2017 Sydney Carnival
The Australian Turf Club held a press conference at Royal Randwick on 28th February to announce six weeks of world-class racing entertainment at its famous race courses, commencing on 11th March. Many luminaries of the racing industry attended the launch reception, including Sydney’s champion trainer Chris Waller, Australia’s first lady of racing Gai Waterhouse, NSW’S leading provincial trainer Kris Lees and champion jockey Hugh Bowman, as well as representatives from the worlds of modelling, acting, design and media.
Former AFL star and Nova 96.6 radio host, Ryan Fitzgerald and his Nova colleague Michael Wipfli (better known as Wippa) were announced the 2017 Sydney Carnival ambassadors, along with six other celebrities.
CEO of the Australian Turf Club, Darren Pearce, is thrilled about this year’s carnival. Not only is there a total of $33 million in prizemoney, he also said, “This is the year we’re also celebrating an exciting milestone. It’s the 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’S endorsement of Royal Randwick, when it officially became a ‘royal’ racecourse.”
The six weeks from 11th March to 15th April was filled with racing highlights, a variety of fine food, fashion competitions and many entertainment events to celebrate the excitement of this exhilarating racing carnival.
大利亞賽馬會於 2 月 28日在悉尼皇家賽馬場為2017 悉尼嘉年華-國際賽馬舉行媒體發布會。
開幕酒會上，悉尼冠軍教練Chris Waller、澳洲史上第一位女賽馬騎士 Gai Waterhouse、歷屆冠軍得主 Hugh Bowman 、以及澳洲著名模特兒、演員、時裝設計師、電臺主持人等紛紛亮相，再次印證了每個賽馬節皆適用的經典名句，「男人賽馬，女人賽美」。
澳洲前橄欖球之星、現任的Nova 電臺主持人 Ryan Fitzgerald 和Michael Wipfli 打破以往使用「美女
澳形象」，成為 2017 的形象大使。
澳大利亞賽馬會 CEO Darren Pearce表示，這項世界級的賽事中，獎金高達3千3百萬澳元。「今年對我們來說是重要的里程碑，Randwick賽馬場被伊麗莎白女王加冕為『皇家賽馬場』第25週年。這裡有延續澳洲文化與傳統的賽馬和絢麗耀眼的時尚等，場面振奮人心。」
為期 6週的賽馬節，從3 月 11日至 4 月 15日，除了精采賽事外，美酒美食、時尚娛樂都是各界矚目的焦點。
Vision 雜 誌 Carole Lu 與澳著名男星 Tim Robards
The Star 執行董事與其新的品牌形象大使 Erin Holland 澳著名時尚設計師Viktonia Novak