March 17, 2016
Rosehill Gardens’ premier race day of the year, Longines Golden Slipper Day will see one juvenile race into the history books as the 60th winner of the Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper this Saturday.
Saturday is the last opportunity for racegoers to secure their ‘Golden Ticket’ which will allow general admission access to Longines Golden Slipper Day, as well as the remaining four days of the Sydney Autumn Carnival.
Accompany Longines Golden Slipper Day Ambassador Rachel Griffiths on the free train services across the Sydney Metropolitan network for a fuss-free trip to the track. Direct trains will run from Central and Strathfield Stations.
Upon entry to the race course, support the Dress For Success Foundation via the annual Pin & Win promotion for the chance to win a Longines DolceVita Timepiece valued at over $4,000. Simply purchase a Longines Golden Slipper Day pin and scan the barcode on the back of the package.
Fashion forward guests are encouraged to dress in their race day finest and be part of ‘Fashion at the Races’, an Instagram competition presented by Myer, Vogue Australia and GQ with a prize pool of $5,000 in Myer shopping sprees.
Registrations for ‘Fashion at the Races’ will take place outside the JR Fleming Stand. Entrants will have their photo taken to be uploaded to their Instagram account using #theraces hashtag with the winner being decided by one of Australia’s most influential editors, Vogue Australia Editor-in-Chief Edwina McCann.
The final presentation to announce the day’s best dressed, the Longines Prize for Elegance, will be judged based on elegance as an attitude, use of colour and material that demonstrates a strong understanding of design, keen eye for detail and style to stand the test of time.
On the track, ten black type races, including five at Group 1 level, will feature on the card with the Group 3 $125,000 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap added to the fixture following the abandonment of Wednesday’s race day due to bad weather.
However all eyes will be on Gai Waterhouse-trained Kiss and Make Up ($9.50 TAB Fixed Odds) in the richest race for two-year-olds, where if successful, owner John Singleton has promised to ‘shout the public bar’ to a complimentary drink in celebration.
Australian Turf Club Members will be treated to a free beverage regardless of who wins the big race, with the Club crediting $20 to each Member that attends on the day.
Waterhouse will be aiming for a record breaking seventh Longines Golden Slipper win, however could be upstaged by Victorian stablemates Extreme Choice ($2.80 TAB Fixed Odds) and Flying Artie for Mick Price ($5.00 TAB Fixed Odds), who sit on the first two lines of betting.
Newest sponsor to the Australian Turf Club family, China Horse Club will partner with the Weight-For-Age Group 1 $1m China Horse Club George Ryder Stakes.
Despite seven Group 1 winners from eight entrants in the field, punters have found it hard to look past Chris Waller’s Winx who has opened as the short priced $1.60 TAB Fixed Odds favourite. The mare will be looking for her eighth consecutive win this start.
Competition will come from Press Statement, also from Waller Racing who showed resilience in his second place run in the Girvan Waugh Randwick Guineas.
Public gates will open at 11.00am with the first race at 12.40pm.
Rosehill Gardens has free high-capacity WiFi across the racecourse precinct.
Direct trains to Rosehill Gardens will run from Central and Strathfield Stations with all trains free to the venue.
There is free public parking off James Ruse Drive as well as free parking in the infield from the Unwin Road entrance.
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