Emma Boling

Sandy Bell and Ann Meddleton

Natalie Letford

Effie Cliff

Dinah Newhouse and Liz Clift

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Winter St akes

E ve n t s

Tattersall’s Racing Club

Race Day

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.

TATTERSALL’S CLUB

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

» Weddings

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,

» Accommodation

with waiters.

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 claire.dean@tattersallsclub.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

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Gold Coast

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Turf Club

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

afternoon.

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.

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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.

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Friends.Fun.Glamour.Excitement. Style.

Raceday Experience

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.

Event Centre

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: functions@goldcoastturf.com.au


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

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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

in Victoria.

“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.”

these scenes.”

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


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Women in Racing Inc

Luncheon

Patricia Balmer, Dale Olsson, Fleur Colishaw, Sandy Aslett, Ann Boyle

Baslyn Beel, Jennifer Bartels

Anna Mott

Kim Powell, Gillian Armstrong, Maureen Rusk

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Stephanie Nasternak, Helen Nasternak

Shirley Croft, Margaret McLean

Bernadett Frank, Roger Frank, Margo Frank

Cathi Meredith, Sharron Harris, Jackie Gill

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Margaret Lenehan, Diane Demetris


Di Holt, Natalie Letford, Effie Clift

Jane Boyle, Alexandra Harper

Jeanette Donaldson, Shirley Batten, Lisa Donovan

Viki Chatfield

Pamela Larsen, Margaret Brown

Katrina Jones, Glenda Newick

Kady Brandon

Greg and Sue Bourke

Do Holt, Natalie Letford

Moala Berliouz-Watt

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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

Racing Carnival.

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

and entertainment.

Bar. Complimentary transport will be provided

Tickets: $25

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


Carnival

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

Tickets: $25

will be served too.

to remember.

Sunday 6 June – Annual Racing Mass, Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Hendra, from 11am

Tickets: FREE

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

Tickets: FREE

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

the Mass.

celebrate the anticipation of the State’s racing

For further details visit www.brc.com.au or phone

Tickets: FREE

Grand Final – the AAMI Stradbroke – and

07 3268 2171.

Tickets: $25

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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.

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Fashions on the Field,” said Ms Harris.


Hong Kong

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

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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

networking business.

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

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“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

personally.”

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

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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 Miner’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.

Fut ure

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

Proud Past - Exciting Future! Gates open 10am • Tickets 3282 1500 www.ipswichturfclub.com.au 18+ event • Photo I.D. required

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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.

Carnival

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

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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

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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

Ladies Luncheon

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

on the

Magic Millions Race Day

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Racin g

Melbourne Cup

H er i t a g e

The

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

be fearless”

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

landmark.

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,

milestone.

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

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of Victoria.

“Whilst the VRC will celebrate this milestone within the Club’s own story, we want to recognise and acknowledge the role the Melbourne Cup


Racing

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.

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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.”

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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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Thoroughbred Racing

eve n t s

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

Morphettville.

possible to avoid disappointment.

Adelaide Cup

Spring Carnival

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

Adelaide Cup.

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

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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.

get lucky.

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.


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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; it’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

Members

well as a party prior to and after the event at

are interstate and overseas visitors. The Carnival runs from 2–5 September with two days of horse racing and a number of social events

There are three levels of Membership available

the Salthouse.

to the Cairns Airport Cairns Amateurs Racing

RACE: Provides members with access to the

Tea. Patrons will be entertained with some

Carnival, including:

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

www.cairnsamateurs.org.au.

Thursday 2nd September kicks off the Carnival with the Lexus of Cairns Ladies Fashion High

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Racin g

Gender & Passion

H er i t a g e

When

by Diana Raab

Collide

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

Gwen Jocson

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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this race?


Racing

Jennifer Rowland

Diane Crum

Mary Bacon

Andrea Seefeldt

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

for riding.

and generally discriminated against. It wasn’t

DR: Why did American women want to race

unusual to hear spectators screaming, “Go back

so badly?

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

racing.

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.

story?

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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A c c ommod a t i o n

Winning ways

Looking for

somewhere special to host your next

Being presented with the Best Party 2009

The minute you walk through the front door

Award by The Sunday Mail in December was

of Hotel Urban Brisbane you know you have

event? The search is

a great compliment for Hotel Urban Brisbane.

entered a special place.

over thanks to

The most rewarding aspect of the win, though, was the positive feedback from all VIP guests

The team is extremely proud of their work

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environment and it shows. They believe that it’s the little things that make the biggest difference.


A c c ommod a t i o n When it comes to unique spaces, Hotel Urban Brisbane exudes variety and sophistication. Located on the highest point of Brisbane’s CBD, many of Hotel Urban’s function rooms capture spectacular vistas of the city skyline and Roma Street Parklands, ideal for weddings, parties and other functions. The Parklands Room, with its large windows offering glorious views, provides the perfect location for a wedding ceremony while the Panorama Room is a stunning choice for evening dinner functions or receptions using the city skyline as a backdrop. The new rooftop Loft is a chic venue for any event that needs that extra wow factor, such as a grand birthday bash. Hotel Urban has also just released a delicious range of new menu options using local, fresh produce. The focus was to ensure the new food and beverage menu packages offer both quality, variety and great value. Service at Hotel Urban is capable, taking care of the smallest of details, ensuring everything is perfect and allowing you to take in every moment of your event.

BRISBANE

attentive, friendly and unobtrusive. Staff are very

Your best bet is Hotel Urban

Hotel Urban Brisbane

P 3831 7880 or 3831 7870 www .hotelurbanbrisbane.com.au

You’ll be all smiles when you back a winner and stay at the chic Hotel Urban Brisbane – the city’s new hotspot for stylish accomodation, dining and partying. Trot up to 345 Wickham Terrace and be inspired. Recently awarded with the Best Party 2009 Award, this visually stunning venue oozes cosmopolitan cool and plays host to some of the best views of the city. So come in, relax and stay after a day of play and experience Hotel Urban Brisbane. More comfort, more choice, more indulgence and more inspiration. For bookings contact us on (07) 3831 6177 or email stay@hotelurbanbrisbane.com.au

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Finan ce

Off and Racing!

Ladies, get your business

Financial services firm is taking business advisory to the next level with exciting new services. Gold Coast-based firm Spectrum Financial is

services”, Business Manager Renee Brimelow

very pleased to announced its Business Growth

announced.

Program; a service designed to help business

“We have identified that business owners want

changing so rapidly, it’s crucial to have business

accountants to work with them to grow and

advisors working with you to make the most of

“Our valued clients can now access additional

improve their business, so we have put together

business growth services in a cost effective

a very exciting and forward-thinking program to

your business and your assets. Some of the

manner that will increase their business

do just that!”

knowledge and provide ongoing support

The Business Growth Program begins by

and protecting assets, but unfortunately, people

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conducting a Health Check on your business,

are stuck working in their business, and not on

and covers areas such as business planning

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owners grow and improve their business.

Don’t delay, contact the team at Spectrum Financial today. Opportunities are limited. Act now!

and strategy, intellectual property, marketing, IT, human resource management, debtors management, business continuation, business exit strategies, corporate wills and owners agreements and financial reporting. One of our experienced business consultants then

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“With the economic and business environment

most important things to a business are growing revenue, increasing profit, improving cash flow

areas that may need review so the client can focus on a few key objectives to improve their businesses. Ultimately, it’s all about helping clients achieve their lifestyle goals now, and have a saleable asset in the future.”

identifies areas needing attention and works

“We are very excited to be able to offer this

with you to set action plans to rectify those

service to our clients. We don’t just want to see

issues. Training days on specific issues are

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Peace of Mind ?

Financ e

What price for

With the cost of life insurance dropping, why is

Australia one of the most underinsured nations in the developed world? In the past 15 years, the cost of life insurance has shrunk substantially with premiums having fallen by around 45 per cent in that time, but the same basket of goods now costs 50 per cent more1. In fact, the monthly premium for a 35 year old female non-smoker applying for $500,000 of life cover is generally as low as $252. A survey of claims in 2008 revealed that 13,000 Australian families received an average payout of just $91,000 on the death of a partner. With the average Australian household debt for a family with children under the age of five being $167,000, the average claims payout highlights the underinsurance problem3. The low level of cover means that if Australians need to claim, they may find the benefit they receive to be insufficient to their needs. Around 83 per cent of Australians say they have car insurance, yet less than 31 per cent have income protection insurance, according to the Investment and Financial Services Association (IFSA). Why would their most valuable assets, their life and ability to earn an income, not be afforded the same priority?

Consider the following:4 • More than 60 per cent of Australians will be disabled for more than one month during their working life. • More than 15 per cent will be disabled for more than three months during their working life. • One in six men, and one in four women, is expected to suffer a disability from the age of 35 to 65 that causes a loss of six months from work. So consider the consequences of not being able to work for six months, or a year, or more as a result of illness or injury. Or, worse still, the death of the family’s breadwinner. While nothing can compensate for the emotional loss that such a catastrophe causes, it is possible to protect your family or business finances by putting in place appropriate personal risk insurance.

So, if you prefer the peace of mind that comes with knowing that, whatever happens in the future, you and your dependents are financially secure, review your personal risk insurance cover today. To arrange a financial health check phone Muriel Skillen on 07 5574 3366. Muriel is a Certified Financial Planner™, a Senior Associate of Financial Services Institute of Australia and a member of the Women in Finance Association Inc. (Queensland).

Macnaught & Associates Pty Ltd ‘Our company has been providing wealth advice to the south east Queensland region for many years – helping people grow, manage and protect their wealth’.

Muriel Skillen CFP® Dip FP Dip Fin Markets (Sec Inst)

David Macnaught CFP® B.Bus (Accy) CPA (FPS) F Fin

Superannuation & Investment Consultants The dedicated and professional team at Macnaught & Associates Pty Ltd strive to provide you with the highest level of care and personalised service. By focusing on suitable strategies at the right time, we aim to deliver quality advice to our clients. Macnaught & Associates Pty Ltd Level 4, Waterside East Tower, 10 Holden Place Bundall QLD 4217 PO Box 7170, GCMC, Bundall QLD 9726

Tel 07 5574 3366 Fax 07 5574 3367 E: clientservices@macnaughtassoc.com.au

1 CommInsure 2 Industry Facts Page, Lifewise, IFSA www.lifewise.org.au 3 IFSA, Information Pack: Key Industry Facts, 9 August 2009 4 Institute of Actuaries Table IAD1989-93 and ALT90-92

This article is general advice and not specific to your needs. You should seek advice from a qualified financial adviser before acting on the above information. Macnaught & Associates Pty Ltd is a corporate authorised representative of Genesys Wealth Advisers Limited ABN 20 060 778 216 AFSL No 232686 Principal member of the FPA.

www.genesysadvisers.com.au/macnaught David Macnaught and Muriel Skillen are authorised representatives of Genesys Wealth Advisers Limited ABN 20 060 778 216 AFSL No. 232 686 Principal Member of the FPA.

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Finan ce

Thoroughbred

TAX CONSULTANTS

AA Xposé Media; www.aaxpose.com

Kerrie Simpson, Founder of Thoroughbred Tax Consultants Amid the global economic crisis causing less

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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Ross Stevenson

Financ e

Thoroughbred Tax Consultants are Specialist Tax Agents Year-end tax returns Financial statements Business Structuring ATO Audit Assistance Audits

Call 07 5591 9511 However, to confuse matters, in a more recent

technology company Simptel Communications.

case AATA Case 709, Mr Greg D’Arcy appealed

Simptel is negotiating with the Federal

against the ATO’s decision that disallowed his

Government over its patented voice recognition

GST claims over a previous 4 year period. NSW

technology which incorporates voice biometric

AAT ruled that Mr D’Arcy lacked decision making

security, early warning disaster alerts and

control over his stock with Mr D’Arcy holding

friendly debt reminders.

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

Advances in voice technology allow governments, banking and financial organisations to contact customers and register their voiceprint, which is harder to steal than a conventional password or PIN. Voice biometrics could also eliminate the frustration of callers having to repeat authentication details when dealing with call centres.

subjective, that is what one person regards as

The technology has the potential to greatly

a business, another may not, and there is no

reduce the threat of identity theft and fraud

‘magic prescription’ to ensure a taxpayer is

and could even see the end of credit cards,

carrying on a business in the eyes of the taxman.

passports and drivers’ licences as we know

Kerrie Simpson is also one of the founding Directors of a multi-award winning Gold Coast

SERVICING Horse Trainers Jockeys / Apprentices Track-Work Riders Breeders / Stud Owners Horse Owners Syndicate Managers Non-Resident Owners Non-Resident Trainers Farriers Stablehands Foremen Veterinarians

them. For more information visit www.simptel.com.

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Se n s a t i o n a l

footwe a r

Shoes On Chevron

The Best Little Shoe Boutique in Town

&

Shoe Bout ique a c c e s s or i e s

The Best little

in town

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.

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Top t o Toe

Exquisite Fashion

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

Australian designers.

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

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has over 35 years experience and knowledge of the fashion industry, As with her boutiques of the past, Sonya offers

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Fashion Brands You Love!

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.

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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.

Phone: 0451 045 582 or 07 3836 7362

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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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Hat Ext ravaganza

Se n s a t i o n a l

M ILLIN E R Y

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.

© catwalking.com with permission Queensland Art Gallery

‘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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Se n s a t i o n a l

Fas hion

Fashion Ladies

at Chermside

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

confident.

Ruth Tarvydas

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

Matthew Eager

Shop 243a Westfield Shopping Centre Gympie & Hamilton Rd Chermside Ph: 07 3630 5656 Web: www.pinkmint.com.au

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a c c e s s or i e s

Pride and the

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fashion always an integral part of her life.

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Fast forward to 2010 and Sandy is firmly

From dressmaking to owning her own fashion

established in her Sunshine Coast studio nestled

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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

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individual and their personality.

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Since attending the 2009 International

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Dale Olsson, owner of The Hat Box, has always

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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

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perennial classic, black, livened up with sequin

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provide a ‘tough’ content to a demure ensemble.”

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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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Racehorse Owner I n d u s tr y

Become a

with Ontrack Thoroughbreds

Racehorse ownership may seem out of reach to

This year, Ontrack has also linked with promising

most, but there are affordable options available

young trainer Paul Messara, who operates an

through racehorse syndication.

impressive private training complex at Scone

Ontrack Thoroughbreds is a Queensland-based

and on course stables at Randwick. Messara

Syndication company which offers access to

is also a regular visitor to Queensland, having

high class thoroughbreds with top stables at

enjoyed good success in recent years with

affordable prices.

Group 1 winning mare Alverta.

Ontrack uses leading Queensland trainers

Another trainer familiar to Queenslanders is

Trevor Bailey (Gold Coast) and Rob Heathcote

Gerald Ryan. The prolific Group 1 winning

(Eagle Farm). Trevor Bailey has put the polish

trainer now operates a well appointed training

Grant Morgan

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racing colours. They include stakes winners

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Barlinnie and Fabiarna.

with smart gallopers Rumbird, Sovereign Dream,

Ontrack Thoroughbreds offers shares in horses down to as little as 2.5%, with share prices starting at just $2,000. Ontrack Thoroughbreds is operated by prominent young racing professional Grant Morgan. Grant has held a number of prominent roles in the racing and breeding industry before branching out on his own. These include Marketing and Racing Manager for top Victorian Stud Eliza Park, where he helped shape the early career of subsequent leading sire General Nediym. Also an astute form analyst, Grant consults to respected publication Best Bets, studying the form professionally for all major TAB race meetings in Queensland. For information call 1300 785 529 or visit

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Racehorse Owners Associat ion

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Owner Shirley Batten is all smiles after a win with jockey Laura Cheshire (Photo: Graham Potter). a committee to represent the association

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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 Dubai’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 world’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

inspiring hotel.

also from their luxury hotel suites.

At the time of my visit even tariffs had not been

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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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Champion Pacer Ha rne s s

rac i n g

Harness Racing’s

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.

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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.

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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.


Equine Lovers

T r a ve l

An

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

dressage.

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

prestigious club.

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

pre-requisite.)

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

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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.

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