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TRQ The Races Quarterly South Australia AUTUMN 2012

EXPERIENCE AUTUMN RACING Adelaide Casino Adelaide Cup


Latest fashion

Fashion at the races

Race to the finish

Tastes of the Clare valley



12 4 NEWS FROM THE RACES All the latest gossip 10 Bringing country

style back to the track

12 Inside SA’s autumn Racing carnival Adelaide Casino Adelaide Cup Behind the scenes with SAJC Executive Chef Centrebet SA Derby Day 20 OAKbank easter racing All you need for your picnic basket 22 Down home in mount Gambier With Fashion at The Races Finalist Tahlia Gabrielli 24 tastes of the clare valley 26 social scene 32 Calendar of Events

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Race to the finish Fashion at The Races is drawing to a close this Autumn, but it’s not too late to get your hands on the keys to a Volkswagen Polo or a stylish new wardrobe thanks to Liza Emanuele! In recent months, South Australia’s inaugural statewide racing fashion competition has seen two more Finalists selected at race meetings across the state, with bright colours, feminine prints and statement headwear proving popular among the judges. With just two spots to be decided from seven participating race meetings before the inaugural Fashion at The Races Final on Centrebet SA Derby Day (May 5), now is your last chance to put your best outfit forward and enter to win the major prize. CLICK HERE for more information including a list of events, judging criteria, prizes and terms and conditions.

Pre-register If you think you have what it takes to become a Fashion at The Races Finalist, don’t waste time fussing about with formalities on race day. Preregister for the last two automatic qualifying events on Oakbank Easter Monday (April 9) and Centrebet SA Derby Day (May 5) – and save your energy for your outfit! CLICK HERE to register now.

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Sparkle in the

Diamond Lounge Rub shoulders with celebrities, VIPs and Fashion at The Races Finalists this Centrebet SA Derby Day (May 5) in the SAFM Diamond Lounge hosted by Hayley, Craig and Rabbit. $99 gets you entry to the racecourse, trackside views, cocktail food, DJ, and a platinum 5-hour beverage package. PLUS you’ll be close to the catwalk for your last chance to enter Fashion at The Races. CLICK HERE to book.

Stay with our Finalists

Fancy swapping fashion tips over breakfast with South Australia’s most stylish racegoers? Oaks Plaza Pier Glenelg will be hosting the Fashion at The Races Finalists for two nights while they’re in town to contest the Final at Centrebet SA Derby Day on May 5. With a 5% discount for TRQ readers, why not book a room and stay just five minutes by tram from Morphettville Racecourse? Secure your discount rate with Oaks HERE.

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Late Mail Luncheon attracts who’s who of racing Considered one of the hottest tickets during Spring Carnival in Melbourne and Perth, the Medallion Homes Late Mail Luncheon is coming to Adelaide. An intimate gathering of racing elite and special guests, SA’s first Late Mail Luncheon will be held on Friday, May 4 at the Intercontinental Adelaide to celebrate and preview Centrebet SA Derby Day (May 5), and will be followed by an Official After Party that evening. The Adelaide event will be attended by a host of legendary names including the trainers of Black Caviar, Mark Ricciuto, Anthony Cummings, Tony McEvoy, Leon Macdonald and Hall of Fame legend John Letts, as well as official Luncheon Ambassadors Olivia Nunn and Emily Kristina Santic (daughter of Tony Santic owner of Makybe Diva) and many more. Funds raised at all Late Mail Luncheon events across Australia help fund emergency cardiac intervention laboratories. Just 100 tickets are available to the general public. Tickets start from $440 including the lunch and hospitality. Bookings can be made via the event website or email

Tag Team scouts out and about Those who attended the King William Road Street Party in January may have noticed fashion scouts of a different kind. Wearing jockey silks and boots, The Races ‘Tag Team’ has been combing the streets of Adelaide in search of the city’s best dressed guys and gals, challenging them to translate their street style into racewear by entering Fashion at The Races. With only seven of the 26 participating race meetings remaining before the SA Fashion at The Races Final in May, the ‘Tag Team’ is ramping up its search this festival season at events around Adelaide. So don’t go anywhere looking drab! Remember that the lucky ones who are tagged can also tag themselves or their friends on Facebook. Visit

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Last time we caught up with Fashion at The Races Ambassador Kate Freebairn she was busy juggling media and MC duties at the Melbourne Cup Fashion at The Races event. Since then big things have happened. In January Kate married her long time beau Pete looking stunning in a custom Alexis George gown at a ceremony in Port Elliot. She also slotted in a well deserved break on her honeymoon in Thailand. Congratulations Kate and Pete!

Image courtesy of Shona Henderson

Wedding bells for fashionable belle


Melbourne Cup A touch of horse racing history has come to town with the Bay Discovery Centre showcasing the 1888 Melbourne Cup to coincide with the lead up to this year’s Adelaide Casino Adelaide Cup. On loan from the National Gallery of Australia, the Centennial Cup features three magnificent horses cast in silver weighing 800 grams, and mounted on a large silver plated base. The Bay Discovery Centre is only a short tram ride away from Morphettville, so head down to Glenelg to see this beautiful piece of horse racing history for yourself until Tuesday 13 March 2012. Autumn 2012



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Black Caviar

– will she, won’t she?!

When Black Caviar powered to her 19th straight victory on Lightning Stakes Day at Flemington (Feb 18), crowd numbers at the two-day carnival soared from a usual 13,000 to more than 22,000. Now rumours are spreading thick and fast that Australia’s modern day Phar Lap will run at Morphettville this Autumn before heading overseas during our Winter. We can’t confirm whether it’s true, but we can confirm that if it is, it will be bigger than Ben Hur! Watch this space.

Oakbank ant invasion Oakbank Ambassador Renae Hallinan at the 2012 Media Launch

What do ants and Oakbank racegoers have in common? They both love to crawl on picnic blankets! Around town this Autumn you’ll see the Oakbank Racing Club’s mascot Annie the Ant together with over 100 of her little brothers and sisters - a quirky reminder not to miss the world’s largest picnic race meeting on the Easter long weekend.



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Country makes a comeback


Dressing appropriately for the races really depends on what event you’re attending. Spring Carnival is all about the fascinators and suits, but at picnic race meetings in Autumn and Winter we’re all for mixing it up with casual, stylish separates. Straight off the runway, we’re loving this season’s preppy country looks - perfect for the race track, home or office.

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1. Mimco Chinoiserie Day Bag $374.25 2. Hunter Original gloss boot $169.00 3. Country Road Tuck Jersey Dress $129.00 4. Country Road Wide Brim Hat $59.95 5. David Lawrence Lux Coat $449.00 6. Seed Tribal Scarf $59.95 7. David Lawrence Ponti Dress $199.00 8. Mimco Imperial Bow Twist Choker $299.00 9. SABA Chester Flat $149.00 10. Mimco Tempest Wool Floppy Hat $99.95 11. R.M Williams Shirt $105.00 12. Country Road Soft Leather Glove $89.95 13. Country Road Contrast Keeper Belt $49.95 14. Oroton Signature-O Large Umbrella $65.00 15. Country Road Letitia Ballet $99.00 16. Sass & Bide Stand And Deliver Jacket $490.00 17. Witchery Cropped Pullover $109.95 18. Seed Zip Hem Drill Pant $99.95 19. Oroton Essentials Ankle Boots $99.00

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11.20am Check on the progress at the Fashions on the Field Registration desk. Will we find our State winner here today?

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AUTUMN Carnival

There’s nothing like a South Australian

AUTUMN racing CARNIVAL If you thought summer was the time to be out and about, think again.


he South Australian Autumn Racing Carnival has been overhauled in 2012 with more social events, more Group 1 races and more prize money. Never before have there been so many excuses in one season to dress up and play hard. Pick a race day to suit your taste.

Adelaide Casino Adelaide Cup Day Monday, March 12 • Biggest day of metropolitan racing in SA • Myer Fashions on the Field • $400,000 Adelaide Cup Schweppes Oaks Day Saturday, April 28 • All about the ladies • High fashion • Group 1 Sporting Bet Classic ($400,000); Group 1 Schweppes Australasian Oaks ($400,000) plus the Queen of the South (Group 2)

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Centrebet SA Derby Day Saturday, May 5 • • • •

Late Mail Luncheon Fashion at The Races Final $450,000 SA Derby Liza Emanuele racewear parade

Distinctive Homes Goodwood Day Saturday, May 12 • Three Group 3 races • $500,000 Group 1 Distinctive Homes Goodwood • Four Listed races with minimum stakes of $100,000.

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Adelaide Casino Adelaide Cup

Adelaide Casino Adelaide Cup

Adelaide racing’s day of days

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delaide’s premier day of racing is right around the corner. With over $400,000 prize money on offer, the Adelaide Casino Adelaide Cup is the pipe opener to South Australia’s all new Autumn Carnival. Get amongst the glitz and glamour of the Myer Fashion on the Field, freshen up your hair and make up in the Powder Room or enjoy one of many corporate and social

marquees including the legendary Nova Stables - and make this public holiday one to remember. CLICK HERE for more information. Let Adelaide Hills TV jog your memory about what was in vogue at last year’s Adelaide Casino Adelaide Cup with these video highlights.

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South Australian Jockey Club’s Executive Chef Pepe Reyes.

Menu Entrée

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RaspBeRRy and WhiTe ChoColaTe Mousse with caramelised apple infused with calvados on coconut dacquoise

Cheese and Fruit

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Behind the scenes

served with chocolate

with South Australian Jockey Club’s Executive Chef Pepe Reyes


nyone who’s ever dined in a marquee on Adelaide Casino Adelaide Cup Day will have fond memories of the delicious food and flowing beverages. But have you ever considered what happens behind the scenes to ensure thousands of hungry racegoers can dine in style? We spoke with the South Australian Jockey Club’s Executive Chef Pepe Reyes to learn what’s involved in bringing together SAJC’s day of days.

What are you serving at this year’s Adelaide Casino Adelaide Cup? We are serving a five course menu on Adelaide Cup Day plus an assortment of dishes for the cocktail and buffet menus. This year we’re serving mainly chicken, seafood and beef dishes with lots of seasonal fruits and vegetables incorporated into sides, accompaniments and desserts. The cocktail and buffet menus include plenty of seafood including king prawns, oysters and smoked salmon, as well as a variety of antipasto and meats, local cheeses, artisan breads, fresh pastries and more.

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What does Adelaide Cup day entail for you and your kitchen staff?

You cook to set menus at work, but what do you like to make at home?

Adelaide Cup Day and Melbourne Cup Day are our two biggest days of the year in the kitchen. For the Adelaide Cup food preparation generally starts a full week before.

Anything I can find in the fridge! But I always use fresh, local produce – anything from the market like spinach, mushrooms, broccolini. When it comes to spices I stick to cumin, pepper and salt. That’s it. I don’t believe in messing around with food.

On the day we have around 110 staff working in the kitchen so it’s a really big job to organise it. The day before we come in to make sure everything is ready and then on Cup Day the first brigade arrives at 4am. By 10am the whole team is here. Everything is cooked fresh on the day. And then we have to clean up! So you’re usually in need of a holiday after the Adelaide Cup? I can’t take a holiday yet! We have a lot of big events coming up through Autumn so I’m saving my holidays for June!

What are your favourite Autumn ingredients? We are so lucky in this country with seafood, and I’m Spanish so I love my seafood! It doesn’t matter what time of year, I love serving prawns and oysters or anything that’s freshly caught. People also don’t appreciate the meat in Australia. We are the luckiest people in the world with the quality of meat available. I love cooking with beef. Autumn 2012





ADELAIDE CUP MONDAY 12 MARCH 2012 Morphettville Racecourse (08) 8295 0199

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Crown jewel of the


Centrebet SA Derby Day, Saturday, May 5


oin us at the all-new Group 1 Centrebet SA Derby Day and you’ll understand why it’s the headline event of the South Australian Autumn Racing Carnival. Home to the $500,000 SA Derby and the Fashion at The Races Final, this year’s Derby Day will raise the bar on race day glamour.

There are activities for people of all ages and tastes – just remember the Derby Day tradition of black and white attire. Be one of the first to see Fashion at The Races event partner Liza Emanuele’s racewear collection on parade, and don’t miss your last chance to grab a piece of the fashion pie - a Fashion at The Races automatic qualifying heat will be held in the morning prior to the Final that afternoon, where you could take home a Volkswagen Polo.

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Oakbank Easter Races

Oakbank Easter Races W

e’re all familiar with the Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival. Two massive race days steeped in more than 130 years of tradition. 115,000plus guests passing through the gates. A relaxed, festive atmosphere over the Easter long weekend. But we can all agree the best thing about Oakbank Easter Racing is that it’s one of few racing carnivals where you can bring your own food and drinks! For the ultimate cooked breakfast and festive lunch, fill your picnic basket with these Oakbankready essentials.

event details Easter Saturday, April 7 Easter Monday, April 9 Gates open 7am, racing begins 11am. For information on hospitality packages and marquees and to book contact the Oakbank Racing Club on (08) 8388 4072 or visit

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Campers at the Oaks Hedge have become somewhat of an institution at the Oakbank Easter Races. If you’re already taking the BBQ and want to guarantee a trackside picnic spot, why not pack your tent as well?

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1. Barbeques Galore Weber Q 100 $289.00 2. Yalumba Wines 3. Outdoors on Parade Klop Game $79.95



4. Outdoors on Parade Travel Rug $59.95 5. Coopers Pale Ale Beer 6. Outdoors on Parade Directors Chair $79.95 7. Haigh’s Chocolates 8. Outdoors on Parade Sunny Beach Sounds $49.95

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Mount Gambier GOLD cup carnival

Down home

in Mount Gambier T hose familiar with the South East will know the Scott Group of Companies Mount Gambier Gold Cup is one of the region’s premier annual events.

event details

It is also the first automatic qualifying event for the 2012/2013 Fashion at The Races season. But for those who don’t often travel to this corner of the state, our 2011/2012 Fashion at The Races South East regional Finalist, Tahlia Gabrielli, is here to take you on a tour of her favourite home town haunts.

Scott Group of Companies Mount Gambier Gold Cup Carnival

Friday 18 May – Sunday 20 May Allan Scott Glenburnie Racecourse Early bird general admission $12pp Hospitality packages start from $60pp

Favourite place for coffee/cake in Mount Gambier and why?

Tahlia showing her winning ways at Mount Gambier Gold Cup last year

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The best coffee in Mount Gambier is definitely from Metro Bakery & Cafe. Metro has a large selection of cakes and pastries which are beautifully presented and taste just divine. In one word - YUM!

Favourite place to shop for a party dress and why? My favourite places to shop for party dresses in Mount Gambier are Mango’s Fashion Boutique, Redgum Country and also Holiday. All three shops stock a wide variety of brands and cater for all ages.

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Best pub meal or favourite place to go for a drink with friends and why? The Bellum is hands down the best pub meal in Mount Gambier. They do the best schnitzels and burgers in town and it’s great for a few drinks with friends. You will not be disappointed. And will not be leaving hungry, that is for sure!

Who does your hair/make up/nails before race day?

Best thing to do and/or best tourist activity an on a weekend in Mount Gambier and why? One must-see tourist attraction in Mount Gambier is the beautiful ‘Blue Lake’. It is a lovely walk around the Blue Lake and also the surrounding area. Another of my favourite things to do in the area is to go for a drive to the surrounding beach towns such as Carpenter Rocks, Port MacDonnell, Robe and Beachport.

My favourite salon in Mount Gambier is Vanity Make-Up Bar & Body Lounge. It is the best beauty salon in town. They offer a wide range of services such as make-up, nails, massage, facials, pedicures and much more. If you’re wanting to get anything like this done before race day, this is the place to come. They are always busy, especially on race day, so be sure to make an appointment to be pampered and look fabulous.

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Did you know the Clare Valley Racing Club also hosts a Farmers Market Race Day?


rom Victor Harbor to the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia is famous for its Farmers Markets where growers and producers come together to support primary industries and introduce locals to unique regional flavours. The Clare Valley is one of those places. Those who’ve already made plans to attend the popular Clare Easter Races on Saturday, April 7 will know to stop at local cellar doors and stock up for the season. But did you know the Clare Valley Racing Club also hosts a Farmers Market Race Day? On Sunday, March 11 there’ll be stalls full of local delicacies to tempt your

taste buds, as well as activities for the whole family including kids entertainment, Fashions on the Field and eight exciting races. Clare Farmers Market Race Day – Sunday, March 11 TRUenergy Clare Easter Races – Saturday, April 7 Click here to learn more about other Farmers Markets around South Australia.

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4 1. Kaisa Eisanen, Kendy Tuohy, Hannah Addicott and Lucy Turner. 2. Best Dressed Couple - Tom Rymill and Liz Cotton. 3. Sarah Black, Nicole Jacobs and Shyulee Cannon. 4. Simon and Kate Hastings. 5. Gavin Cragg, Evan Arnold and Mark Robertson. 6. Nadia Spargo and Claire Spargo. 7. Nigel Rudge, Tim Trussell and Craig Mulqueen. 8. Jill Lawrie and Clara Venuti. 9. Strathalbyn Fashion at The Races Finalist Rikki Lee Hull.

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Strathalbyn Cup

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8 1. Jarrod Kerber, Jed Villis and Jacob Ryan. 2. Janine Gwillim and Laura Hood. 3. Troy Young, Emma Young, Virginia Ross and Brendon Ross. 4. Georgia Nolen and Craig Gill. 5. Anna Russell, Cam Lane, Jemma Silvester and Lachie Robinson. 6. Bonnie Russell, Hannah Wandel and Jessica O’Reilly. 7. Angela Dunsford and Andrew Ridgway. 8. Carly Bleasby, Caity Dungey, Candy Obst and Steph Jarrett. 9. Bordertown Fashion at The Races Semi-Finalist Jen Marsh.

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5 1. Katie Lewis, Simone Kain and Susie Harris. 2. Amy Schapel, Nicole Reschke and Nicole Croser. 3. Alecia Braun, Felicia Carli and Bronwyn Hastings. 4. Heidi Allen, Nicole Clayfield. 5. Nick Gregovski, Chris Walsh and John Rymill. 6. Mark Rucciuto and Darren Allard. 7. Beck Patison and Jessica Webb. 8. Fadia Quigley and Gemma Schrapel. 9. Monique Kolega-Rooney and Christine Turvey. 10. David Cross and Jane Wellington.

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port lincoln cup

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2012 MARCH 2012


24 Streaky Bay Cup Streaky Bay Racing Club Saturday 24th March 2012

Adelaide Cup day South Australian Jockey Club Monday 12th March 2012


18 Kimba Cup day Kimba Racing Club (at Port Lincoln Racing Club) Sunday 18th March 2012 Penong Cup Penong Racing Club Saturday 31st March 2012

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APRIL 2012


Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival Oakbank Racing Club Saturday 7th April 2012 / Monday 9th April 2012

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Clare Easter Races Clare Valley Racing Club Saturday 7th April 2012

28 8 Penola Cup Fashion at The Races Limestone Coast Regional Final Penola Racing Club Sunday 8th April 2012

Oaks Day South Australian Jockey Club Saturday 28th April 2012 autumn 2011



MAY 2012 Goodwood Day South Australian Jockey Club Saturday 12th May 2012


South Australian Derby Day Fashion at The Races State Final South Australian Jockey Club Saturday 5th May 2012

12 Hawker Cup Hawker Racing Club Saturday 26th May 2012

Mount Gambier Cup Carnival Mount Gambier Racing Club Friday 18th and Sunday 20th May 2012


18/20 JULY 2012

JUNE 2012

Quorn Cup Quorn Racing Club Saturday 16th June 2012


Port Augusta Cup Port Augusta Racing Club Sunday 8th July 2012

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