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Summer/Autumn 2011 ISSUE 8

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Welcome to this issue of Women in RACING Magazine. What a great time I had in Melbourne over the Spring Racing Carnival! I was lucky enough to be a guest of Monee Valley, where I attended the Cox Plate as well as the David Jones fashion Luncheon. Moonee Valley is a great track and everyone should check out their wonderful new night racing schedule. I attended the AAMI Derby Day and the Emirates Melbourne Cup and, despite the weather, the atmosphere and racing was incredible. I attended the annual Cup Eve Luncheon at Guy Rossi’s fabulous Florentino Restaurant in Melbourne and also had the great pleasure of attending the Crown Oaks Day Ladies’ Luncheon held at the Ballroom in the Crown Palladium. I was thoroughly amazed at the colourful fashions that were displayed at each and every event and race day and I will definitely be back for the 2011 celebrations next year.

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The Queensland Women in Racing Inc. were lucky enough to have the Melbourne Cup trophy in attendance for their Melbourne Cup Luncheon on October 19th, 2010. Read about it on page 14. This issue we will look ahead to the 2011 BMW Magic Millions Carnival and the fashion, glamour and events that surround it. With the curtains closed on another successful Spring Racing Carnival, all attention is now on the Gold Coast Turf Club as it prepares to put on their biggest race meet for the year. Future champions will be paraded at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale, and luncheons, race days, fashion and events will bring flocks of racing aficionados from the Gold Coast and all over Australia. You can read about this year’s BMW Magic Millions on page 8. The new Patinack Blue Diamond Stakes will take off on January 26 at Caulfield Race Track, with an amazing new $1 million bonus for any horse to win all three races. March 19 will see the beginning of Sydney’s AAMI Golden Slipper Festival held at Rosehill. If you have ever been confused about the different types of races in Australia, Ron William’s explains all our different races – page 20 is a must-read!

I was lucky enough to meet Milliner Minette Collins at the Women in Racing Inc. “Our Cup Runneth Over Lunch”. Minette created the beautiful hat featured on the cover of our previous issue.

We celebrate the achievements of some outstanding women in the racing industry. We look at Australia’s darling of racing, Gai Waterhouse. From battling with racing authorities to obtain her trainer’s license, to the undisputed Queen of the Turf, the Gai Waterhouse story is one of continual triumphs. See page 4. Victoria Armstrong is another to inspire. From a successful career in podiatry to a thriving business, and now her posting as Ballarat Turf Club President you can read about her story on page 30. We also look at outstanding equine vet, Dr Susannah Hawke and the pleasing influx of female jockeys proving that it takes more than mere strength to ride a winner. Did you know the racing industry generates an incredible amount of employment in Australia? Not only that, but the lead-up to racing carnivals generates huge amounts of spending on fashion, second only to Christmas! So where ever you will be over the next few months, enjoy your race days. Happy punting!

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From the Editor................................................................................................................................................... 1 Queen of Hearts – Gai Waterhouse.............................................. 5 Gai’s Magic with Millions Graduates............................................... 6 The 2011 BMW Magic Millions Carnival......................... 8 Gold Coast Turf Club – A Day to Remember ................................................................................................................................................... 12 Women in Racing Inc – Our Cup Runneth Over..................................................................................................................................................... 14 Marriott Resort & Spa – Surfer’s Paradise........ 18 Understanding Horse Racing in Australia........... 20 Gene Genie.............................................................................................................................................................. 22 Sydney to be Gripped by Slipper Fever........................ 24 Here Come the Girls.................................................................................................................. 26 Caulfield Spring Racing Carnival....................................................... 28 Victoria Armstrong.............................................................................................................................. 30 A Timely Switch for the Ballarat Cup.................................... 32 Tatts Cox Plate Day 2010........................................................................................ 34 Curtain Closes on Milestone Carnival............................... 38 Wall Street Prevails in Emirates Stakes...................... 39 Moroney Claims First Crown Oaks............................................. 40 Million Dollar Bonus for the Patinack Blue Diamond.................................................................................................... 46 Live Long and Prosper......................................................................................................... 47 Sullo says …......................................................................................................................................................... 48 There’s Nothing Like a Day at the Races............. 50 Brisbane Racing Carnival........................................................................................... 52 Women in RACING Magazine Pty Ltd PO Box 1378 Paradise Point Qld 4216 Suite 12, Level 1, 6-8 Grice Ave, Paradise Point Qld 4216 Phone (07) 5564 2055 Facsimile (07) 5564 2056 Email Website

Captivating elegance – The New BMW 6 Series Convertible.................................................................................... 54 Industry Infrastructure Plan................................................................................. 56 An Interview with Kerrina King................................................................. 58 The Vet with X-Ray Eyes.............................................................................................. 60 Fashions on the Field – Sport of Queens............ 62 Wearing a frock is good for your hormones.. 64 Putting the Reins on Ageing Skin................................................ 65 Esteem Day Spa – A Gold Coast first............................. 66 Bits to Bags – The Equestrian Heritage of Gucci..................................................................................................................................70 Style, Glamour, Distinction – Celebrate your Curves................................................................................................................................................................ 72 Top to Toe Racing Fashion...................................................................................... 73 Best New Designer Award..................................................................................... 74 Instant Hat.................................................................................................................................................................... 74 The Heads Behind The Hats...........................................................................75 The Gold Coast’s Largest Selection of Hats....................................................................................................................................76 Making Keadlines Just for You................................................................. 77 Jaydee Paino – Myer Fashions On The Field winner.....................................................................78 The Best Little Shoe Boutique in Town........................79 Golf – A Ladies’ Game .................................................................................................... 80 Be Seduced by a Short Break................................................................... 81 Beauty......................................................................................................................................................................................... 82

Managing Director Ron L. Williams Publisher/Editor Cathryn Meredith Production Manager Lia O’Reilly Graphic Designer Graham Hankin Graphic Artist Dana Korowec NSW office Anita Worsley, AKAR Media 02 9999 3863, Contributors: Emma Boling, Ron L. Williams, John Ryan, Olivia Schemanski, Mark Brassel, Karen Phillips, Wendy Ward, Lia O’Reilly, Dana Korowec. Photography: Ross Stevenson, SDP Media, Gina Milicia, Steve White, Front Cover: Gai Waterhouse Photographer: Lisa Grimm, Turfstars

Youthful Skin........................................................................................................................................................ 86 Private Access.................................................................................................................................................87 Parisian Style...................................................................................................................................................... 88 Scrumptious Eco Textiles ......................................................................................... 88 Hot to Trot..................................................................................................................................................................... 88 TAB Meetings.................................................................................................................................................... 90 Women in RACI NG Magazine can not ensure that the advertisements appearing in this magazine comply absolutely with the Trade Practices Act and other consumer legislation. It is the responsibility of the advertiser and/or supplier of the materials and copy to ensure compliance with all legal requirements. Women in RACING Magazine reserves the right to refuse an advertisement without attributing any reason for such refusal. Women in RACING Magazine does not accept responsibility for incorrect information appearing in such advertisements. All original material as to text and/or photography remains the property of Women in RACING Magazine. Contributions, including the contributor’s name and address, are welcomed by this magazine and should be addressed to the Editor, Women in RACING Magazine, PO Box 1378, Paradise Point, Qld. 4216. Please note that the views of the contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher. All dates and information, correct at time of printing. Printed December, 2010.

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By Emma Boling Achievements seem as effortless as Gai’s

From battling with racing authorities to obtain her trainer’s licence, to the undisputed Queen of the Turf, the Gai Waterhouse story is one of continual triumphs.

famed sense of style and exuberant personality.

The 2010 Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne

The daughter of legendary trainer TJ Smith,

She is the only trainer to have trained a Golden

provided yet another milestone when Descarado

Gai grew up around horses and was familiar

Slipper trifecta, joins the elite group who can

surfed through the rain affected track for a gritty

with the rigours of her chosen profession. After

claim over 100 Group 1 winners, and has

win giving Gai her first Caulfield Cup victory.

university she turned her hand to acting in both

a winning way with the Group 1 Doncaster

The big race wins read like a who’s who of

Australia and London. But the lure of the track

Handicap with six victories, four in succession.

equine athletes, but talk to Gai about your two-

There’s almost too many accolades to count,

year-old that has just joined her stables and she

father’s stables as an apprentice.

but Gai quickly lists a few of her favourites. ‘I

will regale you with insights into its personality

Despite her determination and pedigree, the

was able to emulate my Dad’s record of 154

and progress.

road to success was a rocky one indeed. She

metropolitan winners in a season and that

‘I get personal satisfaction out of something very

battled with the racing authorities to obtain

was an enormous tick for me,’ she explains

simple like getting a horse I’ve had difficulty with

her trainer’s licence, serving as her father’s

while dashing from her Tulloch Lodge stables

to win at a provincial track – it’s not always about

apprentice for fifteen years. With her typically

at Randwick to yet another meeting. ‘I think

the Group 1 successes. The group 1 successes

optimistic view of the world, Gai looks back on

one of the great pleasures I had was when All

are marvellous because they pay the bills and

that time as a positive.

Our Mob was able to win the Newmarket and

keep the owners coming back. But I enjoy just

‘I think the battle to get my licence in some

then come back in the spring and take out the

the satisfaction of training the horses and getting

ways worked in my favour because it had been

McKinnon, that was a huge tick.’

them to the races even at a lesser level.’

widely publicised so people knew about me

proved too hard to resist and she joined her

when I was granted a licence and then it was a matter of can she train. I didn’t know if I could train and my father didn’t know if I could train, I just had enormous belief in myself and I didn’t want to let my Dad down. I was so determined to succeed for him,’ she enthuses. Now, after well over a decade training in her own right at Tulloch Lodge, Gai counts four NSW trainers premierships and seven Sydney trainers premierships to her name making her one of Australia’s most successful trainers. 4

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Gai Waterhouse

Remarkably, Gai has also juggled the pressures of family life with her famous 2.30am starts. Tom and Kate are now in their twenties and the Waterhouse family remains very tight knit. Her husband Robbie has always been a great

as she cheers her chargers home. As one of

job. Then, of course, if the pedigree matches it’s


Australia’s most recognisable women, Gai has

a lovely bonus,’ she explains.

‘When the children were small it wasn’t as

become an ambassador for leading department

Gai’s advice for navigating the yearling sales

demanding for me and I had quite a lot of time

store David Jones.

with them as they were growing up,’ Gai recalls.

‘I know when the carnivals are coming up they

bloodstock agent, someone who’s reputable,

‘As they’ve grown up and got off my hands, so

expect me to be in the latest wear, so I’ll go

and trust in them.’

to speak, I’ve had more time to turn myself into

in and choose some nice things that I think

the business. And my Dad was there until twelve

will be functional and practical, and also very

years ago, if I was doing something with my

glamorous. I’ve always loved clothes and I’ve

children Dad was always there, we were a team.’

always enjoyed dressing up. I’m delighted to

The gruelling early morning starts, inevitable

be able to carry on the role of ambassador for

disappointments of the industry and constant

David Jones, I’m very lucky in that respect.’

spotlight, apply considerable pressure to a high

Even in the throng of the yearling sales, Gai

profile career. Gai is refreshingly honest with the

manages to look stylish as she networks with

reality of her chosen path. ‘Whenever I get a lull

breeders and owners and works with her team

in my training career I quite often think maybe

to select the next crop of youngsters to grace

I should be doing something else, it’s costing a

Tulloch Lodge. True to form, Gai’s selection

fortune doing this. Luckily I keep on each time,’

process is thorough and meticulous. Team Gai

she muses. ‘But I like working with the people I

visits all the major breeding farms on the east

work with and I love dealing with the horses and

coast of Australia to view prospective buys in

the people associated with the horses. I enjoy

the paddock well in advance of the sales. ‘I

doing what I do and I don’t really think about

suppose that’s why we’ve had the success we’ve

doing anything else.’

had,’ she says. But it is also her keen eye and

Gai is a tremendous communicator and a darling

uncanny ability to sort the wheat from the chaff

of the media, effortlessly flitting between the

that has her stables burgeoning with winners.

pre-dawn camera grabs with a hat pulled down

‘I look for a horse that carries themself well and

over her ears to the queen of style at the races

has a nice disposition – wants to get on with the

is simple. ‘Get yourself a good trainer or

Is there anything missing from Gai’s formidable racing repertoire? ‘I’d just love to win a Melbourne Cup and a Cox Plate – I’d also love to take a horse to Royal Ascot and win. All those things are there to achieve and I’m sure I will achieve them at some stage.’ That sounds like a bet worth backing.

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Gai’s Magic With Millions Graduates

Racing’s first lady Gai Waterhouse looks

“It produces an early horse – it’s foaled early, it’s

forward to January each year when she heads

on the ground with its mother and it’s stronger

north with her team to the Magic Millions Gold

and bigger.”

Coast Yearling Sale.

“If you’re looking to win the two-year-old and the

There’s little wonder why when you crunch the

three-year-old races you’ve got an advantage.”

figures and see the long list of stars the record

“It’s the most terrific sale,” she said. “It’s the most

breaking horsewoman has plucked from the

underated sale in Australia.”


And while she said the sale was renowned for

On Saturday at Caulfield when More Joyous

presenting precocious, ready made running

downed a quality field in the Toorak Handicap,

styles suited to two and three-year-olds race –

Waterhouse notched career Group One win

she said the sale also offered plenty of classic


style youngsters.

A week earlier she became the quickest trainer

“You can go there and buy yourself a Golden

in Australian thoroughbred history to reach triple

Slipper winner as Denise (Martin) did .

figures for victories at racing’s elite level.

“You can go and buy yourself an Oaks winner

What is interesting is that 67% of Waterhouse’s

as I did with Once Were Wild.”

Group One winners purchased at a yearling

“And you can go there and buy yourself an

sale were purchased from the Magic Millions

open handicapper like I did with the champion

Yearling Sale.


Of her remaining 33% of G1 stars – 23% were

“It’s the most versatile sale, I love it.”

sourced at sales in Australia away from the

Waterhouse said the sale is exceptional value

Gold Coast and 10% were snapped up from

when compared to others in Australasia and

New Zealand.

this is backed up when you look over her 101

Waterhouse wasn’t surprised when she learned

Group One win haul.

of these figures when told in recent days –

The average price of her Magic Millions Yearling

saying she’s had incredible luck buying from

Group One winners is $193,750 – $80,000

the famous Magic Millions sale ring at the Gold

less than her other Australian purchases – and


a massive $343,000 than her New Zealand

“The Magic Millions Yearling Sale is a great sale,”

purchased stars.

Waterhouse said.

Over the years the horses purchased from


Gai’s Magic Honour Roll Group 1 winners purchased from Magic Millions Yearling Sales Arlington Road Assertive Lad Carnegie Express Cheeky Choice Dance Hero Danglissa Excellerator Fashions Afield Ha Ha Hasna Lotteria Magic of Sydney Nothin’ Leica Dane Once Were Wild Rock Kingdom Sebring Shamekha Snowland Sunday Joy Theseo

$300,000 $110,000 $45,000 $200,000 $90,000 $45,000 $50,000 $230,000 $300,000 $160,000 $260,000 $260,000 $165,000 $50,000 $200,000 $130,000 $70,000 $90,000 $1,000,000 $120,000

Magic Millions to win the stable Group Ones have swept away with races like the Golden Slipper, Doncaster Handicap, Mackinnon Stakes, Victoria Derby, AJC Oaks, Canterbury Guineas, All Aged Stakes, Flight Stakes, AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes, Epsom Handicap and the Galaxy.

GOLD COAST | AUSTRALIA Carnival: 7th-19th January | Raceday: Saturday 15th January Yearling Sale: Sessions 1-5, 12th-16th, Session 6, 19th January Invitational Racehorse Sale: 18th January

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BMW Magic Millions The 2011

and Race Day

The 2011 BMW Magic Millions Carnival

The 2011 BMW Magic Millions Carnival and Raceday promises

and Race Day appoints Jessica Hart as

of the stunning internationally renowned Australian model and Myer

Ambassador and reveals the new Magic Millions Promenade.

to be the most exciting in the event’s history, with the appointment Ambassador, Jessica Hart, as the face of this year’s carnival. Now based in New York, Jessica has become the IT model of the New York and international fashion scene and is one of Australia’s hottest model exports. She will be flying into the Gold Coast this January as the ambassador for the 2011 BMW Magic Millions Carnival. The BMW Magic Millions Carnival and Raceday is summer’s premier horse-racing carnival, attracting the who’s who of the thoroughbred industry from Australia and overseas. The 2011 Carnival is set to captivate the public’s attention as it welcomes Myer, as its new official department store and Fashions On The Field partner. Jessica Hart said, “I am so excited to be the face of The 2011 BMW Magic Millions Carnival. This is a role that won’t feel like work. Every element of the 2011 BMW Magic Millions Carnival is a delight; from the horse-racing and trackside fashion to the fabulous beaches and entertainment of the Gold Coast. “I am really looking forward to being a part of the Myer Fashions On The Field competition. I judged Myer Fashions On The Field earlier this year, and I can’t wait to see what the Gold Coast will bring to the competition this summer. “The summer season is all about bright colours. Beautiful shades of coral, pink and red are likely to be popular choice for race goers, as well as nude tones of blush pink, cream and gold. Prints are also strong for the warmer months, especially florals and stripes.” The new Magic Millions Promenade will launch this year to give VIP guests and racing aficionados an exclusive trackside vista, never before offered at the Gold Coast Turf Club. Stephen Silk, Managing Director of Magic Millions, said, “With the signing



of our new partnership with Events Queensland and the Queensland Government, we have been given the opportunity to take The BMW 2011 Magic Millions Raceday hospitality to a new level. “We are pleased to announce today that we are launching the Magic Millions Promenade on the southern lawn of the Gold Coast Turf Club. In the coming years through the Magic Millions Promenade we aim to set new standards in corporate entertainment with a Gold Coast flare at the BMW Magic Millions Raceday. This year the Promenade includes a new BMW corporate facility, a Magic Millions VIP facility and corporate hospitality suites, which are all situated trackside.” Magic Millions continues to attract high profile sponsors to support its prestigious events. Magic Millions Director, Katie Page-Harvey commented, “It is my particular pleasure to acknowledge the continued support of BMW as our naming rights sponsor for 2011 Magic Millions Carnival and Raceday. We appreciate the significance of our allegiance to a brand as prestigious as BMW and are we are working together to ensure this year sets a new standard in sophistication and trackside entertainment. “Joining BMW is an enviable portfolio of prestige brands including longstanding supporters of the Carnival and Raceday; R.M.Williams, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa and Sky Racing. It also gives me great pleasure to welcome Myer onboard as new our official department store and Fashions On The Field partner. “Our plans for 2011 are our best yet and this is only possible thanks to our principal partners Events Queensland and the Queensland Government for their strong support for the 2011 carnival and beyond.”

“In doing so, this iconic carnival delivers a vital boost to the Gold Coast economy each year with visitors from interstate and overseas converging on the Gold Coast to be part of this exciting annual event. I’m pleased to re-affirm the Bligh Government’s long-term commitment to what has become the biggest raceday in Queensland and the most significant event in our state’s racing calendar.” Tom Noble, General Manager of Marketing, BMW Group Australia added, “BMW are very pleased to continue our association with Magic Millions as naming rights sponsor this year. The premium and exclusive nature of Magic Millions key events perfectly complements BMW’s brand values.

Tourism Minister Peter Lawlor said each year since 1986 Magic Millions

The vision for the carnival and sales, spearheaded by Katie Page-Harvey,

heralded the start of an exciting new year of events for Queensland.

continues to grow in scale every year and I am consistently impressed

“The BMW Magic Millions racing carnival, raceday and yearling sales

by the calibre of the carnival as each summer racing season passes.

showcase Queensland’s thoroughbred racing industry and the Gold Coast

“The trainers, buyers and visitors that attend all of the associated activities

to the world,” Mr Lawlor said.

represent a natural audience who will undoubtedly be keen to see our Women in RACING



Charlotte and Tim Holmes-a-Court

Sally Singleton, George Moskos

Suzanne and Ray Hadley

Carolyn Innis, David Novak Piper

latest BMW offering, which this year will be

$200,000 – Magic Millions F&M Handicap

BMW X3 vehicle on show.”

$100,000 – B MW M3 Magic Millions Maiden

Mitch Catlin, General Manager Communications at Myer said, “Myer is proud to partner with the BMW Magic Millions Carnival in 2011 and with the recent opening of our new store at Robina, this partnership reaffirms our commitment to fashion on the Gold Coast”. In addition to the ever-popular yearling sales, the Magic Millions will host a number of invitation-

Restricted Class 6 $100,000 – Marriott Magic Millions Country Cup

SAT 15th JANUARY – 6PM Magic Millions Yearling Sale Magic Millions Sales Complex Magic Millions has gained a world class

TUE 11TH JANUARY – 6.30pm to 9pm R.M.Williams Magic Millions Launch

reputation with the consistent supply of

Singo’s Saloon, Magic Millions Promenade,

to the racing world, with thoroughbreds such as

Southern Lawn, Racecourse Drive, Bundall

Shoot Out (2010 Queensland Horse of the Year

SAT 15th JANUARY – 11am to 5pm BMW Magic Millions Raceday

and Multiple Group One winner), Sacred Choice

The Magic Millions Promenade on the

(2010 VRC Ascot Vale S Gr.1), Captain Sonador

Southern lawn of the Gold Coast Turf Club,

(2010 AJC Epsom Handicap Gr.1), Toorak Toff

including Myer Fashions On The Field.

(2010 STC Golden Rose Gr.1), Scenic Blast

Myer Fashions On The Field details can be

(2009 Australian Champion Racehorse) Phelan

found at

Ready (2009 2YO Champion) Theseo (2009

$2 Million – B MW Magic Millions 2YO Classic $1 Million – Events Queensland Magic Millions 3YO Guineas


Plate $100,000 – S KY Racing Magic Millions

only events;

Races will include:

Kate Waterhouse

Gai Waterhouse, John Singleton, Yvette Hartman

champions not only to Australasian racing, but

(2010 VRC Myer Classic Gr.1), Star Witness

Middle Distance Champion) and Shocking (2009 Melbourne Cup winner) Magic Millions is the largest sales incentive raceday in the world with the BMW Magic Millions Raceday specifically carrying a prize

$400,000 – R.M.Williams Magic Millions Cup

purse of $4.3 million. With the Magic Millions

$200,000 – Myer Magic Millions Sprint

raceday a sell-out every year, the event has

$200,000 – Magic Millions Stayers Cup

become a cornerstone in today’s racing calendar

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(Racing Welfare)

“Don’t you know it’s Magic” Sheraton Mirage Horizons Restaurant - 12pm. Magic Millions Women In Racing Inc Annual Luncheon. Host: Rob Readings, leading Channel 9 News Presenter. $120pp (limited seating). A must to attend! Three-course luncheon including wine, champagne and beer. Guest speakers. Free Parking Dress: Racewear Bookings: Baslyn Beel 07 5531 1272 or 0411 698 484

Thursday 13th January 2011, from 10:30 am The annual Hats & High Tea event will once again be held during the Magic Millions Carnival in the Resort’s elegant Garden Terrace. The event will showcase the latest fashions from Marina Mirage and an exquisite morning tea featuring a selection of gourmet canapes, finger sandwiches, summer salads and decadent desserts as well as a glass of sparkling wine on arrival. There will also be fantastic prizes to be won, including prizes for Best Hat and Best Dressed Lady of the Day. Garden Terrace, Level Two Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise $99.00 per person BookinGs EssEnTiaL - PLEasE PHonE EDa MRsnik on 07 5592 9740


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Gold Coast Turf Club By Nikki Kay

There’s no denying it, the Gold Coast Turf Club is situated in one of the most beautiful

locations in the world, with sensational views of the Surfers Paradise skyline stretching as far as the eye can see. It is these panoramic views, coupled with sensational dining and high calibre racing that make the Gold Coast Turf Club one of

A day to remember

Australia’s premier racecourses. Located just 5 minutes from the exciting hub of Surfers

by some of Queensland’s top sprinters. Grab

programme on offer – with over $1 million in

Paradise, the Club is home to the BMW Magic

a group of friends and enjoy the day on our

prize money won on the day and feature races

Millions Carnival, as well as playing host to

manicured lawns or relax in air-conditioned

including the Prime Ministers Cup, 1800 A.D

thrilling raceday experiences every Saturday

comfort with a restaurant or function package.

Hollindale Stakes and the Gold Coast Guineas.

Ladies, a must attend event will be the Autumn/

2011 will be an exhilarating year for the Gold

Want to WIN the naming rights to the Gold

Winter fashion launch taking place in early

Coast Turf Club, with an historic agreement

April. Guests will be spoilt with a sumptuous

Coast Guineas race? Become a Gold Coast

recently reached between the Board of the

luncheon, fashion parades and pampering – not

Gold Coast Turf Club and Racing Queensland

to mention the excitement of live racing.

in paradise.

Limited, the first step in ensuring racing thrives on the glamour strip for decades to come. This agreement with Racing Queensland Ltd will result in improved member and corporate facilities as well as provide for an upgrade of racing and training facilities to a metropolitan standard and first class venue. While the Turf Club regards every Saturday raceday as a special event, the Summer/ Autumn racing season will also usher in several fantastic feature racedays.

The ever popular Easter Saturday raceday on Saturday 23rd of April will again be a family friendly day. Enjoy the day in air-conditioned comfort with restaurant dining, or play with the kids with a multitude of free games, rides and activities – plus a very special chocolicious visit from the Easter Bunny! Featuring a stellar program of racing, fashions, food and live entertainment, the Prime Ministers Cup Raceday on the 7th of May will be the

Guineas – Club 200 member! The members of this exclusive Club will enjoy Corporate Hospitality options, VIP access, extra ticketing for clients as well as be in the running to win the naming rights to the Gold Coast Guineas on Prime Ministers Cup Raceday 2011 – gaining exposure for their company. There will also be additional naming rights and cash prizes to be won. The Gold Coast Turf Club is proud to host a wide variety of event, dining and function packages available to suit every taste on Prime Ministers

ultimate day out. Fashionable fillies will flock

Cup Raceday. Party to live music on the sun

Originally held mid-week, the Gold Coast Stakes

to the track to win some sensational prizes in

soaked lawns, get a prime view of the racetrack

Raceday is one of the newer events on the

the Fashions On The Field competition as well

with the extravagant buffet luncheons, or spoil

calendar and will take place on Saturday the

as be pampered with free mini-massages and

yourself with intimate dining and your very own

19th of March. The GC Stakes handicap carries

cosmetic ‘touch ups’. The racing fans will be

butler … the Gold Coast Turf Club will ensure

$100,000 in prize money and has been won

equally entertained with an incredible racing

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Our Cup Runnet h Over Women in Racing Inc

In celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the

To highlight the allure of the Melbourne Cup,

running of the Melbourne Cup, Women In Racing

champion jockey Mr John Letts, who rode

Inc. along with Rob Readings, leading Channel

Piping Lane to Melbourne Cup victory in 1972,

9 News presenter, hosted a spectacular three-

and Belldale Ball in 1980, also joined the

course luncheon at the Gold Coast Turf Club’s

celebrations as a Tour Ambassador, providing

Boardroom on October 19th, 2010.

guests with an exclusive insight into his personal

In true Melbourne Cup style, ladies and gents

memory and experience.

arrived, dressed in a sea of colour and adorned

Celebrating the cultural and social significance

with some truly amazing and extravagant hats. The luncheon also featured the exquisite “Birds in Paradise” handbag collection from Susan Yacoub, as well as amazing hats and fascinators

of the iconic trophy, the 2010 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour travelled across Australia and New Zealand, more than 41,000 kilometres.

Friday, March 17, 2011

St Patrick’s Day “A little touch of green”. L’Esprit Restaurant, 75 Brighton Parade, Southport – 12pm. A day of fun and friendship along with fashion! Green of course. $80pp. Two-course luncheon, wine, champagne, beer. Free parking. Dress: A touch of green. Bookings: Baslyn Beel 07 5531 1272 or 0411 698 484

Since the Tour’s inception eight years ago, the

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Emirates Melbourne Cup has travelled more than

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186,000 kilometres and visited more than 150

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Thousands of horse racing enthusiasts, holiday makers and visitors will descend on the Gold Coast next month to celebrate the internationally renowned BMW Magic Millions Carnival and Raceday. The glamorous city plays host to yearling sales and ten days of carnival and society events surrounding the popular BMW Magic Millions Raceday. The event has built a reputation as the place to buy world quality thoroughbreds

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As part of the carnival’s social calendar, the

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has designed a spectacular high tea menu and the Gold Coast’s premier shopping destination, Marina Mirage will conduct a ‘fashions on the

The regarded social soiree will be held on

field’ show.

January 13 and Marriott’s Event Manager

“Magic Millions is not only a fantastic carnival

Louise Bradfield says the 2011 Hats & High Tea is set to be one of its best attended.

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function areas and the Lagoon Restaurant will be upgraded, firmly positioning the resort as one of Queensland’s most luxurious holiday and conference destinations. The $20 million renovation of the 329 room, 28 level resort is set to exceed all guest expectations and take the five-star hotel scene to a level never before seen on the Gold Coast.

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year’s event,” she said.

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Underst anding Horse

Understanding the various types of races across Australia By Ron Williams

Races. Listed Races are classified as Stakes

winning their first race they can then progress to

It is considered by most ardent racegoers in all

races and are generally weight for age races,

Class Races 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 after which they

states that there should be a national body in

meaning horses are weighted according to their

must contest Open Races. A horse that has won

charge of thoroughbred racing in Australia. All

age and sex. In this category of race, fillies and

three races can only race in a Class 3 and above,

state racing authorities now recognise that with

mares get an allowance of 2kgs or more under

likewise a horse that has won five races can only

so many new gambling opportunities available

the male horses depending on age. These races

race in a Class 5 and above. This is designed to

to the public, they must do everything they can

have a large bearing as to the value of a stallion

ensure as much as possible that horses race

to encourage newcomers to enjoy racing and

that hasn’t been gelded, or a mare when they

against other horses with a similar ability.

invest some of their hard earned money in the

have finished their racing careers and retire to a

Each state also has a panel of handicappers who

stud for breeding new stock.

decide a horse’s official rating. Handicappers do

Next are Set Weights and Penalties Races which,

not necessarily always agree with each other,

as the names imply, have set weights for all

which again can cause confusion.

horses. The competing horses in these races

In March 2004, however, Victoria introduced

must carry more weight if they have won races

Ratings Based Handicapping; and Ratings Based

of various values to the winner.

Races in Victoria commenced on the December

clock-wise; and Victoria, South Australia, West

Last are the Open Races, which are open to all

1, 2006.

Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory

horses, providing they meet the age qualification

This has proven to be a great innovation as

race anti clock-wise.

of the race.

previously a horse that had won seven races

The top classification of race is a Group 1 Race,

Horses generally have their first start in a Maiden

or more had to keep racing in open races even

followed by Group 2 and 3 and then by Listed

Race which can be by gender or open. After

if he or she had lost all form and was being

Industry in some way. One of the most confusing issues with newcomers to racing, is knowing what class of horse all the different races represent. This article is to try and explain it in simple terms, as people are often confused as to why New South Wales,

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Australian Capital Territory and Queensland race

uncompetitive. With the new ratings system, an uncompetitive horse’s rating is reduced after each race until they are back to a race where they can be competitive. New South Wales Racing introduced a similar system called Benchmark (BM) Ratings. This is very similar to the Victorian system, except that horses with a higher rating than the benchmark rating of the race can be entered into the race but must carry a penalty weight higher than the benchmark top weight. 20

Racing in Aust ralia The official ratings issued by the handicapping

panels of the various state authorities are not to be confused with the ratings that appear in the national newspapers that feature the race fields. They are compiled by their own staff. It is the aim of the Racing Industry in all states to have competitive and exciting racing which encourages punters to place their bets with

Ross Stevenson

confidence. To the best of my knowledge the only newspaper that publishes the official ratings is the ‘Winning Post’, a weekly thoroughbred racing newspaper available in all States.


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Gene Genie

Horse breeding all begins with a twinkle in a breeders eyes as they scour through generations and generations of champions attempting to breed to a proven ‘nick’ or to inbreed to pre-potent ancestors. By Emma Boling

thousand dollars up to the leading sires such

The gene pool of the thoroughbred race horse

as Redoubts Choice who commands a fee of

is really more of a puddle. Every thoroughbred

$176,000 per mare.

horse racing across the world can trace back to a mere three stallions and less than one hundred original mares. Through such genetic restrictions, desirable traits such as speed and stamina have been honed across the centuries to produce the modern race horse. But of course the science of genetics and the subsequent mapping of equine genes is only a very recent tool to assist breeders, and over the years detrimental traits were bred in along with those most coveted. The three original stallions – the Darley Arabian, Godolphin Arabian and Byerley Turk – all came from eastern blood as their names suggest. While the latter two stallions are now poorly represented, the dominant Darley Arabian line currently accounts for over 80% of all horses. When it comes to international bloodlines, Australia is strategically positioned, allowing the best stallions from commercial studs around the world to serve both hemispheres in their respective springs. Around 4,700 yearlings are sold at sale each year in Australia out of approximately 16,000 born. A commercial stallion fee can range anywhere from a few 22

During the season a busy stallion generally serves three or four times a day and can serve as many as 200 mares in a season. As not every mare gets in foal first time around, he also has to re-serve the misses. Gestation is just over eleven months when a foal is usually born during the night and is up on spindly legs within the hour. The night time foaling and quick activity of the little one harks back to days in the wild where horses needed to be on the move to avoid predators. To reach the yearling sales, a youngster will undergo a ten to twelve week preparation.

The premier sales in Australia are the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale on January 12-21st 2011 and the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sales on April 5-7th 2011 which grossed $66.64 million and $80 million respectively in 2010. The highest price paid for a yearling last year was $1.875 million for a Redoubts Choice colt at Easter. For the full sales calendars check out and

They are walked every day to refine their

Trainers, bloodstock agents, syndicators, buyers

muscles, their hooves are attended to, their

and breeders all inspect the horses which are

coats, mane and tail glossed up and protected

paraded up and down the stabling area on

from the sun – and most importantly, they are taught some manners. The average cost for a commercially bred foal from birth to yearling

request. Buyers are looking at how the animal moves, their body type which will point to their

sales is approximately $20,000 – $30,000,

racing ability (a short coupled horse tends to

excluding the service fee.

have sprinting power and a lengthy type will

The sales are a hive of activity. Nervous young

probably be more of a stayer), and any faults,

horses are paraded for eager buyers who

many of which the best judges are prepared to

scrutinize their every asset and fault. Sightseers

forgive if they love the pedigree and type. X-rays

are always welcome and add to the festival

are inspected for abnormalities and a final short

atmosphere of these theatres of expensive

list drawn up to guide in bidding.

horse flesh. The logistics of moving all the horses from the sales yard needs to be quite

If you love the races it’s worth your while

sophisticated to ensure each horse sold arrives

dropping into one of the many yearling sales to

at its new home.

get up close with tomorrow’s track stars.

While the prices paid for yearlings can be extravagant, just remember, no one told the $15,000 horse that it wasn’t allowed to beat the $1 million horse on the track. The champion Takeover Target cost a mere $1250 but won $6 million in his illustrious international career. Other recent Group 1 winners who punched above their price tag include: BTC Doomben 10,000 and AJC All-Aged Stakes winner Hot Danish who fetched only $38,000 at the Scone Yearling sales; MRC Thousand Guineas winner Yosei passed in at a weanling sale with a reserve of only $15,000; winner of the BRC Stradbroke Handicap Black Piranha sold as a weanling for $16,000 and the 2009 VRC Oaks winner Faint Perfume passed in at auction for $40,000. Women in RACING



Gripped by Slipper Sydney to be

Those who have been to Sydney for carnival time know that the vibe becomes infectious.

The Slipper, over a 55-year history, has

flourished to become a celebration of worldclass racing with its namesake, the $3.5m AAMI Golden Slipper Stakes the richest race in the world for two-year-old horses. The race is the Club’s showpiece and is conducted on the final day of the program. With the support of Events NSW and industry partners, Slipper Day as it’s fondly known, has been set down for the first Saturday in April where previously the carnival shifted each year

There’s something special about Autumn

runs for six weeks, encompassing the rich

depending on where Easter fell.

in Sydney, and no time more outstanding for

Inglis Yearling Sales and carnival days at Royal

racegoers than the three consecutive weekends


The greater certainty of race dates will ensure

of Golden Slipper racing at Rosehill Gardens

This year’s Golden Slipper promises to deliver

crowd by tapping into tourist markets and by

yet another end-to-end program where

attracting visitors who travel to Sydney for the

In 2011, the Golden Slipper (19 March – 2

champions will be made.

much anticipated Inglis Sales.

April) represents the start to a new-look “Sydney

For the first time in history, the third and final

As ‘Slipper Fever’ grips Sydney, 55,000 people

day’s racing will feature no less than nine Group

will find their way to Rosehill Gardens over the

Races. Already Australia’s richest day of racing,

three weeks; more than 70,000 people will

the addition of the Queen’s Cup in 2011 sees

visit the Golden Slipper website; and a further

AAMI Golden Slipper Day lay serious claims to

800,000 will view the event as it unfolds on free

the most compelling day at the track nationwide.

to air television and through racing channels


Carnival – the thoroughbred experience” which

For Sydney Turf Club and its Members, the


that the Club is able to build on its annual

TVN and Sky Channel.

three weeks is their annual chance to shine.

AAMI Golden Slipper Day remains the biggest

With racing action the envy of the other States,

betting day for the tote in NSW. In 2009, betting

Rosehill Gardens will be in full swing each day

turnover surpassed $20m bet at TAB outlets,

with entertainment both on and off the course

including $6.16m on the feature event alone.

to ensure everyone from punters to socialites

On course bookmakers at Rosehill Gardens will

are amused for hours.

often turnover an additional $8m.


Free Opal & Pearl Lesson


The perfect complement to great racing is outstanding facilities. At Rosehill Gardens much

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of the corporate activity and celebrity action is confined to the state-of-the-art Grand Pavilion. In its short two-year history, the Grand Pavilion

day, Myer Ladies’ Day, is all about fashion. Its

and its brilliant team have claimed several

highlights include the famous Myer Fashions On

industry accolades.

The Field contest, the Pink Slipper Lunch which

The Club is particularly meticulous about its staff

supports breast cancer awareness and research

and the service levels it provides. Approximately

and on the track, the $600,000 Coolmore

1,000 casual staff will be selected and trained

Classic for fillies and mares.

in the months before the carnival to ensure that

Day two, Rosehill Guineas Day, is a chance

the Club can meet the demands of serving a

for you and your mates to go racing. The

bumper crowd who will experience hospitality

stakes are high in the $500,000 Group One

ranging from fine dining to after race concerts.

Rosehill Guineas and the last two Golden

The hospitality options are developed at an early

Slipper qualifying events. But elsewhere on

stage, with many sponsors and social groups

the racecourse, the youngest of racegoers will

keen to reserve their place at Sydney’s premier

be thrilled by family amusements and the older

racing event.

crowd will groove to the sounds of a feature

There is a wide range of ways to experience the

Finally, AAMI Golden Slipper Day rounds out

admission and reserved grandstand seating to

the three-week carnival. The day is synonymous

the lavish International Lounge and prestigious

with glamour, grandeur and a great all-day

Gold Room dining.

experience. The richest day of Australian racing

on how to spend their race day including the Pavilion Green, a stylish but relaxed lawn area; the funky Style Lounge; and the Cotton Fingers Enclosure for the enjoyment of members and

the ticketed price, by negotiation.

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has become one of Sydney’s top social events, with the stars of sport, modelling and the small screen taking centre place in the Myer Marquee and in the social pages of newspapers across the country.

their guests.

There certainly is only one Golden Slipper.

Each of the races days are themed, aligning

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The Girls Here Come

The girls are infiltrating the male ranks with close to 50 female jockeys having ridden a winner (or more) this season. By Mark Brassel

Last month’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” promotion by the Sydney Turf Club held at Rosehill Gardens was a runaway success;

Girls making their mark

(Onetimeatbandcamp, Follow That Cat and Mr Armstrong).

The 23-year-old is based at Port Macquarie and is indentured to Wayne Wilkes (TuncurryForster). Racing NSW’s GM-Employment & Education, Maurice Logue, said the number of female riders is building and they can more than hold their own against their male counterparts.

and the females are also having a “bit o’ fun”

“The industry had a misconception a while back

amongst the riding ranks.

that jockeys have to physically strong and quite

Incredibly 48 female jockeys (from a total of 67 riders that have ridden in races) have already booted home at least one winner this racing season which shows just how much depth is present in New South Wales. Kathy O’Hara, 24, leads the way with 21 winners comprising of six in the city, six at the provincials and nine country winners. She also tops the

aggressive on the back of a horse. However, jockeys like Peter Cook dispelled that theory with his patience and kindness in getting the best out of his mounts,” Mr Logue explained. “With this in mind, there is no reason why the fairer sex can’t rise to the elite level. There are some very talented females presently riding in NSW and mark my words, many will go places.”

Jockey Kathy O’Hara Melissa Brown Jessie Whipp Leanne Henry Rebecca Williams Clare Pettigrew Alex Stokes Tiffany Jeffries Gabrielle Coleman Jessica Drury Samantha Munro Kacie Chater Rhonda Comitti Sarah Gaffaney Priscilla Schmidt Bree Squires Amy White Jenny Lindgren Robyn Freeman Kayla Mcewen Rachael Murray Jessica Payne Heather Poland Melanie Tyndal Shelley Walsh Natasha Winton

Total 21 16 11 10.5 9 8 8 7 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 3.5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

number of rides with 212 mounts. Melissa Brown, 23, is in second spot with 16 country winners whilst Jessie Whipp, who is apprenticed to Steve Englebrecht at Warwick Farm, has also been riding well with two winners

strike rate with her 16 winners coming from 73 rides at 21.92%. Already Melissa has ridden two trebles – at Port Macquarie in May (Overshadows, New Beginning and Lots of Success) and at Coffs Harbour in October 26

Melissa Brown has built an impressive strike rate.

Jessie Whipp is in third position on the female jockeys’ winner list.

Steve White

Trackside Photographers

Brown, in particular, has gained an excellent

Steve White

in town along with nine at the provincials.

Kathy O’Hara is leading the female pack.

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Spring Racing CAULFIELD

Caulfield hosted three days of recordbreaking racing action during the 2010 Caulfield Spring Racing Carnival.

The Age Caulfield Guineas Day will live in the memories of everyone who witnessed four outstanding performances, three of them in Group 1 races, by four of the country’s finest and most talented racehorses. Brilliant sprinting mare Black Caviar made it six wins from six starts, Gai Waterhouses’s best mare, More Joyous and Spring sensation, So You Think all won with ease while the feature race was captured by Anacheeva, trained locally by premier trainer, Peter Moody. Schweppes Thousand Guineas Day is affectionately known as Ladies Day and it proved to be just that. Michelle Payne, racing’s sweetheart of the saddle, became the first female jockey to win the $500,000 feature event for fillies when she delivered a text-book ride on Yosei to claim victory. The success of racing’s elite women at Caulfield continued into BMW Caulfield Cup Day when racing’s first lady, Gai Waterhouse, won her first BMW Caulfield Cup amid wet conditions. Waterhouse, who had come so close on a couple of previous occasions, was the toast of the town when Descarado won the $2.5 million BMW Caulfield Cup giving her a taste of feature success in Melbourne.


Carnival will be one to cherish for many years to come. When the curtain fell on Caulfield, the focus of the Melbourne Racing Club’s Spring turned to Betfair Park for the climax to the Spring Carnival, Sandown Classic Day. All eyes were on veteran sprinter Zipping who was aiming to win his fourth consecutive Sandown Classic. Owned by former Crown Casino boss, Lloyd Williams and trained at Mt Macedon, Zipping didn’t let his beloved fans down and ploughed through the wet track conditions to claim a record-breaking fourth victory in the race. Ridden by Williams’

The Caulfield Spring Carnival was week-long

Godson, Nick Hall, Zipping provided both jockey

festival of highlights that will ensure the 2010

and owner with their greatest career highlight

Carnival to date. Zipping is a nine-year-old and won the Group 2 event after an eye-catching fourth in the Melbourne Cup 11 days earlier. The Melbourne Racing Club’s Spring Carnival ended with a memorable day and a record that is unlikely to ever be broken – maybe only enhanced if Zipping returns to Betfair Park in 12 months time.

Chadstone Fashion Stakes

showcased seasoned race goers with classic

neutral coloured headpiece. Liz Jordan for Noni

Fashionista’s turned out in droves to compete

lines and timeless glamour. The winner was

B won the People’s Choice Award and took

in the 2010 Chadstone Fashion Stakes at

Jenny Beard of Langwarrin South in a green

home the $5,000 prize.

Caulfield – the field was a flurry of ladies and

and black vintage outfit. B MW Caulfield

gents in their finery and the stakes were high,

Cup Day’s weather didn’t keep the Youthful

Sandown Classic Day at Betfair Park hosted

with a $70,000 prize pool to be won.

Fashionistas away. Old school glamour was the

Guineas day saw 26 ‘Stylish Gents’ strutting their stuff for the top prize. The winner was a particularly well dressed young man, Damion Drapac of Hawthorn, Victoria, in a Tom Ford

order of the day, with vintage ensembles they key. The winner, Kelli Odell from Glenhaven, New South Wales, was wearing a vintageinspired full-skirted gown from Anaessia and black headpiece from Neil Grigg.

purple shirt and tie combination and suit from

Yeojin Bae took out the $25,000 prize in the

Harrolds. Also held on The Age Caulfield

designers Caulfield Classic Style Award on

Guineas Day, was the ‘Classic Lady’ category,

The Age Caulfield Guineas Day with a belted

aimed at a sophisticated woman who presents

black dress with beaded bell sleeves paired with

herself with classic style and grace, which

this seasons shade, in a beautiful oval shaped

including Kids 4-12 Years won by Mia Sango, 5, of Croydon Hills, 13-17 Years won by Isabella Sanfilippo, 16, of Mornington and the 18 Years & Over Fashions On The Field, the winner of which was Jessica Hendrick, 21, of Black Rock.

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The men’s category held on The Age Caulfield

three hotly contested fashion categories

Vict oria Armst rong Newly appointed as President of Ballarat Turf Club, Victoria Armstrong is proof that Australian women have a lot to offer at the business end of racing

meeting (the traditional race day for provincial

spanning over 25 years, she is no stranger to

Victoria) and hosted its very first weekend race

leading an organisation to success.

meeting – and she couldn’t have asked for a

Based for some time in Melbourne, Armstrong

better day.

studied podiatry and then returned to Ballarat

With a perfectly sunny 25 degrees, the Ballarat

where she established the successful Victoria

Cup celebrated it’s first Sunday meeting with

Armstrong Podiatry clinic. Now with a full time

an additional three thousand race-goers from

staff of four and a client base of hundreds,

2009. But even this achievement is not the

Victoria has more on her schedule than most,

final frontier for the new President, who has

however doesn’t have any problem finding a

visions to see an eventual shift to a stand alone

balance. “I make time for my passion, racing. It

Saturday race day.

doesn’t take any effort to balance things at all,” she admits, and with what she estimates to be

By Lia O’Reilly

Victoria hopes that a Saturday meeting will be an

Victoria Armstrong’s first experience with horse

opportunity for Ballarat to host an entire Carnival

racing left a permanent and positive impression

based around the Ballarat Cup, boosting local

on her. “I was 16. I wagged school, dressed up

business and bringing visitors from Melbourne

and went with my girlfriends to the Ballarat

and surrounding regions. “This year the local

Cup,” she recalls, “I won Fashions On The Field

hotels were up 40 percent for the Sunday,” she

A member of both the Victoria and the Melbourne

that year.” Being the height of the 80’s, the

shares. “If we had a weekend carnival, then we

Racing Clubs, Victoria attends regional meets as

winning outfit was typical of the time. In a tartan,

could do even more to promote Ballarat. It is a

well as the metropolitan race days regularly – all

frilly number of black, blue and green with a

beautiful, historic city with a fascinating mining

in addition to the committee and sub-committee

matching cocktail hat; Victoria was channeling

history and so many attractions to offer visitors

meetings she hosts through her commitments as

fashion icon of the decade, Princess Diana. She

such as the Lakes and Sovereign Hill.”

Club President. To add to the already extensive

left with more than a trophy that day. At 16, Victoria had found a life-long passion.

This is a bold new move for the Ballarat Turf Club. Steeped in 156 years of tradition, the

90 percent of her friends also involved in horse racing, the striking blonde is not only dedicated to the business end of the industry, but to the many social commitments that go with it.

involvement with the industry, Victoria also has current shares in four thoroughbred horses, including Beyond Pardon, a 4 year old gelding.

Moving forward almost 30 years and Victoria

club possesses a stellar reputation for its

has come a long way, having recently been

thoroughbred training grounds boasting up to

appointed as President of the Ballarat Turf

400 horses, 75 registered trainers and facilities

Club. In a role that has already proven to be

including a 1,400 metre uphill track. Victoria is

pioneering, Armstrong was at the reins while

certain that the Saturday meeting is the way

“I love horses,” she tells me, “My mother said

Ballarat stepped away from a Wednesday

forward, and with an already successful career

that from the moment I saw my first horse, I ran


Purchased for $45,000 at the Adelaide Magic Millions sales, Beyond Pardon has now earned upwards of $280,000 in prizemoney.

through its legs and I was gone forever,” she

tells us, dispelling the beliefs of some who view

recalls. “I was three years old and soon after

racing as still being a male-dominated arena.

my Grandfather bought me my first pony, Winky.”

“Women have many attributes that the turf clubs

Although Victoria admits that while neither of her parents were ”horsie” types, it was her grandfather who fostered an interest in the

value. We as women see the finer details and so are good to have on committees. We are good at lobbying and networking, planning and

animals, and by the age of 25 she had bought

event management. We are also good at seeing

in to her first racing horse, Debludi.

the big picture and pulling those finer details

Victoria believes that women have a positive


future in the racing industry. Ballarat is a prime

There is a challenging road ahead as the Ballarat

example, she explains, of a forward-thinking

Turf Club moves away from tradition and lobbies

Club. With three of the nine committee members

for an exciting new Ballarat Cup Carnival.

being women, Victoria explains that the Ballarat

Despite this, there is no doubt that if anyone

Turf Club is very welcoming to women who wish

has the experience and dedication to lead the

to become involved through volunteering or

club in the right direction, then that person is the

participation within the committee. “There are

new Club President. As she articulately lists the

many smart, passionate and articulate women

many attributes that an intelligent woman can

in the industry and for many of them, they have

bring to the racing industry, one can’t help but

not had to fight to become involved; they have

think that Victoria Armstrong is very accurately

actively been sought out for these roles,” she

describing herself.

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A Timely Switch

for The 2010 Ballarat Cup By Ron Williams

The decision by the Ballarat Turf Club to alter the day of the Listed Ballarat Cup from

the traditional Wednesday to a Sunday for the first time since its inaugural running in 1864, just three years after the first Melbourne Cup was run, proved to be an outstanding success. A crowd in excess of 13,500 attended the meeting at their Dowling Forest Racecourse which was held in glorious sunshine. The Ballarat Cup has a long and distinguished history and the prize money of $130,000 for the Cup attracted a first class field.

Kyneton Cups with his gallopers Starmon and Red Buttons. My Bentley had good form going into the race, the six year old gelding having run second in the Cranbourne and Bendigo Cups in two of his last three starts.

My Bentley was superbly ridden by Brad Rawiller in the colours of the OTI Racing Syndicate which is managed by the former Australian Cricketer Simon O’Donnell and Terry Henderson. The well known Herald Sun racing journalist Adam Hamilton was another very happy owner; together with J. Eccles, R. Bennett, S. Emery and members of the Karash Group 5; Go With the

their Cup Day. The day is one of the highlights of the Ballarat social calendar. It caters for all. There was a private enclosure for families only with supervised children’s activities and a junior discotheque, fully catered dining marquees from the top of the straight to the grandstands and Fashions On The Field for both the children and adults. In light of this highly successful day, the

The cup was won by My Bentley who is trained

Flow Syndicates and Uthmeyer and Ben Racing.

by Michael Kent at Cranbourne and gave him

The winning jockey Brad Rawiller emulated

Victoria Limited to have a stand alone meeting

his brother Nash who had won the Cup

on a Saturday in the coming years.

his fourth Country Cup success this season. Kent had already won the Cranbourne, Moe and

previously in 2000 on Royal Caliph. It was a well deserved success for Rawiller who used all of his considerable riding skills to navigate a winning path through the field to win, and who in the days leading up to the race had had to lose a couple of kilos from his normal riding weight to ride My Bentley at 54 kgs. Rawiller said it was tough going, but he wanted to repay the faith that Kent had shown him in the past. Kent is now giving My Bentley a few weeks in the paddock before setting him for Cups in the new year in Tasmania and/or Adelaide.

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Club may now consider a request to Racing

Ballarat has a lot to offer besides first class racing and amenities at their picturesque racecourse if you decide to make a weekend of your trip. There are plenty of attractions for visitors including Sovereign Hill, Begonia Festival, Eureka Stockade, the Gold Museum and many more. There is also an abundance of hotels, motels and fine dining establishments. We had the good fortune to have a meal on Cup eve at the iconic Golden City Hotel known as GC’s. First built in 1856, it is now owned and run by Simon Coghlan and Tim Kearney. Completely

Congratulations are due to Victoria Armstrong,

modernised, it offers an excellent menu at

President, Shane Brennan, Chief Executive

competitive pricing and a comprehensive range

Officer and Robbie Burns, Corporate

of drinks to suit all tastes and ages. It is situated

Sponsorship Manager, the Committee and all

in the centre of Ballarat at the corner of Sturt

the staff and volunteers of the Ballarat Turf Club

Street and Dawson South Street, opposite the

for all their hard work in ensuring the success of

historic St. Patricks Cathedral.

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Tatts Cox Plate Day 2010 saw Melbourne’s style innovators

and fashion enthusiasts vie for the coveted David Jones Fashions On The Field 2010 title. This year’s event featured four categories including Head Turning Hats, Mens’ Signature Style, Ladies’ Classic Racewear and Young Contemporary. Kelli Odell was the overall winner as well as winning the Head Turning Hats category. Kelli took home a stylish new Nissan Micra, a $1000 David Jones voucher and a trip to beautiful Hayman Island. Tanya Lazarou won Young Contemporary and Leanora Romesky took out the Ladies’ Classic Racewear category, while Taylan Aksoy was the Mens’ Signature Style winner Moonee Valley Racing Club had a stellar selection of

Young Contemporary – Tanya Lazarou (left) and Mens’ Signature Style – Taylan Aksoy (right).

Fashions On The Field judges at the 2010 Tatts Cox Plate. The judging panel comprised of world-class milliners, fashion designers, stylists and celebrities. Caterina DiBase from Melbourne’s leading hair and beauty salon ‘Heading Out’ returned to judge again this year and Yolanda Finch from Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival join the panel for the first time. Other judges included Jesinta Campbell, Lili Romano, Lillian Frank, Peter Jago and Luke Dennehy.

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Milest one Carnival Curtain Closes on

Americain – winner of the 2010 Emirates Melbourne Cup

VRC Chief Executive Dale Monteith declared

Melbourne Cup Carnival.

the 2010 Melbourne Cup Carnival a huge

“I would also like to thank the hundreds of

success, befitting the Emirates Melbourne Cup

thousands of people who braved the elements

150th milestone year. “The Melbourne Cup

to support the Carnival, especially those who

market has bounced back remarkably from

Carnival continues to capture the imagination of

attended AAMI Victoria Derby Day and Emirates

last year, with the need for high end hospitality

the nation and, more than ever before, owners,

Melbourne Cup Day,” said Mr Monteith.

obviously in demand,” said Mr Monteith.

“The attendance figures are testament to

“We also have a few new additions to the Birdcage

trainers, jockeys, media and racegoers from around the world,” said Mr Monteith.

Melburnians’ great passion for sport, and the

this year, so we expanded the area to not only

“A record eight international horses competed

continued significance of the Melbourne Cup

welcome these arrivals, but to accommodate our

for the $6.175 million on offer in the 2010

Carnival as a unique sporting and cultural event.”

existing partners, who built some extraordinary

Emirates Melbourne Cup, which was won by an American-bred, French-trained, Australianowned horse ridden by a Hong Kong-based, French jockey. Dignitaries from 28 countries attended the Melbourne Cup Carnival, including

Attendances for the four days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival have been strong, despite wet

“As we now draw the curtain on the 2010

Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, totalling 353,178.

Melbourne Cup Carnival, and an extraordinary

“More than 250,000 patrons, approximately 70

of Dubai,” he added.

percent of all racegoers, were transported to

attended the 2010 Melbourne Carnival from countries including Vietnam, India, New Zealand, Singapore, France, USA, Ireland, Czech

of the 150th Melbourne Cup celebrations.”

weather on AAMI Victoria Derby Day and

Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler A record number of international media

facilities that were reflective of the significance

and from Flemington racecourse by train over the four day Carnival, which has been a fantastic effort from Metro in its first year of operation,” said Mr Monteith.

Republic, UK, Japan, Malaysia, Scotland, South

The Melbourne Cup Carnival continued to

Korea, United Arab Emirates, Sweden, Hong

be embraced by corporate Australia, with

Kong and Canada.

sponsorship revenue up 12 percent and

Mr Monteith said that crowd behaviour at

corporate hospitality increased by 15 percent

year of celebrations for the 150th running of the Melbourne Cup, the VRC has been overwhelmed by the passionate and enthusiastic response from people across Australia and around the world for this iconic race,” said Mr Monteith. “Reaching such a milestone is undoubtedly a significant achievement, and one we were determined to celebrate not only in Australia, but also around the world. The Emirates Melbourne Cup has cemented its position as a revered sporting, social and cultural event that

this year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival had been

from 2009.

exceptional with remarkably few arrests

“We have been thrilled with the response from

Australia’s national identity and the essence of

and incidences for an event the size of the

corporate Australia, which has shown that the

being Australian,” Mr Monteith added.


continues to play a significant role in defining

Wall St reet Prevails in Emirates Stakes

A week after guiding Kiwi three-year-old Lion

Bowman, who picked up the ride after his Derby

I was pretty confident at the furlong but they

Tamer to victory in the AAMI Victoria Derby,

triumph, said the addition of blinkers for the first

were coming from all sides at the post.

Hught Bowman capped off a remarkable

time was a positive move and he paid tribute to

Carnival as Wall Street won the G1 mile in

the lightly raced six-year-old’s will-to-win.

vastly different circumstances.

“I had a soft run early but there was a lot of

wants to win and there’s no doubt that this

Unlike the Derby romp in heavy ground, Wall

interference in front of me, it wasn’t bad just

guy’s like that.”

Street prevailed in a thrilling four-way photo

horses being shuffled back in front of me, and I

under sunny skies to claim the Emirates Stakes

just had to get him out into clear room,” Bowman

by the slimmest of margins.


A mere third of a length separated the first four

“He actually got into a nice rhythm then and

“It was a blanket finish … but he really fought on and that’s what you need, a horse that really

After the win Lynds outlined plans for a tilt at the Sydney autumn carnival whilst also expressing his desire to return for a second tilt at the Cox Plate next October.

home as the pre-race favourite relegated Dao Dao and Chasm to the minor placings, with Macau visitor Luen Yat Forever again settling for a brave fourth. Unplaced in the Tatts Cox Plate, Wall Street relished the absence of superstar So You Think and a return to the mile, where he now boasts nine wins from 13 starts, to claim the victory. Trainer Jeff Lynds was delighted with the performance by New Zealand’s premier racehorse, who carried the most weight (55kg) to victory since Testa Rossa won the feature with 59kg in 2000. “We’ve come here many times before and I haven’t had any luck but things have gone right this trip,” Lynds said. “He’s got a good turn of foot and it’s a great pleasure to come and do this. “My good mate Murray (Baker) won the VRC Derby (with Lion Tamer) and they always say we’re not up to it but if you get a good horse we can compete over here.”

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First Crown Oaks Moroney Claims

Flemington trainer Mike Moroney claimed his

As the field reached the 800m mark, Brazilian

Melbourne Cup Carnival, likened the lightly

first Crown Oaks with Brazilian Pulse, a filly he

Pulse lead the pack up to the runaway leader

raced daughter of Captain Rio to his 2006

had trouble syndicating.

before hitting the front with 400m to go.

Crown Oaks winner Miss Finland.

Moroney’s brother Paul paid $NZ26,000 for

Craig Williams got the best out of Brazilian

“She is a similar type to Miss Finland and still

the daughter of Captain Rio at the 2009 New

Pulse in the straight and the filly had enough

has a fair amount of improvement to make,”

Zealand Select Yearling Sale, but the trainer

in reserve to hold off the Danny O’Brien trained

Williams said. “I can’t wait to see her in the

said he had trouble finding owners who wanted

pair of Shamrocker and Placement to score by


Brazilian Pulse. “We had difficulty putting a

just under a length.

syndicate together to race her,” Moroney said.

“She was pretty strong at the finish,” Moroney

Research, Richfield Lady and Serenade Rose as


fillies to have completed the Wakeful Stakes-

“It was a very, very tough win. She’s got a great

Crown Oaks double.

“The people we originally bought her for didn’t want her.” Beginning well, Brazilian Pulse settled second behind Kittens in the early and middle stages before Corey Brown booted Sasa up to open a five length lead around the back.


brain and she is very mature for her age. It was a very strong win.” Craig Williams, the leading rider of the

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Million Dollar Bonus for the patinack blue diamond

By Lia O’Reilly

to commence our three year agreement with

Diamond Preludes on 12 February 2011. The

Patinack Farm has joined the Melbourne Racing

such a lucrative bonus incentive.”

series then concludes with the 2011 $1 million

Club’s suite of major partners to be the naming

Even the new sponsors have their own eyes firmly

sponsor of the Blue Diamond Series for the next three years.

on the $1 million prize. When first acceptances

Group 1 Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Stakes on February 26.

for the series closed back in December, there

The last horse to achieve this feat was Bel

In addition to the exciting new sponsorship

was a total of 582 first acceptances. Patinack

Esprit in 2002 and in so doing joined Rancher

announcement, a $1 million bonus* is on offer

Farm led the list of nominators early on, with 53

(1982) and Midnight Fever (1987) as the other

to the connections of any horse that can achieve

horses remaining in the race.

two-year-olds to have captured their respective

the feat of winning all three legs of the Patinack

Chairman of Patinack Farm, Mr Nathan Tinkler

Farm Blue Diamond Series.

has commented on the new deal. “We are keen

previews and preludes before going on to salute in the Blue Diamond Stakes.

“The Club is thrilled to welcome Patinack Farm

to help the Melbourne Racing Club build up

In recent years, many horses have come very

as the major sponsor of the Blue Diamond

two-year-old racing in Victoria and pledge

close to achieving it including Halibery (2003),

Series”, Melbourne Racing Club Chairman, Mr

our long term support for the series”, he said.

Alinghi (2004), Reaan (2008) and last year both

Mike Symons said. “It is very exciting to be able

“The Melbourne Racing Club has created a

Rostova and eventual Blue Diamond Stakes

tremendous series and we are very impressed

victor Reward For Effort won two of the three

with their professionalism and creativity.”


The 2011 Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Series

The Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Series

commences on 26 January 2011 with the

million dollar bonus for capturing the race

running of the Patinack Farm Blue Diamond

treble will deliver the winning connections an

Previews followed by the Patinack Farm Blue

unprecedented $1.735 million.


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Sullo says … Hello! Sullo here!

want to be doing on a beautiful Summer’s day is to be lining up in a queue to get my bets on when I can get everything the Tote offers and more at Sportingbet’s Maxidiv gives punters the best of both worlds. Why waste your time deciding whether to back a horse on the Tote or at a fixed price when Maxidiv pays you at the best of the three Australian Totalizators or official on

And I say Summer isn’t just for working on

course bookmaker’s starting price – whichever

your tan.

is biggest.

There are those that say the good races stop

If you like your exotics – quinellas, exactas,

after the Spring but those people forget about

trifectas, first fours, quaddies or even pick 6s

the Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival.

you’ll still find them all at –

With millions of dollars prizemoney at stake for

it’s like a tote with fries. Extras like Sportingbet’s

those who come from the annual Magic Millions

fixed odds quinellas on all races where fixed

Yearlings Sales there’s no doubt this is an

odds are available – you can take a quinella

exciting carnival. This may technically

at a fixed price and know exactly what your

be a restricted race but a look at the

dividend will be – no matter how many other

honour roll reveals a who’s who of

people have chosen the same quinella and with

Australian racing since this race was

no sixteen percent commission taken out. That’s

first run in 1987.

Snippets, St Jude, Bold Promise, Clan O’Sullivan, Brave Warrior , General Nediym , Testa Rossa , Regimental Gal , Dance Hero and Phelan Ready have all reigned supreme on the Gold Coast in January. In fact Dance Hero and Phelan Ready both went on to win respective Golden Slippers in the same years. Now I’m not saying working 48

on your tan isn’t important so the last thing you

right – you get the full dividend because that’s the way we do things at Sportingbet. If you take a multitude of exotics you’ll love Sportingbet’s Super Exotics which allow punters to place all their exotic bets on a single race at once. Just choose your runners and Sportingbet will combine those runners in any exotic you wish to take … at the push of a single button. At Sportingbet we come up with any number of racing specials all year around. Specials such as Totals of Winning Saddlecloths for a meeting, Leading First Season Sire or the Leading Group One Jockey and Trainer over the course of a season. I say: “Why would you bet anywhere else this summer or any other time? Because there’s no better bet than a Sportingbet!”

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A Day at t he There’s nothing like

Thursday 13 January – Coonawarra Vignerons’ Cup, Penola Racing Club Ph: 0412 995 789 General admission $15 With world class Cabernet Sauvignon, coastal views and a boutique course nestled in one of South Australia’s finest wine regions, it’s no wonder the Coonowarra Vignerons’ Cup has become a country racing favourite. Known as “Australia’s other red centre”, Coonawarra is renowned for its award winning red wines and on January 13, the Penola Racing Club will bring together the region’s finest fare for the 30th running of the Cup. The Coonawarra Vignerons Association hosts 700 guests in its marquee every year and the event offers a great blend of on course action,

Saturday 15 January – Ceduna Cup, Ceduna Racing Club

These wooden equine marvels will be auctioned

your own winner to victory.

Ph: 0430 591 835 Adults $10, Concession $6, Children U/16 FREE, Club Membership $40 Kick off the festivities at the Ceduna Foreshore Hotel on the Friday night before the Cup with the Calcutta and Sportsperson’s evening, featuring special guests John Letts and Darren Jarman. A three course carvery dinner is available from the hotel from 7pm.

off during the day, so jump on board and ride The fun continues after the races, with meals provided at the track, and a night of live music and entertainment. The Cup is also part of The Races SA’s ‘Third Time Lucky’ promotion. Pay for entry and have your ‘Third Time Lucky Pass’ stamped at any two eligible events to receive entry to the third event for free – as well the chance to win a $1,000 Harbour Town voucher.

Tickets are $30 and must be booked on (08) 8625 2008. The Cup is the diamond in the Ceduna racing calendar, with locals and tourists uniting in a celebration full of regional flavour.

Sunday 16 January – Strathalbyn Cup, Strathalbyn Racing Club Ph: (08) 8536 2248

This year’s fashion theme takes on a ‘Classic

General admission $15. Gates open 9.30am.

Cup Fever’ angle with big hats and bold colours

At the Strathalbyn Cup the racing action on the

food, fashion and family fun. It’s the perfect

the order of the day.

opportunity for a school holiday getaway and

Special guest and footy legend Darren Jarman

This is a day where the fashion conscious meet

a reason to explore the gorgeous scenery of

will be putting his reputation on the line as host

the racing purists for South Australia’s most

South Australia’s Limestone Coast.

of ‘Jars’s Punters Club’, and for some industry

glamorous provincial cup.

The Cup is also part of The Races SA’s ‘Third

insight, catch up with two time Melbourne

Time Lucky’ promotion. Pay for entry and have

Cup winning jockey John Letts who will be

track, like the activity off it, will be first class.

If you’re looking for the ultimate combination of country style and city chic, look no further.

your ‘Third Time Lucky Pass’ stamped at any

accompanied by the Adelaide Cup.

two eligible events to receive entry to third event

Get a syndicate together during the day and

be open at 9.30am to allow earlybirds in for

for free – as well the chance to win a $1,000

buy your own ‘horse’ for the highly anticipated

a champagne breakfast and prime position

Harbour Town voucher.

last race on the card – the ‘Hobby Horse Cup’.



Racing starts around noon, but the gates will


South Australia

This event has been climbing up the social calendar as one of the must-do events in South Australian racing. Only a 45 minute drive from Adelaide, it’s the perfect place to stay and play for a day. Central to the renowned wine regions of McLaren Vale, the Adelaide Hills and Langhorne Creek, the Strathalbyn Cup is the ideal excuse to indulge in the surrounds of the Fleurieu Peninsula over the summer break. With a host of different hospitality options, there are lots of ways to tailor a great day at the races.

the best summer fashions will be on display. The Summer Cup offers a chance to explore historic Mount Gambier and the region’s gems including local wineries and its rugged coastline. Mount Gambier Racing Club was recently elevated to Provincial status, so there’s more prize money on offer than ever before. Bring your picnic blanket and a bottle of bubbly for a great day of racing. The Cup is also part of The Races SA’s ‘Third Time Lucky’ promotion. Pay for entry and have

the coast, but that hasn’t stopped the club from putting on what could be the biggest beach party of the year. An easy 45 minute drive from Adelaide, the Beach Party is thoroughbred racing with a twist. Here you can enjoy an ice cold beer or daiquiri at the Beach Bar, grab a plate of fresh seafood or even a prawn off the barbie. Murray Bridge is also a hub for river activities and water sports, so there’s plenty to see and do while you’re there.

your ‘Third Time Lucky Pass’ stamped at any two

Top racing, a sensational swimwear parade, live

Sunday 23 January – Summer Cup, Mount Gambier Racing Club

eligible events to receive entry to the third event

music and fun activities for the kids will provide

for free – as well the chance to win a $1000

the perfect setting for a fantastic Australia Day.

Harbour Town voucher.

Ph: (08) 8725 4466 To round off your summer holidays on a high, the Mount Gambier Racing Club’s Summer Cup is ideal. This is the family-friendly racing event of the season. A full bar, catering facilities and live entertainment throughout the day will keep everyone happy. The Summer Cup is a popular

Wednesday 26 January 2011 – Australia Day Beach Party Race Day, Murray Bridge Racing Club Ph: (08) 8532 2310 A race meeting at the beach on January 26. Could it get any more Aussie?

destination for Western Victorians just across

The Murray Bridge Racing Club’s annual Beach

the border too.

Party is the perfect celebration of our favourite

Top facilities at the club’s pristine course and a host of hospitality options are available for those who like to experience the races in style, where

national past times and a great way to mark Australia Day. Murray Bridge may be more than 50km from Women in RACING



Brisbane Racing


From May 14 through until June 11, 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 Racing Carnival.

Saturday 21 May – Kirks Doomben Cup Day A full day of star studded entertainment the whole family will enjoy including kids Carnival

More than 57,000 racing fans are expected to

rides. The best thing about Kirks Doomben Cup

attend the five glamour racing events to witness

Day is the FREE entry for kids and unlimited

first-hand the blockbuster races and see

free fun. Racing fans will enjoy the blockbuster

Australia’s stars of the turf in epic competition. The Brisbane Racing Club has a wide range of hospitality packages with everything from exclusive marquees, restaurant dining, corporate suites and al fresco options - there really is something for every taste, style and budget.

racing on track.

Saturday 28 May – Carlton Mid Doomben 10,000 Day A classic day of racing entertainment, the Carlton Mid Doomben 10,000 is among the very best races on the Australian calendar. Boasting

Prices start from just $138 per person. Phone

an honour roll comprising Takeover Target and

the BRC Sales & Events department on 3268

Apache Cat, the Carlton Mid Doomben 10,000

2171 to find the package that suits you or visit

will promise heart-pumping action for all those

who bear witness. This year, racegoers can see

Admission tickets will be onsale through

retired champion Apache Cat as he returns to

Ticketek from April 1, 2011.

Doomben to greet his fans. Aside from the epic

Saturday 14 May – Racefest The Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival kicks off with Racefest, the ideal event for anyone seeking a side of party with their main of Group 1 racing. The event headliners will be


on the Field – Student Design Category.

racing, the atmosphere on Doomben 10,000 Day will be abuzz with great hospitality, the Hardy Bros Jewellers Fashions on the Field and entertainment.

the Group 1 BTC Cup and live music. Other

Saturday 4 June – Treasury Casino QLD Oaks Ladies’ Day

highlights will include judging of the Hardy Bros

Treasury Casino QLD Oaks Day is popularly

& Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE Fashions

known as the ladies’ day of the Channel Seven


EAGLE FARM & DOOMBEN Brisbane Racing Carnival. The entertainment highlight is the Group 1 Treasury Casino QLD Oaks for three-year-old fillies but the event also boasts a sharp fashion focus with Fashions on the Field and the 3rd annual Millinery Award. Other features include a pamper tent and Fashion Marquee.

Saturday, 11 June – AAMI Stradbroke Day Brisbane’s racing Grand Final is the Group 1 AAMI Stradbroke Handicap. The world’s best horses, jockeys and trainers will compete at Eagle Farm in Australia’s premier sprint handicap, each vying for the $1 million cash prize.

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Capt ivat ing

The new BMW 6 Series Convertible Words such as “breathtaking”, “irresistible”

A sweeping bonnet, set-back passenger

redesigned freestanding Control Display of the

and “flawless” pepper the history of BMW

compartment, long wheelbase and flat waistline

standard-fitted iDrive control system.

convertibles. And now the brand has added

embody the hallmark proportions of a BMW

a new chapter to a tradition of open-top cars.

convertible. The new BMW 6 Series Convertible

The new BMW 6 Series Convertible fulfils the wishes of discerning automotive enthusiasts with its sporty driving, unsurpassed luxury and sparkling looks. In the exclusive environment of the premium convertible market, the 2+2-seater boasts the most efficient engines,

combines these features with a classic softtop roof in customary “fin” design. Powerfully contoured surfaces and the surging dynamism of its lines promise assured driving properties. The luxurious ambience of the interior is highlighted by the driver-oriented cockpit set-

The new BMW 6 Series Convertible is available with two engine variants: an eight-cylinder powerplant in the BMW 650i Convertible and the six-cylinder in-line engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology in the BMW 640i Convertible. Both engines team up as standard with an eight-speed Sports automatic gearbox.

up and wraps the front passenger and rear

Exclusive driving pleasure makes a comeback:

most advanced chassis technology and most

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Indust ry Infrast ruct ure

By Bob Bentley, Chairman, Queensland Racing

As part of the amalgamation of the three codes,

For some, change will be too difficult to even

2010 has already been somewhat of a

Racing Queensland Limited has undertaken a

contemplate, let alone embrace. While it is

watershed year for thoroughbred, harness

review of all racing venues in order to make

impossible to please everyone, doing nothing

and greyhound racing in Queensland.

better use of the available facilities for the

is not an option.

benefit of the entire industry and to secure the

The Board of Racing Queensland Limited has

future of racing in Queensland.

been mindful to include decentralised proposals

a funding commitment from the Queensland

The arrival of the much awaited Industry

so that the benefits would be truly State-wide

Government to redirect approximately $80

Infrastructure Plan is a critically important

Hundreds of jobs would be created across the

million in wagering tax back to our racing

“next step” if our industry is to survive. Racing

State, especially regionally, as RQL works to

Queensland Limited has publicly released the

ensure Queensland has some of the finest

Industry Infrastructure Plan, a blueprint to improve

facilities in the country.

We have witnessed the successful amalgamation of the three racing codes. We have also gained

industry for capital infrastructure investment over four years from July 1, 2010 until June 30, 2014.

and modernise the foundations of our industry.

securing funds from a number of sources

for the three codes on July 1, 2010, Racing

including the $80 million in redirected wagering

Queensland Limited has been working hard

tax already committed by the Queensland

alongside key stakeholders to review the status

Government, the scrapping of the proposed

quo and define a way forward as we begin a

Logan Greyhound facility and the sale of Albion

new decade.

Park Raceway

The racing industry in Queensland currently

If the racing industry in this State is to succeed

contributes $1.44 billion to Gross State Product

into the future, we must collectively shift our

and employs around 30,000 people but the

focus from internal to external. The industry

current trading conditions do not allow clubs

must unite and pursue common outcomes and

to undertake massive infrastructure upgrades.

not continue to operate independently, in many

We are asking industry participants to back


Implementation of the Plan would rely on

Since its establishment as the governing body

cases competing with each other.

themselves by supporting the creation of new

The Plan doesn’t favour one code or one club

multiuse venues and embracing moves to make

over another it ensures all clubs and codes work

strategic use of other long-held facilities.

together to improve racing across the State.

Why? Because we believe that given a fighting

Feedback was obtained from relevant industry

chance, the three codes that make up the racing

and community stakeholder throughout the

industry in Queensland will not only survive,

state during December. This will form the basis

they will thrive.

on which Racing Queensland Limited will seek


stabling facilities, kennels, tie up stalls, a new racing science centre, plus a jockey rehabilitation and industry training facility. • $30 million to develop a multi-use three code racing and training facility at the Ipswich Turf Club.

to secure additional funding resources.

• $49 million to redevelop racing facilities at

and thoroughbreds facility as well as training.

the Bundall Racecourse on the Gold Coast.

A further $4 million on top of the $6 million

• $24 million to upgrade racing and training

already spent to further upgrade Callaghan

Copies of the Industry Infrastructure Plan are

facilities in Beaudesert as well as stabling to

available for download on the Queensland Racing

return it to TAB status.

website at

• $18 million to totally redevelop Ooralea

Highlights of the proposed Industry Infrastructure Plan include:

Racetrack in Mackay. It would include 80

• $58 million for a new purpose built co-located

member facilities.

oncourse stables and upgraded public and

reach minimum Occupational, Health and Safety Standards. • $200,000 to assist greyhound clubs in Cairns, Bundaberg and Capalaba to provide improved

home for greyhound and harness racing

• $15 million to redevelop Cluden Park in

at Deagon with a back-to-back structure

Townsville and relocate Greyhounds to the

ensuring the tracks retain their own identity

racetrack as well as new training and stabling

with first class viewing of the racing for both


codes. This precinct would be complete with

Park in Rockhampton. • $900,000 for Country Racing to assist clubs

facilities, while also improving training and trialling facilities throughout the State. • $100,000 to address infrastructure concerns at Redcliffe and Marburg harness racing

• $6 million for Cairns for a multi-use greyhound








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Kerrina King

An interview with

Kerrina King’s involvement with racing was a natural progression from her early love of horses. Here she tells us a bit about how she got to where she is today as Vice-President of the Queensland Race Horse Owners Association.

“I have owned and ridden horses since I was a

“There was no more valuable asset at that stage

child and I often used to help out my girlfriends

of the precedings than a good “hanging dog”. A

in Pony Club with their horses when they proved

hanging dog was an especially brave dog (any

too difficult for them to ride. I wasn’t any kind of

breed would do) that was trained to run in and

budding horse whisperer, I simply loved riding

bit the bull on the nose when we had the bull

so much that the problem horses got a lot of

cornered and not let go no matter what. The bull

exercise, and that often went a long way to

would be preoccupied, shaking his head around

solving their behavioural problems. It did not

trying to get the dog off his nose while we would

come without some physical cost to myself

slip in with ropes and tie the ropes around the

however; with broken arms, legs, crutches,

bull’s legs; hopefully without getting horned.

dragged, kicked, you name it and I have had it

Obviously the name “hanging dog” comes from

done to me by a horse!”

the fact that the dog was being swung around

“My first boyfriend ran a contract mustering team catching wild bulls in Central Queensland.

the bull’s legs.”

I used to join him during university holidays

“When I met my husband Vince Pennisi, I started

and the two and a half days I spent on the bus

going to the races with him about 17 years ago.

getting from Canberra, where I attended ANU,

He has always enjoyed going to the races and

to Blackwater in Central Queensland were well

had an interest in a number of horses when I

worthwhile as far as I was concerned. I loved

met him.”

the thrill of galloping flat strap through the bush trying to outrun and catch the wild bulls.”


in the air while we were putting the ropes on

“I started Kings Bloodstock, a breeding, racing and trading business seven years ago after I

“Chasing wild bulls was dangerous work, as

finished my Masters in Business. I love going to

those bulls still had their horns and they knew

the horse sales and trying to buy a good horse

how to use them! You had to keep up with the

at the right price. Even more, I love selling a

other riders of which there were usually about

horse at the sales (some time later after work

ten, as all hands were required to bring the bull

to improve him or her) at a much better price

down when we finally got him cornered.”

than I paid. I have had some good successes, a

Hidden Dragon filly which I bought for $18,000

the merger between the Brisbane Turf Club and

recently sold for $85,000 at the Magic Millions

the Queensland Turf Club. Unfortunately, the

Horses in Training sale in October this year after

new club, the Brisbane Racing Club, has no

breaking the all time “breeze-up” record over

women on its board to this day.

two hundred meters.”

I was Chairman of Albion Park Trust in 2000

“The year of Equine Influenza (EI) 2007, was a

which was a challenging role due to the

black year. I was carrying a lot of stock and the

structural problems with the facilities. Currently,

horse market crashed. Like a lot of other people,

I am Vice-President of the Queensland Race

I lost a serious amount of money. I decided

Horse Owners Association, a role which I love.”

to have some time off after that and just as

“We currently have two horses in racing, Red

well because the next thing to rock the world and the thoroughbred industry was the global financial crisis.”

Ferments, who won the Carlton Draught Country Cup during the Winter Racing Carnival and Nothin Leica Diamond, a young horse who has

“I was the Secretary of the Thoroughbred

just won her maiden. Both horses are trained

Breeders Queensland Association when the

by Pat Sexton who is currently Toowoomba’s

Equine Influenza (EI) struck. In 2008 I attended

leading trainer.”

the 2020 Summit in Canberra as part of the

“Am I passionate about the racing industry?

Rural Cohort and gave a short presentation on the effects of EI on the thoroughbred industry.”

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The vet wit h X-Ray

A life-long passion for horses and a keen sense of observation give Dr Susannah Hawke unrivalled skills when treating horses – helping her stay at the leading edge of research. By Emma Boling

From an early age Dr Susannah Hawke had a fascination with the way horses move. Watching horse racing on TV with her father, she would draw the animals she found so intriguing from under the coffee table. That childhood wonder led to a successful career as an equine vet across the globe.

a trickle. It was time to spread her wings again.

Born in England, Susannah graduated veterinary

‘I came out to Australia for twelve months and

school from Bristol University and began

didn’t go back – I fell in love with the country,’

practicing at The Curragh in Ireland. When

she confesses. Not long after her decision to

the opportunity to work in the United States

stay, Susannah fell in love with an Aussie too and

emerged, she packed her bags and flew east,

they now have a twelve year old daughter Zoe.

first to Kentucky, and then as the resident vet at a stud and training centre in California for two years. Back in England, Susannah worked at Newmarket before joining the Animal Health Trust where she studied imaging and orthopaedics. But the recession of 1993 saw

her more than busy. ‘Until last year I went to the yearling sales in England and Ireland and sometimes America as well as the Australian and New Zealand sales. I was away nearly all the time. The only month that I ever used to be at home was July.’ But with Zoe in high school, she decided there needed to be a change. ‘I do

Throughout her career Susannah has been at the

more local work now. It suits me to work flat out

leading edge of research. At the Animal Health

for seven months instead of eleven.’

Trust in England she worked in diagnostics from testing sedations to radiography techniques, and in Australia she was part of a team working on the highly successful shin monitoring program.

Sales work starts well in advance of the actual sales. Susannah travels to her vendor clients with a mobile digital x-ray facility and takes all the x-rays that will be entered with each yearling

the number of horses drop off the famous

She now specialises in radiography and yearling

into the repository for prospective buyers to

Newmarket racing Heath, and funding slowed to

sales, finding the hectic sales calendar has kept

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yearling. ‘I like a horse that turns well and that

unit in Australia. ‘I was the second vet to use

crosses well and looks comfortable. I also like

them at the yearling sales and there was some

a horse with a forward attitude. I’m much more

resistance because people were concerned

likely to like a horse if it isn’t being dragged

about being able to see too much. They thought

along. Obviously some of the horses are very

if you could see every tiny lesion and every little

tired at the sales, so like bloodstock agents I go

change in a horse it would be a problem. But for

to the sales early.’

me the fact that I can see something distinct on an x-ray instead of a smudge makes me more positive because that something is less likely to be a problem.’

often revolves around horses. Susannah’s husband David has worked in the racing industry for many years and is now involved in development and improvements of race tracks

level of risk. Most horses are low risk, lots of

including the new design of running rails that

horses are medium risk, and then you get the

has recently been installed by Racing Victoria.

odd high risk horse. For me, a high risk horse

His other project is a tracking and timing system

is highly unlikely to ever see a race track, but I

for training and race day that will download the

only get around two of those in one thousand a

data to a trainer’s mobile phone. The device is

year. That’s less than a quarter of a percent, and

a clocking system but will also collect crucial

much less than people think. With management

data on a horse’s stride patterns.

x-rays are not the thing that causes problems with that horse when it gets into training.’

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she enthuses. ‘The reality is you want the horse

interested in buying and others who use her as

to be close enough so you can go and visit the

part of a selection team. ‘Those clients generally

stables and watch it racing; you want it to be

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Fashions on t he If horse racing is the Sport of Kings, then Fashions On The Field race day competitions may just be the ‘Sport’ of Queens.

By Erin Miller

She began her FOTF ‘career’ after her love of

All one needs to do is attend a sizeable race day

grooming horses for show jumping came to

at any track around Australia and there’s sure

an end and she began a career in the beauty

to be a stack of women (and a growing number


of men) poised and perfectly prepared to strut their stuff on the catwalk, with their eye firmly on the Fashions On The Field crown.

love putting my outfits together. I’ve definitely made a few mistakes along the way, but through

From the outset, Fashions On The Field (FOTF)

competing over the last 16 years, I think my

competitions are a light hearted and fun aspect

style has evolved and I know what works for

to any race day. They add colour and glamour

me and what doesn’t.”

and inject a good dose of flair into the fashion stakes. But delve a little further and you’ll see that behind the pearly white smiles, pristine attire and flamboyant fascinators are some very determined competitors ready to win at all costs. Entering in to FOTF more often than not is no spur of the moment decision. In most cases the entrants have been hard at work preparing their outfits, deciding on a category and sussing out their competition. Take 45 year old L i s a We l l i n g s from the Sydney suburb

And there’s no disputing that, with Lisa recently chosen to represent New South Wales in the National Fashions On The Field competition as part of the Victorian Racing Club’s Melbourne Cup Carnival. Coming up with race wear outfits can be a daunting task for many, there’s the clothes, hat, shoes and handbag to coordinate, let alone the associated price tag, but Lisa says it’s all part of the fun. “I’m getting smarter when I buy, if I can wear an element of the outfit again it makes it more affordable.”


“I usually interpret a design from a magazine

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and have the outfit made. You don’t want anyone

been entering

to show up in the same dress and at the same

FOTF contests for

time, your outfit must stand out – I love the

the past 16 years. 62

“I have an absolute passion for fashion and I

creative process, but it’s also all about wearing



the outfit with a lot of confidence.” Like any competition primarily made up of the female variety, Lisa says there can be a level of one-upmanship among the contestants. “Unfortunately there can be an ugly side to FOTF, whether it’s indirect comments or uncomfortable stares, but I try to keep away from that. It takes a good, healthy level of selfesteem without being over the top to do well

all out on an outfit is what I love. There aren’t

However, despite being a seasoned pro, Angela

in these events.”

many opportunities to dress up in styles like old

admits she still gets some pre-event anxiety.

This is something 25 year old Georgina

Hollywood glam these days.”

McKerrow, originally from Brisbane, can attest

Canberra native, Angela Menz agrees.

heels like a newly born foal, it’s a possibility


Imagine being up on stage stumbling in high

“I love getting dressed up and it’s such a buzz

that every participant has to overcome in order

Despite being a relative newcomer to the world

to be named and go through to the next round.”

to pave their way through a FOTF contest, and

of Fashions On The Field, Georgina says she’s

Competing in FOTF contests began for Angela

it strikes a nervous cord in Angela.

as a way to keep her father at bay about

“The nerves come from a fear falling over or

becoming involved in horse racing.

tripping while on stage, I’m never sure what the

“There are definitely girls to steer clear of; I think

“My family has always been involved in racing

surface is like until I’m up there being judged.”

it’s because of the prizes at stake and level of

and dad tried to get me interested in horses,

prestige associated with winning a competition,

but I became more interested in the fashions

So as the summer racing calendar approaches,

but there’s also a great social aspect and I’ve

at the races.”

encountered the darker side of what – in most instances – appears to be a colourful event.

met a lot of lovely girls who I call my Fashions On The Field friends.” Georgina entered her first competition at Royal Randwick’s David Jones Derby Day in 2009 and has since come runner up twice. “I was just planning a normal day out at Randwick and a friend suggested I enter, I’ve taken part in the Sydney competitions ever since.”

“So now I come to the races, but I compete in the Fashions.” The 26 year olds best FOTF achievement to date was taking out the Best Dressed Female title at the 2006 Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens. “I won a cruise, jewellery and a gift voucher worth $8000, so that was pretty great. But it’s

“I haven’t quite made the winners circle yet but

the thrill of putting an outfit together and then

I’ll keep trying. The chance to dress up and go

having success that I do it for.”

all three women agree they’ll continue to vie for the Fashions On The Field crown in to the New Year. “I’m not ready to hang my stiletto’s up yet,” says Lisa. “I’m still as enthusiastic about competitions as when I started all those years ago, so I guess I’ll stay involved until the thrill of the competition wears off, and then I might look towards a future in coaching newcomers. “I think I’ve got a lot of good advice to offer.” Women in RACING



Good for your Hormones! Wearing a frock is

By Sam Beau Patrick

feeling” alive:

As I sit with my girlfriend recapping the fun we had at Melbourne Cup, it is clear the highlight for us was the “frock up”. The colour, the excitement, the horses and the fashions are what make horse racing an all-round wonderful experience that can leave you feeling high and happy.

Try to lead a more simple cleaner life. Get rid of toxic exposure in your life such as cleaning agents, foods laden with pesticides (i.e. eat organic) and hormone free meats.

Do you know what I am talking about? Do you experience the buzz and thrill of selecting a frock, then matching the earrings, necklace, shoes and head attire? Chances are, that if you are a woman and enjoy the races, the pre-track frivolities are as much fun as winning on a race. So why is this so? Sophia Loren once said “Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.” I believe dressing up in a frock gives a woman that belief. Hormonally, dressing in a frock will balance your female hormones and that is why it feels good. So many women today are adapting to the male working world and leaving their prettiness and femininity concealed. Some even throw it out, scared that it is a weakness. In my book, Beauty and the Beast Within, I discuss why getting in touch with your female side is just as important as being able to mix it with the boys. Australian women are the most fortunate in the world. We have been privileged to good schooling, safe communities, basic health and sexual equality. What we need to realise is that we need to rediscover boundaries before we go too far with the equality issue. OK, we can do what many men can do – we are independent, able to work and willing to tackle most things. But does that make for a happy relationship, a 64

Stress less. Choose activities and priorities in your day that are in line with what you want out of life (you may need to sit down and clarify what this is for you). happy family unit, and a happy you? In my Health Queen clinic, I manage women with all sorts of hormone issues, ranging from anger, depression and anxiety, through to obesity, infertility and hair in places that simply should not have hair. All of these changes are due to the fact that modern Australian women are increasing their male hormone levels, which is testosterone. Notice how many women speak gruffly and abruptly, how many yell and fire orders at their friends, partners and kids. Many women are so driven that their competitiveness is taken into the home life and many men are feeling redundant in the home. My research indicates that women are becoming men, socially and biologically. A good frock up can help minimise your risk! If you are worried that you may have a hormone imbalance, read my book, Beauty and the Beast Within (available as a book, eBook or audio and online via It will give you a greater understanding of the hormone endemic taking place. Once you recognise and acknowledge that you may be out of balance (in a recent study, 84% of women identified that they feel they have a hormone imbalance) you can move forward. These are four hot tips for keeping the “races

Eat well and exercise. Decrease starchy carbohydrates (as these increase insulin which in turn increase testosterone levels) and focus on eating a nice piece of meat/chicken/fish and organic salad and vegetables. Re-feminize. Get in touch with the girly side in you. Frock up, dress up and feel comfortable in your own beauty. You don’t need layers of makeup, if any. I usually only wear tinted lip gloss. Wear what you feel enhances your key aspects. But I know for some women, make up makes them feel sexy and attractive. Find the “right dose” of make up for you. Most of us love the “frock up” side of the racing calendar. And it is important as this allows you to be a glowing beautiful woman. Why not replicate this weekly. You might decide amongst your work friends to have a “hair ribbon day” or a hat day once a month. Why not make Friday a “frock up” day? This is something I am promoting to all women of Australia. Have some fun with it. Enjoy the essence of being a Racing Woman all year round. It’s fun and important for your hormone balance. Sam Beau Patrick is an author, naturopath, nurse and hormone expert. You can purchase her books on line

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Womens GOLF Editor Cathi Meredith recently visited the Gold Coast’s first comprehensive anti-ageing Day Spa, Esteem. With the recent launch of the “Natural Lift” promotion, we thought it was the perfect time to sit down with Cathi and Esteem’s own Samantha McCormack to find out a bit more about the company and see just what happens from both sides of the cosmetic process. By Lia O’Reilly

Maria Gambaro, owner of Esteem Day Spa THE CLINIC Esteem Day Spa – Marina Mirage, Main Beach

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to inject cosmetic anti-wrinkle treatments and I

She wants cosmetic procedures to become

had other family members in the industry for 10

more acceptable and for clients to achieve that

years prior as well.

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Cosmetic Injecting. I became a registered nurse

our clients with advanced technologies.



What are the most common concerns? Lip enhancement, frown lines, crows feet, sagging to the lower face, upper lip lines. How is Esteem different to other Spas? Esteem is the Gold Coast’s first comprehensive

to surgery, now with this unbelievable price

anti-ageing medical spa. Esteem nurses are

give clients freshness, rejuvenate their current

from Esteem, everyone is finally able to achieve

facial features and enhance their look. It also

personally trained by Dr Terrence Scamp and

amazing results that they only thought possible

fills the gap for the group of clients that don’t

travel the world for training. We don’t just treat

from spending a lot of money or surgery. Usually

want surgery or can’t afford the down time from

people’s concerns, we educate you as to what

what would cost you approximately $4,000 is

surgery but want something done to hide the

you need and recommend your best treatment

now available as an Exclusive Esteem Offer of

visible signs of aging.

options. Esteem has created a personalised

$1,595. Book now.

What advice would you give to a woman who

From your perspective, what is so great

is considering a cosmetic procedure for the

about the Natural Lift and what makes it

first time? Come in and chat with a registered

different to other procedures that may be

nurse and have a Total Facial Rejuvenation

used on the same areas? The Natural Lift is

Consultation and get all your treatment options.

Esteems way of giving everyone the results they

Then make the choice with your consultant as

are after and have been trying to achieve in the

to what procedures you want to start with and

past, at a great price. There are other products

what is suitable to achieve your optimal results.

and procedures that can be used to give similar

Be open to suggestions as the consultants are

results, however the advantage of the Natural

trained to give the most suitable advice to help

Lift compared to surgery or lasers etc is that it

you look great and refreshed.

Cathi our Editor had the Natural Lift

is instant, walk in walk out and no down time.

What would you say to someone who was

procedure, can you tell me a bit about

Do you suggest that clients try the non-

sceptical about cosmetic procedures?

“Natural Lift”? The Natural Lift procedure is

surgical procedures before having something

Consult the appropriate professional. The

an exclusive Esteem treatment. The Natural

surgical done? Not always. Some clients do

professional consultant will be able to advise

Lift allows a qualified cosmetic injector to offer

actually need surgery and it is sometimes the

you of your most suitable options with evidence

rejuvenation to the client’s concerns, from mid to

most suitable option. However, if this is the

as to why these treatments work and why they

lower facial enhancements. The treatment allows

case we are honest with all clients about this.

are the most suitable option for you. Ask to

the injector to treat a large amount of areas,

The Natural Lift procedure is not promising the

see photos of people that have had the same

and give the client the results they have been

results that surgery can achieve, it is just treating

treatment done. This will allow the client to

after without the down time of surgery. Natural

a range of clients that do not completely need

see what results are achievable. You must feel

Lift is finally giving clients another alternative

surgery at that point in time. Natural Lift will also

completely comfortable with your consultant and

plan ‘Total Facial Rejuvenation’ so that each person can reach their end goal at the pace they feel most comfortable. We look at all areas of aging from skin quality to volume loss, to wrinkle relaxation and bone re-absorption. All four of these factors influence your appearance and how successful your results will be so we take the time to properly educate you on what we are seeing, why this has happened and what we can do about it.

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fully qualified practitioners, Sam. She explained that as you get older you lose volume from your cheeks and around certain parts of your face and that by having fillers introduced into these areas it will actually help lift the face and soften these lines – hence the Natural Lift procedure she suggested I have. if not, always seek a second opinion. The client must always feel happy with their decision.

What differences has the Natural Lift made

What has the response been to your facial

to your face? The difference was incredible.

enhancement since having the Natural Lift

You can see the difference immediately and it

procedure? So many people have commented

What do you think is the future for the

has really made my face so much fresher, it is

on how good my skin looks now, and no one

cosmetic industry? The future is where clients

truly a mini lift!

has any idea what I have had done. Most people

are happy to tell other friends and family what treatments they have had done. Not to be afraid

What maintenance was required before

have thought that I am wearing a new make-up.

and after the Natural Lift procedure? The

How did you find the Esteem Day Spa

procedure was really no problem at all. It was

experience as a whole? From the moment I

painless as a small amount of anesthesia was

walked in I was enveloped with a feeling of total

injected which was a minimal sting of a needle.

luxury. The clinic is fantastic. Very professional

For aftercare I just had to keep the area clean

and beautifully appointed and when you are

and wear a mineral make-up which I do anyway.

finished you don’t have to hide behind dark

Esteem also offer a great range of mineral

glasses as you really look and feel pampered. I

makeup called Glo Minerals – The lipsticks are

would recommend anyone contemplating what

divine! One of the things I love about Esteem is

they can do to look younger and fresher to visit

that it is the only day spa of its kind, where you

Esteem to have a consultation to find out exactly

can have a multitude of treatments and walk out

what is best for you.

looking like a million dollars. After all procedures

Will you have the Natural Lift again and

you can have your hair touched up and you

would you recommend to friends? Definitely,

make-up applied.

when I feel the need for a refresh I will have it

correct things. Simple steps in a daily routine can

Samantha performed a Tot al Facial

done again. I also have had massages at Esteem

prevent so much ageing so come in and have a

Rejuvenation Consultation to assess exactly

and intend to visit regularly for treatments and

chat with Esteem’s trained professionals and find

what you needed; do you think that this

just general beauty, facials and pedicures. As

out not only what you can do to treat the signs

made a difference to your overall outcome?

I mentioned, Esteem is a total day spa. It is

of ageing, but what you can do to prevent it.

Yes, it definitely did make a difference. One of

perfect for those girls wanting to have a great

the things I really noticed at Esteem is how well

girls’ day out together have a facial, a massage

all the staff are trained. What I thought I needed

and pedicure and then treat yourself to a wash

was not what I needed at all. This is the beauty

and blow wave and make-up. Why not finish up

What made you choose the Natural Lift?

of Sam’s advice as she is so knowledgeable on

with dinner? They even have a fully qualified

When I went to Esteem I was concerned with the

the processes and really explains what happens

hairdresser and makeup artists on the premises

lines that were appearing from my nose to my

when our skin ages and how we lose volume in

at all times. The whole experience was great, and

mouth. I had a consultation with one of Esteem’s

certain areas.

Esteem’s staff are amazing.

to tell friends why they are looking refreshed and fabulous. Not being scared what people will think if they have had a little bit of a facial enhancement to feel confident in themselves, and of course to boost their Esteem. The cosmetic industry has many advanced technologies to be learnt world wide and Esteem consultants are educating themselves so they can be the first to let our clients know. Is there anything else you would like to add that would be of interest to men and women considering the Natural Lift procedure? Don’t wait to long to come in and try things as the longer you leave it the harder it can be to

THE CLIENT Cathi Meredith – Publisher and Editor of Womens GOLF Magazine


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Bit st o Bags

The equestrian heritage of gucci

By the late 1930’s Gucci had developed a cult following amongst celebrities and titled families of Italy and European royalty. The famous Gucci leather moccasins with their distinctive snaffle bit detailing became favourites with Hollywood luminaries Clark Gable, John Wayne and Fred Astaire, and when the women’s version was

By Emma Boling

created they were championed by the likes of

Iconic Italian fashion house, Gucci, has always

screen siren Lauren Bacall.

had an intimate relationship with the horse.

Stores opened up across the world and

Inspired by the sophisticated equestrian world,

handbags and scarfs became synonymous with

founder Guccio Gucci set his Florentine

celebrities with style. The ‘Jackie O’ bag became

workshop to creating products that bore the

a cult item, named in honour of Jacqueline

emblems of horsebits, stirrups and the classic

Kennedy Onassis, while violet eyed beauty

From humble Florentine beginnings, Gucci now

green-red-green web drawn from a saddle girth

Elizabeth Taylor was a fan of the unstructured

has 25 stores across the world. Remarkably,

strap that has become synonymous with the

‘Hobo Bag’. A silk scarf designed for the

all of Gucci’s leather goods and ready-to-wear

luxury brand.

luminous Grace Kelly proved so popular the

items are made 100% in Italy, ensuring the

‘Flora’ print was produced in 37 colours and is still incorporated into designs today.

quality for which the brand has always been renowned and demonstrating an unwavering commitment to excellence. Many of the expert artisans working in Italy have been involved with the brand for generations. Gucci have never moved far from their original designs from the equestrian world. The horsebit has appeared as hardware on handbags, luggage and accessories. It has been expertly embossed onto leather, suede and velvet, printed on silk and sculpted into jewellery. The Gucci web has identified the brand on everything from luggage and handbags to belts and even bikinis. Designed into the green-red70

green combination in the early 1950’s the web weaves throughout the Gucci collection as a reminder of the brand’s past. Gucci Creative Director, Frida Giannini, blends the traditions of the equestrian heritage and old world craftsmanship with the allure of fashion, creativity and exclusivity. These themes are stunningly exemplified in the Cruise Collection for 2011 which takes inspiration from an elegant voyage. The feminine wardrobe has a nonchalance that alternates between an edgy chic urban attitude and a glamorous spirit. With ease of travel in mind, Giannini chose fabrics ranging from linen, cotton and washed silk to delicate leather. The colour scheme oscillates

But Gucci is also a brand with heart. Believing

between intense earthy tones, floral and military

social responsibility to be a crucial element in

green, and bold graphics and animalier prints

today’s global world, Gucci has donated over

capturing a modern sophisticated styling.

$8 million to UNICEF since 2005 for life-saving

Giannini has taken a fresh approach to the horsebit transforming the interlocking squared off bits used for shoulder bags, shoes and silk blouses in 1969-70 into miniatures printed onto flowing dresses or enlargements added to travel-totes.

initiatives in Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa. Gucci’s parent group PPR has also launched the Foundation for Women’s Dignity and Rights to fight violence against women and to empower women the world over to improve their lives in the face of great adversity.

The House of Gucci’s equestrian heritage is also evident in their more recent association with the glamorous world of international equestrian sports and Australasian horse racing. Race sponsorships have included the Auckland Cup and the prestigious 150th Melbourne Cup Carnival. Internationally, the brand has established the Paris International Show Jumping Event with the Gucci Masters and champions glamorous rider Charlotte Casiraghi, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco. With a string of current celebrities toting the Gucci logo – Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, Sting, Madonna, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt to name a few – Gucci is on the cutting edge of luxury style. Women in RACING



St yle, Glamour, Dist inct ion Celebrate your curves

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sizes 14 to 24 and the new boutique in Robina

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Points Boutique, situated on Grice Avenue, Paradise Point, offers you an elegant shoe store with all the dressings. Beautiful handbags, hats, jewellery, race wear and evening dresses and of course an exquisite range of shoes from some of the finest Australian designers. Sonya Varley, owner of this unique new business in Paradise Point, specializes in her wardrobe makeovers, with a ‘Top to Toe’ friendly service, ‘Points’ is Sonya’s fourth boutique. Growning up with a mother as a fine seamstress, has certainly contributed to the fact her family has over 35 years experience and knowledge of the fashion industry, As with her boutiques of the past, Sonya offers a shoe boutique with a point of difference, which makes every woman feel and know that she really is special. Sonya loves giving that same feeling to her new friends and customers at ‘Points.’ Looking forward to seeing you at Points!

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Best New Designer Award

Julie Casey millinery Custom-made hats and fascinators 0407 391 726 WWW.JULIECASEYMILLINERY.COM.AU

Julie can create a hat or headpiece that is just for you, using exquisite natural and antique fabrics, and finished with unique decorative feathers, beautiful lace trims and striking embellishments. Hand made silk flowers can also be made in any material to match that special outfit. Each fabric used by Julie offers inspiration to create something elegant or quirky to suit each person individually.

Some other accolades Julie has achieved this year are Winner of Fashions O n Th e F i e l d a t several race events and Semi Finalist in Melbourne at the Melbourne Cup.

Julie has been taught these skills by some of Australia’s finest Milliners which include Louise Macdonald, Neil Grigg, Georgina Conheady, Waltraud Reiner, Phillip Rhodes and Jane Stoddart and continues these studies on a regular basis. These skills are essential in providing a range of techniques which are then transformed into unique one off Millinery pieces.

Yo u c a n f i n d Julie’s headwear in Runaway Bombshell at Runaway Bay, on the website or by phoning Julie personally.

Inst ant Hat

Since Jannette Bartlett moved to Queensland in 1990, the race day hat scene has come full circle. The Instantly Fabulous owner was shocked when she asked ladies about local Melbourne Cup Day celebrations, only to be told, “we don’t bother with that day.” Stunned but undaunted, Jannette persisted with her passion and continued to create her


Advert image: The headpiece the model is wearing is made using peacock swords and peacock eyes, sculptured Ostrich feathers and wire. The dress is designed by a local designer Satya James. her skills under the watchful eyes of Melbourne’s top milliners. The last three seasons have seen an exciting return to the former glory days of hats, showcasing the “hatinators” (smaller than a hat, larger than a fascinator) and the emergence of a whole new market with Generation X. Hats and fascinators are now embraced not only for race days, but for school formals, weddings, and the night club scene… Instantly Fabulous continues to lead the way

memorable pieces. Jannette’s designs reflect

with amazing and original designs. The Instantly

the triumph of the late 40’s through to the glory

Fabulous 2011 range showcases a new twist

of the late 60’s – when wearing a head turning

on the old favourites, teamed with the “Trilby”

creation was at the peak of fashion.

and “Fedora” worn by both men and women.

Coming from Melbourne where the Melbourne

Hats are back with exciting designs for this new

Cup is such an icon, Jannette inherited her

age where we need to express ourselves with

mother and grandmother’s trade and developed

an individual look. Instantly Fabulous has it all!

The Heads The Hat s Behind

Whilst Dale Olsson is the face of The Hat Box, you may not be as familiar with those very

From left: Ann Boyle, Patricia Balmer, Sandra Robson, Dale Olsson (standing), Elizabeth R, Shirley Howie, Meredith McMaster.

talented milliners from all over Australia who

create the beautiful handmade headpieces sold in the Brisbane Arcade boutique. Here is a sample of those creative men and women who can design something just for you.

Dale Olsson, Sandra Robson and Karen Valentine Above left: Richard Nylon and Kim Fletcher at the Melbourne Cup. Above: Dale Olsson and Neil Grigg of Sydney Melbourne milliner Phillip Rhodes

Jonathan Howard of “Hatmaker�, Sydney

Dale Olsson and London luminary Stephen Jones in Melbourne for the Cup.

Left: Brisbane milliner Kathy Neumann.

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Largest Select ion

The Gold Coast’s

of hats

The Hat Store, previously known as Hats by

We encourage ladies to bring their outfits with

the Hundred, is renowned for having the Gold

them when selecting their hat or fascinator as

Coast’s, if not Australia’s, largest selection of

it makes it so much easier and it’s lots fun. It’s


very satisfying knowing each customer’s outfit

Among the many different styles of hats available for men and women is a great selection of ladies

right headwear, and the customer feels great.

hats and fascinators for racewear. We cater for

We pride ourselves on giving excellent customer

all tastes and budgets and stock limited editions

service and attention; this is our trademark after

and one off designs

26 years in the hat business.

largest selection of fashion hats and fascinators on the Gold Coast since 1984

Phone 07 5580 9056 76

has been beautifully finished off with just the

Making Headlines Just for You

Learning and growth have played a major part

fashionable best and

in 2010 for Sunshine Coast Milliner Sandy

Sandy was fortunate

Aslett, who continues to evolve her “Hats by

to be invited to

Sandy A” profile.

display her creations

This year Sandy has taken the study of her chosen craft to another level playing host to a number of international milliners who have conducted master classes at her Buderim studio. Late August saw a week long display by

at “Hatstravagance” brought to you by Yellowglen event at Flemington. The weather may have been unkind but the excitement was high with many of Australia’s

ideas she is nurturing and continue to create

finest milliners showing their latest and greatest.

bespoke headwear for the growing clientele.

“Collins Street Precinct Inc” and the Millinery

The lead up to the most important day on any

I would like to acknowledge Style Melbourne

Association of Australia Inc. The Hats by Sandy

milliner’s calendar, “The Cup” was very busy

for the opportunity to show photos from

A label was on show in the fashion hub of the

with “Hats by Sandy A” winning fashion awards

“Hatstravagance” designer label “Hats bv

Melbourne CBD with the public invited to view

at race days around the East Coast, South

Sandy A”.

and vote on their chosen favorites.

Australia while a number of clients took their

milliners invited to participate in the “Hats off to the Races” event staged in Melbourne by the

This was closely followed by Melbourne

dream hats to Melbourne.

Spring Fashion where it’s all about glamour,

2011 promises to be even busier with Sandy

style and design that sees Melbourne at it

eager to explore the seemingly endless design

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Jaydee Paino

Myer Fashions On The Field winner The Myer Fashions On The Field Women’s

white headpiece with navy feathers and a

Racewear title is headed to Queensland for the

ribbon and pearl feature by Bernice Patton

first time, after Cairns fashionista Jaydee Paino

High Society Millinery.

took out the competition on Crown Oaks Day at

The judging panel, which included supermodel

Flemington, in a reconstructed vintage dress she

Jerry Hall and her daughter Georgia Jagger,

bought online for US$18, 25-year-old Jaydee

celebrity milliner Stephen Jones and designers

took out the national competition in front of an

Aurelio Costarella and Fernando Frisoni, were

enthusiastic crowd and a star-studded panel of

clearly impressed with the creativity and

judges. Jaydee beat more than 1,000 entrants

originality of Jaydee’s look.

who had participated on AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Emirates Melbourne Cup Day and in state competitions country-wide earlier in the year.

As the national winner, Jaydee will take home prizes worth more than $100,000, including a Lexus IS 250C, $5,000 Myer Gift Card, TCL

Working with designer Nigel Vogler, she had

entertainment package, Longines PrimaLuna

extensively altered the dress to give it a 50s

watch, Antler luggage and a L’Oreal Paris

style full skirt, and paired it with a beret-style


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A Ladies’ Game

If you’re looking for a new sport that combines light, cardiovascular fitness with a scenic and sociable environment, then maybe golf is exactly what you need. By Lia O’Reilly Birdee Golf Apparel

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Golf may look like a lazy man’s (or woman’s game) however with such measurable health and wellness benefits, the sport is quickly becoming a favourite among women throughout Australia. On average you will walk around 4km in a round of golf. This burns 300 calories and is a great long term weight loss program that is easy to stick to, and won’t leave you stuck in a sweaty gym. Even if you chose to ride in a cart, you will still manage to burn around 230 calories. If you do opt to carry your own clubs, then you will be adding weightbearing exercise to your game. Weight bearing exercise three times per week is said to create long, lean muscle mass which supports a strong skeleton. This type of exercise can help prevent bone degeneration, including osteoporosis. Golf benefits more than just your fitness, with all that sunshine and fresh air offering an increased exposure to vitamin D, which is also essential for strong bones and ensures a better night’s sleep after a day on the course. One of the most valuable things golf can bring to your life is friends. Golf is a sociable game that allows old friends to catch up and new friendships

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Beaut y

Start 2011 with a clean slate because when the heat strikes and we’re lightly dressed, our every beauty choice counts. Nothing says sparkle like gorgeously lustrous and healthy hair and a radiantly supple skin. It’s the perfect boost for confidence. Navigate parties and sizzling days, particularly when we’re on the course, by drinking plenty of water to cleanse the system and keep the skin and body hydrated. Up the intake during summer and get as much sleep as possible, it does wonders for the complexion. And, for health and beauty’s sake remember the skincare and anti-ageing staple, don’t go a day without sun protection. Now we can rise and shine and let our master list of winning combinations work their magic and get us through the season. The result, we’ll feel effortlessly glamorous, bright, breezy and radiantly fresh. By Wendy Ward After a day at the races, travelling or simply out and about, a quick spritz of the Pevonia Phyto-Aromatic Mist ($76 for 200ml) is an immediate pick me up for the complexion. Perfect anytime, particularly after flying when stale cabin air can leech every last drop of moisture from the skin, leaving it feeling dry and drab. Helping hydrate and cool, its deliciously scented and refreshing blend combines French Rose, Chamomile, Aloe and Calendula. Use to seal and achieve more from make up and, when back from the beach, a light spray (straight from the fridge) helps calm overheated skin and soothe. Salons and spas nationally + call 1800 069 116.

Over worked nails can benefit from the Revitanail Nail Strengthener ($29.95 for 30ml) to help reduce peeling, flaking and chipping. It’s Calcium Gel formula helps boost weak and brittle nails and protect them from damage from our daily chores. Versatile as it is practical, it can be used as a top or base coat or alone to build stronger and more beautiful nails. Myer, David Jones, Priceline, Priceline pharmacies and leading pharmacies nationally +

We may be able to skip foundation altogether with the Natio soft focus effect Mineral Pressed Powder ($19.95). This translucent dust yields a very flattering effect over the face, much like that of a soft light and that is a result we can all welcome. While subduing shine, its formula adapts to the colour of the skin, while softening and minimizing sins such as pores and lines without settling or heaviness. And, its texture, just like gossamer. Myer, David Jones and selected Pharmacies + (03) 9415 9911.


This Jan Marini moisture retaining creamy formula helps repair sun damage, refine skin texture and actively fight lines and wrinkles while keeping skin feeling lush and supple. All of which may explain its name, Transformation Cream. $130 for 28g. Selected salons + spas nationally + (03) 9571 9990. If we could ask our peepers about the Jan Marini Transformation Eye Cream they would be tempted to go giddy over it. Its complex of breakthrough Pentapeptides helps wave off creases and its full bodied satiny texture melts in on contact to keep this delicate area lavishly smooth, supple and youthful. $88 for 14g. Selected salons + spas nationally + (03) 9571 9990.

By combining unique formulation technologies and layering these in a 5 step program, men’s skin can be dramatically improved in a very short period of time. Incorporating C-ESTA Cleanser, C-ESTA Serum, Enlighten, Peptide Extreme and Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant in a convenient package with detailed instruction card, Jan Marini’s Skin Care Management System for Men will change the way you think about men’s grooming. It takes only a few minutes each morning and the results are noticeable within days. RRP: $440. Stockists: 03 9571 9990

While we hope we’re not sunburned, but if it should happen this after sun superstar can help with its cooling, hydrating and soothing formula. Rich in Green Tea, Chamomile and Waterlily Extract, the Pevonia After Sun Soothing Gel ($76 for 150ml) works to combat dehydration and relieve inflammation while safeguarding the skin against loss of elasticity brought about by over exposure. Light and exceptional silky, it offers speedy and effective relief and comforts without a sticky after feel or tightness. Salons and spas nationally + call 1 800 069 116.

An invisible look, a lightweight feel and long lasting covering, girls, the Napoleon PERDIS Sheer Genius Liquid Foundation with SPF22 is our summer must foundation. With its weightless texture you will forget you are wearing it. Not melting away under pressure, it has the might to cover beautifully for the long term and help to ease the appearance of lines and wrinkles. $69 for 30ml. Napoleon Perdis concept stores, David Jones and selected independent retailers +

Just in time for Summer, Advanced Natural Stretchmark is a rich body moisteriser containing extracts of Moist-24, Wheat Germ, Gingko and Collagen to stimulate blood and lymph. Dermaxyl is added for cell regeneration to replace damaged tissue. It helps to prevent stretch marks as it lubricates the skin to help it retain natural elasticity and moisture. It assists with increasing skins elasticity, reduces the visable general appearance of existing stretch marks and improves overall skin condition. RRP $64. Stockists 03 9553 0819 Keep you hair hydrated, protected and it calamity free with Silk Oil of Morocco Moisture Repair Sulphate-free Shampoo ($34.95 for 375ml). With blends of Argan Oil and moisture infusing Macadamia Nut Oil, it has an uplifting and fresh nutty scent and the formula lathers up just right. Follow with Silk Oil of Morocco Moisture Repair Conditioner ($34.95 for 375ml). Pacify tangles and snarls with Silk Oil of Morocco Detangling Moisture Mist ($39.95 for 250ml). Mask up weekly with Silk Oil of Morocco Hair Masque ($39.95 for 250ml). Working wonders on every strand, it contains precious Certified Organic Argan Oil to treat damage and hydrate so hair looks and feels super healthy, silken and shiny. Fortify locks before leaving the house with the Silk Oil of Morocco Shine & Protection Spray ($39.95 for 125ml). A light spray is all that is needed to give the hair sheen, a dose of moisture and help protect it from UV rays.

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When we want it all – rejuvenation, a great moisturiser, radiance and protection – Dr LEWINN’s ULTRA R4 Restorative Cream SPF15 comes to our rescue. The cream has a lush, effortless texture that glides on like a dream, leaving behind a dewy, supple complexion. It mixes Palmitoyl Tripeptide-3 to help diminish the signs of collagen depletion and nature’s anti-oxidant wonder, Pomegranate. $84.95 for 50g. David Jones, Myer, Priceline + Pharmacies +

Advanced Natural Calming & Soothing Mask gently calms and soothes stressed, tired and irritated skin. Homeopathically prepared ingredients of Chamomile, Chickweed, Sericin and Allantoin assist the delivery of actives to treat and maintain hydration. Suitable for skin types that are sensitive, have eczema, dermatitis, redness and capillaries. RRP $39.50. Stockists: 03 9553 0819. Advanced Natural Rapid Relief Cream – this rich yet non-greasy cream goes beyond moisturisation to visibly improve the look, feel and protection of your skin. Rapid Relief is excellent for use on rosacea, dermatitis, eczema and hypersensitive skin and contains calming and anti-inflammatory ingredients such as Green Tea, Grapeseed Oil, Gingko Biloba Extract to assist with the symptoms of imbalance, relieving the skin of hypersensitivity. It works within the surface of the skin to repair. Rapid Relief leaves the skin feeling smooth and comfortable. RRP $61.50. Stockists: 03 9553 0819.


Seriously, whether we’re on the course or sipping cocktails by the pool, Neutrogena’s trio of products with SPF30+ are the summer staples for long lasting protection. These face and body guards do not feel tacky making it easy for us to swim and play hard with 4 hours water resistance and sweat resistance. Each features Helioplex technology to block UVA + UVB rays even from the harshest sunlight. Up the anti and be generous in applying, we all know the drill. Coat face and body before getting dressed and don’t neglect neck or hands. The perfect product to stash in your handbag as it comes packaged in a handy spray is the Neutrogena Ultimate Sport Sunscreen Spray SPF30+ $17.99 for 140g, and Neutrogena Sport Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF30+ $14.99 for 70ml. Priceline, Pharmacies + Supermarkets nationally + 1 800 678 380. Neutrogena Ultimate Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF30+ $17.99 for 115ml

Stay vigilant from the neck down and deter nature’s warriors of parched, dry skin with Napoleon PERDIS After Sun Body Oil. A light spray and rub down with this nourishing body soother, spiked with Hazelnut Oil and Aloe Vera, and we’ll almost want to bathe in it. It leaves the skin superbly softened and velvety smooth with no greasy after feel and its delicate, summery fragrance lingers without being over the top. $30 for 120ml. Napoleon Perdis concept stores, David Jones and selected independent retailers +

Kora Organics – Inspiring women globally to nurture their bodies, embrace their unique beauty and understand the benefit of using organic skincare. Foaming Cleanser – A gentle soapfree foaming cleanser formulated for oily or combination skin to naturally and gently rid the skin of impurities. Aloe Vera, Green Tea and Vitamins A, C & E protect the skin from free radicals leaving the skin feeling fresh and clean.

Hydrating Day and Night Cream – A hydrating day and night moisturiser with Cream Rose, Omega 6 Fatty Acids, Noni Extract and Rosehip Oil delicately blended with organic kelp to replenish, revitalise and invigorate a dull dry complexion. Specifically formulated to leave the skin feeling hydrated, soft, smooth and supple.

Exfoliating Cream – A gentle blend of organically grown Oat Flour, Essential Oils and Bamboo to gently buff away dead skin cells helping to reveal a smoother complexion. Can be used for all skin types including sensitive skin.

Recovery Eye Gel Treatment – A high concentration of Organic Seaweeds (known to boost collagen production) combined with Noni Extract and Chamomile help protect and rejuvenate the delicate eye area. Contains Aloe Vera to cool and soothe tired puffy eyes.

Organic Rich Body Lotion – The ultimate all over body moisturiser providing the skin with complete nourishment and protection. Organically grown Jojoba, Noni Extract, Cocoa Butter and Macadamia reintroduce essential fatty acids into the skin while Plant Botanicals help soften and protect the skin from harmful free radicals.

Essential Body Wash – A delicious aromatic blend of organically sourced Essential Oils, Ylang Ylang, Noni Extract, Sandalwood, Rose and Patchouli. Free from parabens and skin irritants, this body wash while cleansing and hydrating helps to provide the skin with all-over anti-oxidant protection, leaving the skin feeling fresh and invigorated.

Luxurious Rosehip Oil – A carefully blended powerful treatment oil combining Noni Extract, Organic Rosehip, Jasmine, Rose and Pomegranate Oils. The combination of these additional essential oils work synergistically with the Rosehip Oil to provide a rich source of anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids for the skin, working to counteract the drying effects of sun exposure and other environmental influences that lead to signs of aging and age related skin damage.

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Hot t o Trot By Karen Phillips

For the love of Truffles

Multi-award winning restaurateur Tony Percuoco has opened the doors to a sensational new classic Italian restaurant, Tartufo, in the sassy Emporium in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. With innovative cuisine,

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TAb Meetings JANUARY Sat 1 Flemington, Mornington, Royal Randwick, Kembla Grange, Inverel, Morphettville, Eagle Farm, Gold Coast Bat Out of Hell, Toowoomba, Longwood, Ascot – Perth Cup, Darwin Sun 2 Cranbourne, Bairnsdale Cup, Murwillumbah, Gilgandra, Naracoorte, Sunshine Coast, Bunbury Mon 3 Betfair Park Sandown, Muswellbrook, Moruya, Murray Bridge, Gold Coast, Pinjarra Tue 4 Stony Creek, Taree, Townsville Wed 5 Geelong, Royal Randwick, Gawler, Doomben, Devonport Cup, Narrogin Thu 6 Seymour, Wyong, Albury, Rockhampton, Launceston – Tasmanian Guineas, Albany Fri 7 Mornington, Canterbury Park, Canberra, Port Macquarie, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast, Esperance Sat 8 Caulfield, Pakenham, Rosehill Gardens, Newcastle, Mudgee, Morphettville, Eagle Farm, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Ascot Sun 9 NMIT Kyneton Park , Warrnambool, Tamworth, Coffs Harbour, Port Lincoln, Sunshine Coast Inner, Geraldton Mon 10 Ararat, Nowra Tue 11 Benalla, Ballina, Mackay Wed 12 Betfair Park Sandown, Warwick Farm, Murray Bridge, Eagle Farm, Pinjarra Thu 13 Ballarat, Gosford, Penola, Rockhampton, Bunbury Fri 14 Moonee Valley, Mornington, Cessnock, Wagga Wagga, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast Sat 15 Flemington, Bairnsdale, Rosehill Gardens, Kembla Grange, Queanbeyan, Morphettville, Gold Coast – Magic Millions, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Ascot, Darwin Sun 16 Kilmore, Cranbourne, Port Macquarie, Cowra, Strathalbyn Cup, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Mt Barker, Alice Springs Mon 17 Wangaratta, Moruya Cup, Gunnedah Tue 18 Warrnambool, Dubbo, Townsville Wed 19 Betfair Park Sandown, Royal Randwick , Gawler, Doomben, Ascot

Thu 20 Seymour, Gosford, Rockhampton, Pinjarra, Opening night, Dubai International Carnival, Meydan (UAE) Fri 21 Mornington, Canterbury Park, Muswellbrook, Canberra, Port Lincoln, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast Summer Cup Sat 22 Flemington, Moe, Royal Randwick, Newcastle, Albury, Morphettville Parks, Eagle Farm, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Ascot, Esperance Sun 23 Ballarat, Yarra Valley, Tamworth, Ballina, Mt Gambier, Sunshine Coast, Hobart Guineas, Geraldton Mon 24 Terang, Nowra, Orange Tue 25 Geelong, Taree, Townsville Wed 26 Caulfield – Blue Diamond Previews, Sale, Warwick Farm, Wyong, Murray Bridge, Eagle Farm, Bunbury, Kojonup, Narrogin, Darwin Thu 27 Ballarat, Scone, Rockhampton, Launceston, Albany Fri 28 Moonee Valley – Australia Stakes, Mornington, Lismore, Goulburn, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast Sat 29 Betfair Park Sandown, Werribee, Royal Randwick, Kembla Grange, Coonamble, Morphettville Parks, Doomben, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Ascot Sun 30 Cranbourne, Benalla, Parkes Cup, Grafton, Port Lincoln, Sunshine Coast, Devonport, Pinjarra, Alice Springs Mon 31 Stawell, Cessnock

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FEBRUARY Tue 1 Warrnambool, Port Macquarie, Canberra, Mackay Wed 2 Betfair Park Sandown, Warwick Farm, Strathalbyn, Eagle Farm, Ascot Thu 3 Ballarat, Hawkesbury, Rockhampton, Bunbury Fri 4 Moonee Valley, Pakenham, Canterbury Park, Tamworth, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast, Geraldton Sat 5 Caulfield, NMIT Kyneton Park, Rosehill Gardens, Newcastle, Grafton, Morphettville, Doomben, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Hobart, Ascot, Esperance, Darwin Sun 6 Sale, Colac Cup, Sapphire Coast, Bathurst, Mt Gambier, Sunshine Coast , Albany Mon 7 Wangaratta, Scone Tue 8 Swan Hill, Taree, Townsville Wed 9 Betfair Park Sandown, Royal Randwick , Gawler, Doomben, Ascot Thu 10 Ballarat Gold Sovereign, Gosford, Port Lincoln, Rockhampton, Launceston, Pinjarra Fri 11 Moonee Valley, Pakenham, Canberra, Walcha Cup, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast , Albany Sat 12 Caulfield – Blue Diamond Preludes, Bendigo, Royal Randwick – Breeders’ Classic, Kembla Grange, Port Macquarie, Morphettville, Eagle Farm, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Ascot, Darwin Sun 13 Kilmore, Moe, Warwick Farm, Grafton, Naracoorte, Sunshine Coast, Hobart Cup, Geraldton, Alice Springs Mon 14 Ararat, Muswellbrook, Wellington Tue 15 Warrnambool, Goulburn, Townsville Wed 16 Mornington Cup, Royal Randwick , Murray Bridge, Eagle Farm, Bunbury Thu 17 Ballarat, Hawkesbury, Gold Coast, Launceston – Tasmanian Oaks, Mt Barker Fri 18 Moonee Valley, Sale, Canterbury Park, Taree, Wagga Wagga, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast, Esperance Sat 19 Flemington – Lightning Stakes, Geelong, Rosehill Gardens – Parramatta Cup, Newcastle, Tamworth, Morphettville Parks – Port Adelaide Cup, Doomben, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Ascot Sun 20 Bendigo, Yarra Valley, Wyong, Bathurst, Kangaroo Island Cup, Sunshine Coast, Pinjarra, Alice Springs Mon 21 Benalla, Murwillumbah, Queanbeyan Tue 22 NMIT Kyneton Park , Port Macquarie, Townsville Wed 23 Betfair Park Sandown, Canterbury Park, Strathalbyn, Doomben, Launceston Cup, Ascot Thu 24 Werribee, Gosford, Mt Gambier, Rockhampton, Bunbury

Fri 25 Moonee Valley – MV Night Cup, Moe, Royal Randwick , Qurindi Cup, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast, Geraldton Sat 26 Caulfield – Blue Diamond Stakes, Warracknabeal Cup, Rosehill Gardens – Silver Slipper, Kembla Grange, Coonabarabran, Morphettville Parks, Eagle Farm, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Ascot, Esperance, Darwin Sun 27 Kilmore Cup, Ballarat, Canberra, Dubbo, Balaklava, Sunshine Coast, Devonport, Albany Mon 28 Terang, Cessnock March Tue 1 NMIT NMIT Kyneton Park Park, Grafton, Townsville Wed 2 Betfair Park Sandown, Royal Randwick), Port Lincoln, Doomben, Ascot

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Thu 3 Sale, Wyong, Rockhampton, Launceston, Pinjarra, Super Thursday (UAE) Fri 4 Moonee Valley, Bendigo, Taree, Sapphire Coast, Port Lincoln Cup, Ipswich Sat 5 Flemington – Crown Guineas, Geelong, Warwick Farm – Chipping Norton Stakes , Newcastle, Lismore, Morphettville – SA Breeders, Eagle Farm – Qtatts Members Cup, Gold Coast, Mackay, Toowoomba, Ascot – 1000 Guineas, Esperance Sun 6 Pakenham Cup, Benalla, Armidale, Albury, Clare, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Bunbury, Alice Springs Mon 7 Swan Hill, Coffs Harbour, Bathurst, Geraldton Tue 8 Warrnambool, Cessnock, Townsville Wed 9 Betfair Park Sandown, Canterbury Park, Strathalbyn, Eagle Farm, Ascot Thu 10 Ballarat, Hawkesbury, Rockhampton, Pinjarra Fri 11 Stawell, Cosford, Queanbeyan, Ipswich, Albany Sat 12 Flemington – Australian Cup, Echuca, Royal Randwick Guineas, Kembla Grange, Armidale, Morphettville Parks, Doomben, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Ascot, Mingenew, Norseman, Darwin Sun 13 Stony Creek Cup, Echuca Cup, Canberra – Black Opal Stakes, Corowa Cup, Naracoorte, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Bunbury, Alice Springs Mon 14 Moonee Valley, Murwillumbah, Narromine, Morphettville – Adelaide Cup Tue 15 Hamilton, Port Macquarie, Mackay, Cheltenham Festival day one (UK) Wed 16 Bendigo, Royal Randwick, Gawler, Doomben, York

Thu 17 Sale, Newcastle Newmarket, Sunshine Coast, Bunbury Cup Fri 18 Moonee Valley – Alister Clark Stakes, Werribee Cup, Canterbury Park, Muswellbrook, Nowra, Ipswich, Geraldton Sat 19 Caulfield, Geelong, Rosehill Gardens – Coolmore Classic, Newcastle, Broken Hill, Morphettville, Eagle Farm, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Ascot – Karrakatta Plate, Kalgoorlie, Darwin Sun 20 Yarra Valley Cup, Tatura Cup, Kembla Grange, Grafton, Port Lincoln, Sunshine Coast, Devonport, Mt Barker, Alice Springs Mon 21 Terang, Armidale Cup, Cowra Tue 22 Seymour, Taree, Townsville Wed 23 Betfair Park Sandown, Warwick Farm, Murray Bridge, Eagle Farm, Ascot Thu 24 Bendigo, Wyong, Albury, Mt Gambier, Rockhampton, Pinjarra Fri 25 Moonee Valley – William Reid Stakes, Geelong Synthetic, Tamworth, Albury Cup, Ipswich Sat 26 Caulfield, Colac, Rosehill Gardens Guineas, Newcastle, Wellington, Morphettville – Adelaide Guineas, Doomben, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Ascot – WA Derby, Pingrup, Alice Springs, Dubai World Cup Night Sun 27 Cranbourne, NMIT Kyneton Park , Warwick Farm, Wellington Boot, Gawler, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Geraldton Cup Mon 28 Ararat, Kempsey, Goulburn Tue 29 Moe, Scone, Townsville, Kalgoorlie Wed 30 Betfair Park Sandown, Royal Randwick , Balaklava, Doomben, Bunbury Thu 31 Seymour, Hawkesbury, Toowoomba Cup, Albany, Launceston

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April Fri 1 Mornington, Grafton, Canberra, Ipswich Sat 2 Caulfield, Werribee, Rosehill Gardens – Golden Slipper, Kembla Grange , Taree, Oakbank, Eagle Farm, Gold Coast, Rockhampton, Toowoomba, Ascot – WA Oaks, Alice Springs Sun 3 Ballarat, Mildura, Muswellbrook, Gundagai, Naracoorte, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Pinjarra Cup, Darwin, Mon 4 Warrnambool, Lismore Tue 5 Kilmore, Gosford, Mackay Wed 6 Betfair Park Sandown, Dubbo, Strathalbyn, Eagle Farm, Ascot Thu 7 Sale , Wyong, Rockhampton, Bunbury Fri 8 Geelong Synthetic, Canterbury Park, Ballina, Wagga Wagga, Ipswich, Geraldton Sat 9 Caulfield, Bendigo, Royal Randwick – AJC Derby, Newcastle, Morphettville Parks – SA Fillies Classic, Doomben, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Ascot, Kalgoorlie, Alice Springs Sun 10 Cranbourne, Wangaratta Cup, Nowra, Orange Cup, Port Lincoln, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Narrogin, Darwin Mon 11 Ararat, Armidale Tue 12 Seymour, Taree, Townsville Wed 13 Betfair Park Sandown, Canterbury Park, Balaklava, Eagle Farm, Ascot Thu 14 Ballarat, Hawkesbury, Sunshine Coast, Launceston, Albany Fri 15 Geelong Synthetic, Scone, Canberra, Ipswich Sat 16 Flemington, Hamilton, Royal Randwick – Doncaster Hcp, Kembla Grange, Morphettville – Port Adelaide Guineas, Doomben, Gold Coast, Mackay, Toowoomba, Ascot, Yalgoo, Alice Springs Sun 17 Cranbourne , Hamilton Cup, Gosford Guineas, Wagga Wagga, Bordertown, Sunshine Coast, Pinjarra Classic Mon 18 Kilmore, Grafton, Narromine Tue 19 Benalla, Port Macquarie, Townsville Wed 20 Betfair Park Sandown, Canterbury Park, Gawler, Doomben, Geraldton Thu 21 Ballarat, Newcastle, Rockhampton, Northam, Launceston Fri 22 Good Friday Sat 23 Caulfield – Easter Cup, Kerang, Royal Randwick – Sydney Cup, Kembla Grange, Oakbank – Von Doussa Steeple, Eagle Farm – BRC Members Hcp, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Ascot, Dongara, Alice Springs

Sun 24 Stawell Cup, Mornington, Tamworth Cup, Queanbeyan, Clare, Sunshine Coast, Devonport, Albany, QEII Cup, Champions Mile (HK) Mon 25 Flemington – Anzac Day, Moe, Royal Randwick , Gosford, Bathurst, Oakbank – Great Eastern Steeple, Eagle Farm, Kalgoorlie, Darwin Tue 26 Bendigo, Canberra, Penola Cup, Mackay, Pinjarra, Penola Cup Wed 27 Cranbourne, Canterbury Park, Strathalbyn, Toowoomba, Ascot

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Thu 28 Ballarat, Wyong, Rockhampton, York Fri 29 Geelong Synthetic, Muswellbrook, Grafton, Ipswich Sat 30 Caulfield, Tatura, Hawkesbury Guineas, Newcastle, Morphettville , Eagle Farm, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Ascot, Mt Magnet, Alice Springs, 2000 Guineas (UK) May Sun 1

 etfair Park Sandown, Sapphire Coast, Mudgee, B Port Augusta, Sunshine Coast , Hobart, Northam, 1000 Guineas (UK) Mon 2 Werribee, Quirindi, Ballina, Ipswich, Alice Springs Cup Tue 3 Warrnambool – Brierly Steeple, Kembla Grange, Townsville, Wed 4 Warrnambool – Galleywood Hurdle, Canterbury Park, Murray Bridge, Eagle Farm, Pinjarra Thu 5 Warrnambool – Grand Annual Steeple, Gosford, Wagga Wagga – Town Plate, Morphettville Parks, Rockhampton, Launceston, Albany Fri 6 Bendigo, Wagga Wagga Gold Cup, Taree, Sunshine Coast Cushion Sat 7 Flemington, Wangaratta, Canterbury Park, Newcastle, Morphettville – SA Derby, Gold Coast – Prime Minister’s Cup, Ipswich , Mackay, Toowoomba, Belmont, Leinster, Pine Creek Sun 8 Geelong, Sale, Gunnedah Cup, Murwillumbah, Penola – Millicent Cup, Sunshine Coast, Devonport, Kalgoorlie, Darwin Mon 9 Seymour, Dubbo

Tue 10 Mornington, Goulburn, Townsville Wed 11 Betfair Park Sandown, Royal Randwick, Gawler, Sunshine Coast, Belmont Thu 12 Ballarat, Hawkesbury, Kempsey Cup, Gold Coast, Northam Fri 13 Geelong, Scone Cup, Canberra, Ipswich Sat 14 Caulfield, Horsham, Scone Guineas, Kembla Grange, Morphettville Parks, Doomben – BTC Cup, Gold Coast, Rockhampton, Toowoomba, Belmont, Carnarvon, Darwin, Tennant Creek Sun 15 Cranbourne, Horsham, Warwick Farm, Queanbeyan Cup, Strathalbyn, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Kalgoorlie, Singapore Cup, Krisflyer Sprint (Karanji, Singapore), French 2000 Guineas, French 1000 Guineas Mon 16 Echuca, Albury, Coffs Harbour Tue 17 Moe, Tamworth, Mackay Wed 18 Betfair Park Sandown, Canterbury Park, Balaklava, Sunshine Coast, Belmont Thu 19 Bendigo, Grafton, Toowoomba, Launceston, Pinjarra Fri 20 Geelong, Wyong, Canberra, Ipswich Sat 21 Flemington, Mildura, Rosehill Gardens, Kembla Grange, Morphettville, Doomben Cup, Gold Coast, Rockhampton, Toowoomba, Belmont, Port Hedland, Katherine, Irish 2000 Guineas, Preakness (USA) Sun 22 Mornington – Great Southern Steeple, Mildura Cup, Cessnock, Bathurst Cup, Mt Gambier, Sunshine Coast, Kalgoorlie, Alice Springs, Irish 1000 Guineas Mon 23 Wangaratta, Armidale, Port Macquarie Tue 24 NMIT Kyneton Park, Royal Randwick, Townsville Wed 25 Betfair Park Sandown, Canterbury Park, Morphettville Parks, Gold Coast, Belmont Thu 26 Sale, Gosford, Rockhampton, Launceston – St Leger, Northam Fri 27 Geelong, Casino, Wagga Wagga, Sunshine Coast, Sat 28 Caulfield , Seymour, Royal Randwick, Newcastle, Morphettville, Doomben – 10,000, Gold Coast, Mackay Amateurs Cup, Toowoomba, Belmont, Carnarvon, Darwin Sun 29 Cranbourne, Casterton Cup, Taree, Nowra Cup, Sunshine Coast Cushion, Devonport, Kalgoorlie, Port Headland, Prix du Jockey-Club Mon 30 Ararat, Muswellbrook Tue 31 Benalla, Dubbo, Townsville,

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Women in RACING Magazine Summer/Autumn 2011 Issue 8  
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