Get ready to gallop into Aquis Park Gold Coast Turf Club’s own Cox Plate, featuring live on-track racing action as well as a live broadcast of the Cox Plate on the big screen.
Aquis Park’s Cox Plate entertainment package will be held in the Canary Bar, offering guests a grazing menu and beverage package, the same package that sold out at the Gold Coast Cup. In addition to this, Gelato Messinahave partnered as the official dessert sponsor for attendees to enjoy.
After a sell-out event last year, the Gold Coast Turf Club’s annual Derby Day is back for 2018. This event is known as the day of beautiful, bold, blacks and whites that set the scene of the Spring Racing Carnival fashion.
Aquis Park Gold Coast Turf Club’s Spring Racing Carnival’s closing event, the Melbourne Cup, is set to take the Gold Coast by storm. Packed with live races during the day, plus the one and only Melbourne Cup broadcasted on big screens across the course, the Gold Coast Turf Club will host an authentic race day experience.
From reserved seating on tables of 10 in The Dome and the Board Room, to cocktail style seating, a grazing menu and live entertainment in the Event Centre, there’s something for everyone.
Be part of the hottest new millinery market in town and join Treasury Brisbane for the Spring Millinery Market Fling on Saturday 6 October from 2:30pm to 4:00pm.
Sip the afternoon away with cocktails and enjoy styling and fashion advice from Treasury Brisbane Fashion Ambassador Christie Sutherland while you explore the latest millinery and fashion looks ahead of the spring racing season.
See some of the biggest names in Brisbane millinery, Marylin Van Den Berg, Meredith McMaster, Ascot Hats, Elizabeth Bardon, Wendy Louise Designs, Christine Barker, Jolie Boutique and Crazy teapot to name a few, showcasing their handcrafted designs and a fashion installation of the Spring racing fashion trends from QueensPlaza, Wintergarden and Myer Centre, you won’t want to miss out on Treasury Brisbane’s Spring Millinery Market Fling!
Art that celebrates the excitement and drama of the racing industry. These oil paintings and charcoal drawings capture the great racing wins throughout the world.
“I have always been fascinated by horses. Growing up in the country both in the Yorkshire Dales, UK and near Cooma near the Snowy Mountains, riding was a natural pastime for a kid to gravitate to.
After leaving school and attending art school in Sydney I lost touch with horses for a while but I did develop my drawing skills by spending each and every day in the life drawing studio.
Some years back in the UK I viewed G.W Stubbs painting of Whistlejacket and decided on the spot that I wanted to become an equine artist. This seemed to be such an authentic choice of subject matter for me and constituted a real homecoming where I was being true to myself.
I have always been interested in the possibilities of light and shadow in defining form but lately I have been interested in the concept of tenebrism, where darkness becomes a dominant feature contrasted with a dramatic illumination of form. Charcoal is an excellent medium to explore this.
Drawing and painting horses has become my obsession and has developed into a worldwide following. My work is now in private collections in the UK, USA, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand and throughout Australia.”
The 25th of February this year is the last Sunday of summer and for many people this has become an annual date for families and friends who enjoy the great outdoors and racing at its most relaxed. Only 90 minutes from Melbourne amongst rolling hills and brilliant sunshine an undulating track awaits you, dotted with willow trees and gums that provide a magnificent country setting echoing times past, however with plenty of modern creature comforts too! Amongst the beautiful foothills of the Victorian high country at the yearly St Pats Yea race meeting you will find a full restaurant service that reflects the high standards of many fine dining establishments and vineyards in the area. As well as being fully air conditioned with a wonderful wine list that is characteristic of the region you also have the opportunity to eat inside or out on the balcony, in great atmosphere.
At just $40.00 per person why not try the clubhouse luncheon….
3 courses including:
Grazing platters of homemade dips, cured meats, local trout and home baked crusty bread.
Main course served from the buffet after the first race until 3.30pm
Slow roasted beef & Pork
Selection seasonal salads
Home baked bread & rolls
Selection petite pieced pastries
Fresh fruit platters and cheeses
Freshly brewed tea & coffee
In addition to the dining in the clubhouse you can also arrange a marquee or table under the trees or a large umbrella. With plenty of delicious catering options provided for you at the Yea St Pats annual Cup meeting why not choose from some of these below:
Caramelized onion, sweet potato and fetta tarts with homemade pastry, $30.00 per platter- will do 10 people.
Antipasta Platter – Olives, marinated vegetables, dips, cheese, cured meats with homemade herb bread and crisps. Once again for 10 people $100.00 per platter.
Assortment of mini cakes and slices – for 10 again $60.00 per platter.
All Platters must be ordered before race day- we can also supply glasses, tablecloths and tubs for drinks too.
For all dining bookings or catering requests at the annual Yea St Pats races, phone Marilyn on 5797 3233 or email: email@example.com.
The annual Yea St Pats Cup meeting is a non for profit race day that fully supports the local community and surrounding district with ongoing donations to charitable causes in the region including the Yea Men’s Shed and the local football and netball clubs. Great racing and a great day out is part of the way the local community members of Yea celebrate and are very keen to welcome you, your family and friends to enjoy the last Sunday of summer in the foothills of the Victorian High Country at the annual Yea St Pats Cup day race meeting.
The increase in Black Type races and prizemoney over the past 5 years has highlighted the ongoing commitment of the Australian Thoroughbred industry in improving the national quality of racing.
Racing Australia Chair, Frances Nelson QC, said that, between 2011/12 and 2016/17, the number of Group and Listed races across Australia grew from 575 to 592, while prizemoney for these races increased by $36.5M to $161.7M last year.
“While Black Type races represent just 3% of total races run across the nation in 2016/17, they are the pinnacle events of Australian racing and showcase the quality of our Thoroughbred industry to the world,” Ms Nelson said.
Ms Nelson, who also chairs the Australian Pattern & Development Committee, paid tribute to its past and present members for their efforts in developing and maintaining the high standard of Australian racing.
“The Australian Pattern & Development Committee brings together representatives from across the racing industry to focus on improving and protecting the integrity of Australia’s national racing Pattern,” Ms Nelson stated.
“This year the Board of Racing Australia introduced reforms to strengthen the Committee and refresh its membership.
The Australian Pattern & Development Committee comprises three directors of Racing Australia – Greg Nichols, Russell Balding & myself.
We are ably assisted by Greg Carpenter, who brings extensive international experience, as a representative of the Australian Classifications Committee in addition to industry representatives – Vin Cox, Jon Freyer, Adrian Hancock, Oliver Tait and Sam Hayes.”
Reporting to the Board, the Committee is charged to:
* Assist the provision of a coordinated program of quality races in each age, sex and distance category within each State and Territory through:
* Considering races for possible inclusion, upgrade or downgrade in the pattern;
* Assessing the pattern to ensure adequate opportunities exist in each category and to maintain the agreed level of quality; and
* Reviewing the procedures used, including criteria and working guidelines.
* Minimising any variance between the effective operation of a national racing industry and Racing Australia’s international commitments to the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities through the International Grading & Race Planning Advisory Committee (IRPAC), and to the Asian Racing Federation (ARF).
“The reforms also included amending the Committee’s title to ensure that, in addition to its work assessing races for upgrades and downgrades, it also looks to further develop the Pattern when opportunities arise.
Continued maintenance of quality in national racing through the efforts of the Australian Pattern & Development Committee not only provides benefits for industry participants and punters, but is also important in maintaining Australia’s international standing.
Racing is a global sport and Racing Australia is keen to continue the tradition of Australian racehorses not only competing overseas, but of international horses also attending our carnivals.
The maintenance of our Pattern assists this by ensuring the quality of our racing is consistent with international standards,” Ms Nelson concluded.
IMAGE: Raiment will be targeted at black type races during the autumn Image: Bradley Photographers
To kick off the Fashion at The Races 2017/18 Season, there was no better way to celebrate than with a beautiful champagne breakfast at South Australia’s home of racing, Morphettville Racecourse.
Some of Adelaide’s most influential media and fashion identities, as well as this year’s Channel 7 Ambassadors gathered to celebrate the start of a new season of Fashion at The Races, hearing about the exciting sponsors, prizes and events coming up for the year.
Hosted by Fashion at The Races Ambassador and Channel 7 Presenter Gertie Spurling, the event feaured a Q&A with the 2016/17 Competition Winner Abby Von Duve, Channel 7 Presenter Belinda Sloane, and plenty of Spring Carnival style tips from Westfield Senior Stylist Lauren Dilena.
An event celebrating The Races wouldn’t be complete without one of our four-legged friends, and it couldn’t get better than an appearance from the famous Choccy Chocolate who all of the guests were very excited to meet.
With a beautiful breakfast from Indulgence Catering, coffee from Mischief Brew, and of course some bubbles from Hentley Farm, it was the perfect way to kick off Fashion at The Races 17/18.
Upcoming events are as follows:
Friday 1 December – Mount Gambier Gold Cup [relocated from May 2018]