October 6, 2016
The Sydney Spring Carnival’s glamorous day of racing, Moët & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes Day will be held at Royal Randwick this Saturday, 8 October.
Royal Randwick will bring the iconic Fashions on the Field into the future with the unveiling of The Fashion Chute where contestants will vie for the chance to win a prize pool of over $90,000 including a black BMW 220i Convertible valued at over $64,000.
Collaborating with genius creative director Tony Assness and renowned international fashion photographer Sonny Vandevelde, The Fashion Chute allows contestants to enter the competition with a photo moment that can also be shared via social media.
Race day ambassadors Georgia Fowler and Natalie Roser will join a judging panel of experts who will select the top six fashionistas and fashion-misters to parade their outfits on the main stage in front of the Queen Elizabeth II grandstand where the winner will be announced.
After a mouth-watering launch, The Mews by delicious. on the Octagonal Lawn is the spot for patrons to indulge in the finest Australian produce and gourmet delicacies. ATC Chefs will produce culinary delights showcasing providores from the four delicious. Produce Awards categories; earth, paddock, sea and dairy.
Located on the Leger Lawn, The Bucket List will bring the best of its iconic Bondi Beach venue to the track. Guests can listen to a line-up of Sydney’s hottest DJs throughout the afternoon while enjoying some of The Bucket List’s classic beachside eats prepared by Chef Tom Walton.
Headlining the racing program is the last Group 1 event of the Sydney Spring Carnival, the $500,000 Moët & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes which has an honour roll including Kingston Town (1979), Sir Dapper (1983) Tie The Knot (1997) and It’s A Dundeel (2012).
Yankee Rose ($2.60 TAB Fixed Odds) for David Vandyke will back-up after starting in the Group 1 Sydney Airport Flight Stakes. The three-year-old ran a gallant second after losing a fore plate during the race.
James Cummings-trained Prized Icon has opened on the second line of betting at $3.50 TAB Fixed Odds.
The Group 1 winner was held up for a clear run until the 250m in the Gloaming Stakes on 24 September, however travelled solidly through the late stages of the race to finish third.
Well-bred Exceed and Excel mare Extensible, trained by Peter and Paul Snowden has opened as the $3.80 TAB Fixed Odds favourite in the Group 3 $150,000 TAB Angst Stakes.
The five-year-old last up winner will step up in distance when she faces the starter in what will be a wide open race.
Dixie Blossoms ($4.00 TAB Fixed Odds) for Ron Quinton has drawn a wide barrier similar to that which she left from in the Group 2 Golden Pendant on 24 September. The mare will drop 1kg this week for the mile contest.
Proven on three occasions over the distance, Lady Le Fay for Waller Racing will be another strong competitor and has opened at $4.40 TAB Fixed Odds.
Racegoers will be able to enjoy all of the action on and off the track for an affordable price when pre-purchasing a Sydney Spring Carnival ticket bundle, which offers racegoers five general admission tickets for $50.
Valid pre-purchased event tickets and ATC Members include free return travel to Randwick Racecourse on train services as well as event shuttle buses that will run from Central and Bondi Junction stations.
Adult general admission tickets are available for $20.00 at ticketek.com.au.
Gates Open at 11.15am with the first race at 12.35pm.
For all ticketing, hospitality, racing and general information visit www.theATC.com.au.
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