October 8, 2015
The style day of the Sydney Spring Carnival – Moët & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes Day at Royal Randwick this Saturday – will combine Group 1 racing with the best fashion, celebrity and frivolity that this stylish harbour city has to offer, promising another glorious day at the races.
Sydney’s five-time premiership winning trainer Chris Waller will be out to continue his hot streak on the track with Vanbrugh ($1.80 TAB Fixed Odds) in the $500,000 Group 1 Moët & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes.
The on-track form of the Moët & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes has been matched by the off-track atmosphere on a day that Sydney’s social set have embraced since its repositioning three years ago.
All general admission tickets booked at www.theraces.com.au before midday on Friday will receive a complimentary flute of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial valued at $25 on arrival.
Myer Fashions on the Field with a $75,000 prize pool and the chance to win a Moët & Chandon luxury experience in France, headlines a host of off-track activities.
Registration for Myer Fashions on the Field, to be staged on the Octagonal Lawn, runs from 11am to 1pm, with judging commencing at 12.30pm. The overall winner will qualify for the national final at Flemington on Oaks Day.
The Clinique Lounge will be in full swing for free makeup touch-ups as well as the Smooth FM Relaxation Station on the spacious Octagonal Lawn.
A bonus offer from Moët & Chandon will see any patron on course who buys a Moët & Chandon product go into a special draw for one runner in the Moët & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes.
Ten patrons will draw a horse’s name, and if that horse wins the Moët & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes, the person wins two return flights, accommodation and an exclusive Maison Tour experience in France.
Australian Turf Club Chief Operating Officer Tony Partridge said Royal Randwick was excited to host another spectacular weekend of Spring racing.
“The brilliant day we had last Saturday really set the scene for four fantastic weeks of fun and racing at Royal Randwick,’’ Mr Partridge said.
“Moët & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes Day is the day on the Spring calendar that Sydneysiders have embraced for its alluring sophistication, fashion and celebrity.
“Sydney’s social set will be out in force at Royal Randwick on Saturday for the most glamorous day of the Spring.’’
The Moët & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes is the second leg of the popular TAB Quaddie this Saturday, which carries a $100,000 jackpot into the pool.
The race has a history of providing super form pointers to more Spring and Autumn majors, including in the past three years a dual between Complacent and Criterion, and victory in 2013 for It’s A Dundeel.
Criterion and It’s A Dundeel both went on to win Sydney’s richest race at the first two runnings of The Championships, the $4 million Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
The third leg of the TAB Quaddie – the Group 3 $125,000 McGrath Estate Agents Angst Stakes – brings together a big field of 15 mares, headed in TAB.com.au markets by the Ron Quinton trained Peeping ($4 TAB Fixed Odds), ridden by his latest star protégé Sam Clipperton.
Royal Randwick offers free high-capacity WiFi across the racecourse precinct and free parking.
Buses run from Eddy Avenue direct to the course, with return services later in the day, whilst free buses run from the Alison Rd bays 3 and 4 to The Star.
For all ticketing, hospitality, racing and general information go to www.theraces.com.au
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