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Nine Unmissable Highlights On Fujitsu General George Main Stakes Day

September 14, 2022

The Sydney Everest Carnival gets underway at Royal Randwick on Saturday for Fujitsu General George Main Stakes Day.

Here are nine things you don’t want to miss when you’re at trackside. Gates open at 10.30am for members and 10.45am for all other guests with race 1 at 11.40am.

Don’t forget to wear a splash of red on the day and head to the Theatre of the Horse for the After the Last performance from Sneaky Sound System.

1. Enter the Spring Fashion Stakes – 7am to 2pm

Step up and step out in your raceday best and enter the Spring Fashion Stakes in with a chance to win a share of $30,000 in cash and prizes. Simply snap a portrait photo of your raceday outfit that showcases everything from shoes to headwear and accessories. Upload your photo via the entry form which is open 7am – 2pm on raceday. Keep an eye on our social channels, or the big screen if you’re on course for the ‘Winners’ announcement. We have three categories featuring ‘Best Dressed Female’, ‘Best Dressed Male, and the new ‘Show Stopper’ category.

Our resident make-up guru and Sydney’s go-to hair and makeup guru, Michael Brown shares his three top tips to have you looking your best this Sydney Everest Carnival, while ATC’s stylist-in-chief Donny Gallela’ shares his top five trackside styling tips for opening day.

2. Grab a TAB Everest Trophy opportunity 

Have your photo snapped with the TAB Everest trophy outside the Queen Elizabeth II Grandstand near the Theatre of The Horse. This iconic masterpiece has been designed by Nic Cerrone and his team who partnered with Racing NSW to create this beautiful trophy worth $600k! The base has been crafted to replicate the actual Everest mountain, while the race horse comprises of approx. 550ct of black diamonds, 32 ct of white diamonds and two rubies for eyes. The $15 million TAB Everest, the world’s richest race on turf, is run at Royal Randwick on 15 October.

3. Pick up a commemorative raceday book

The raceday book for Saturday will commemorate Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II who recently passed.  She had a deep love for the thoroughbred and horse racing, and granted Royal Randwick as one of only two racecourses in the world to bear the Royal title. The Queen made three visits to Royal Randwick which were in 1954, 1970 and 1992. Find out more about her visits here.

 4. Glam up at the Glam House

Step inside The Glam House, a precinct to ensure you look your best all day long! With hair and make up artists on hand for quick touch ups, a perfume parlour for a refresh, fashion illustrators ready to sketch your raceday look and race day essentials. Find out more here. 

5. Spectate a clash of big names in the feature race of the day – 3.15pm

The $1 million Group 1 Fujitsu General George Main Stakes is shaping as one of the races of the Sydney Everest Carnival. There is no shortage of stars lining up in the race with multiple Group 1 winner and star 4YO Anamoe from Godolphin favourite ahead of Zaaki in the 1600m race set to jump at 3.15pm. Chris Waller has won the race eight times in the last 10 editions and will line-up Fangirl and Hinged in the race. Mighty mare Winx won the race won three times. Study the form on our downloadable racebook or here.

6. Watch the return of Nature Strip – 3.55pm

After conquering Royal Ascot, champion sprinter Nature Strip will have his first-run back ahead of defending his TAB Everest crown on 15 October. The 7YO will be the horse to beat in the Bowermans Shorts (1100m) which is shaping as a prelude to the TAB Everest with Eduardo, Mazu, Lost And Running, Classique Legend and Masked Crusader all in the race set to jump at 3.55pm.

 7. Check out the world-class WINX Stand

The impressive WINX Stand named after the legendary mare is open to all racegoers to enjoy.  The ground floor will feature DJ and food outlets which opens up on to the Leger lawn to get close to the racing action. Upstairs in The Gallery North Room will feature a sports bar with bespoke food offering and betting activation. While The Gallery South has DJs with cocktails and tapas. The open terrace is also home to the Happy Clapper Bar which has one of the best views on track. Watch here. 

8. Indulge in raceday fare

We’ve enhanced 24 food & beverage outlets leading into Spring. Members can head to the Carbine Café to find boutique finger sandwiches including the iconic crab, house-made signature desserts and fine coffee. The Epsom Cheese and Wine Bar by Petaluma provides shared platters and artisan cheese and salumi from predominantly New South Wales producers. The Doncaster Room will be the home of a new tapas style menu with online ordering facility. The adjacent Kensington Room will offer a twist on the much-loved pie and mash combination. Oaks Café will serve market fresh seafood cooked to order including the popular Furphy beer battered fish and fat chips.

On the members’ lawn a new American-style smokehouse will serve slow-cooked beef brisket and signature burgers. Also check out the divine handmade Espresso Martini from the iconic Mr Black Airstream Van, or Lobster & Co’s iconic Lobster Roll served with a glass of Champagne and Truffle Parmesan Fries.

9. Dance to the beats of Sneaky Sound System – 5.25pm

The multi-ARIA Music Award nominated dance group Sneaky Sound System will guarantee an epic end to the raceday by playing a succession of their classic tracks in the iconic Theatre of The Horse immediately after the last race. Dance along to some of their greatest hits including UFO, Pictures and I Love It. Check out our Sydney Everest Carnival music line-up here.

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