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October 23, 2020

The Australian Turf Club (ATC) today announced TV personality, singer and former Miss World Australia (2013), Erin Holland as the official ambassador of Golden Eagle Day, featuring the $7.5 million Iron Jack Golden Eagle (1500m) held at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday 31 October.

The popular personality is a familiar face to Western Sydney and has been a lover of horses from a young age. She brings her passion for racing and fashion to the highly anticipated Golden Eagle Day, which returns for its second running, following an exceptionally successful debut in 2019.

A classically trained soprano singer, Golden Eagle Day Ambassador Erin Holland will perform the national anthem before the feature race, the Iron Jack Golden Eagle, and form part of the judging panel alongside Everest Carnival Ambassador Samantha Armytage and lifestyle fashion journalist Elle Halliwell for this year’s digital Spring Fashion Stakes competition where fashion savvy women and men have the chance to win cash and an array of exciting prizes by uploading a picture in their fabulous raceday outfit to theraces.com.au.

With fashion at the forefront of Golden Eagle Day, the ATC has partnered with Fabrics of Multicultural Australia (FOMA) – a sustainable platform which acknowledges the origins of Australian fashion whilst celebrating the impact that decades of migration has had on it.

All fashion designers involved with FOMA hail from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal, Nigerian, Afghanistan and Jordanian and will for the first time present a unique spring racewear inspired runway show to celebrate diversity in The Grand Pavilion, where Erin will be based for the afternoon.

As a seasoned racegoer, Erin is well versed in how best to dress for a day at the races encouraging racegoers to add a touch of gold to their raceday look.

“I am honoured to be representing the ATC on Golden Eagle Day and look forward to being trackside, surrounded by elite horses, world-class hospitality and inspiring fashion.

“I can’t wait to take in the exciting new FOMA spring runway show and see a splash of gold incorporated into racegoers looks.” says Holland.
Racegoers can purchase a ticket to the FOMA runway show trackside event, which features a 3-course sit down lunch curated by Rosehill Gardens Executive Chef, Gerry Maher, beverages and stunning trackside views.

Corina Black, ATC Executive General Manager of Commercial, is thrilled to welcome Erin Holland to the ATC for Western Sydney’s biggest raceday and social event of the spring.

“With a passion for entertainment, sport and style combined, crowning Erin Holland as the official Golden Eagle Day Ambassador is also an exciting moment for The Australian Turf Club. We’re confident she will do a fantastic job in helping us celebrate and elevate the day at Rosehill Gardens.”

“I’m also incredibly proud to have partnered with the Fabrics of Multicultural Australia to support local and diverse fashion designers and models and provide racegoers with a showcase of unique and sustainable spring racing style, celebrating diversity.”

For more information on the 2020 Everest Carnival visit theraces.com.au

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