FILLIES PUT DESIGNS ON A WIN
IT’S a big day of racing in Sydney and Melbourne today with the running of the $ 10 million TAB Everest at Randwick and the $ 2 million Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas.
More than 40,000 people are expected to gather at Royal Randwick to celebrate the inaugural Everest event.
Fun, flirty and floral frocks will be the favourites in the fashion picks. Royal Randwick members are asked to avoid wearing “garments which show midriff, leggings worn as pants, torn or ripped clothing” and inappropriate footwear or jackets such as windcheaters, denim and tracksuit tops.
From a trend perspective, Myer ambassador model Jennifer Hawkins said florals were set to be a feature this Sydney spring carnival.
“I’m loving the florals this season, it’s a lot of floral on floral,” the regular racegoer said. “The beautiful crowns and headbands are also on trend.”
In Melbourne, girl power is hoping to win out today, with star filly Catchy taking on the boys in the Caulfield Guineas.
The Block star Elyse Knowles caught up with the three- year- old filly ahead of the big race to share some of her winning tips from the top- rating show.
“She’s the only girl in the race so I say go girl power all the way,” she says.
Knowles and partner Josh Barker are leading the race in the final episodes of The Block.
“Hopefully my winning powers will rub off on her and her winning powers will drop on me for auction day.”
Catchy, who captured Victoria’s Blue Diamond as a two- year- old, has amassed more than $ 1.2 million in career earnings and has won five from eight starts. She’s got her work cut out for her. The last filly to win the Guineas was Surround in 1977.