F&L News: Australian Turf Club Launches Star-studded Autumn Racing Program

Autumn racing has never been so glamorous, with the Australian Turf Club launching their Sydney Racing program for 2015. The eight week program will see world-class racing and social activities from Saturday February 28 to Saturday April 18, including two premier racing events the Golden Slipper Carnival and The Championships.

The Tooheys New Golden Slipper carnival, the most iconic race of the autumn schedule, will provide luxurious benefits such as Myer’s Fashions on the Field competition, pamper lounges and on-course promotions. International ambassador for 2015 Nicole Richie is set to judge the coveted Fashions on the Field.

The event also sees a star-studded ambassador family including artist Natalie Bassingthwaighte, actress Erika Heynatz, last year’s Golden Slipper winning trainer Michael Hawkes, ATC vet Dr Josie Gollan, NRL commentator commentator Peter Sterling and more.

Hospitality is provided with the return of ‘Little Sydney,’ featuring an incredible restaurant lineup from the likes of China Doll, Chiswick and Icebergs. This will be housed in three sleek marquees and accompanied by a bar and DJ.

Golden Slipper Day will feature five Group 1 races such as the $3.5 million Tooheys New Golden Slipper, $1 million George Ryder Stakes, $500 000 Ranvet Stakes, $500 000 TAB Rosehill Guineas and $400,000 Canadian Club The Galaxy. The Championships day 1 and 2 see innovative hospitality, exciting entertainment, traditional black and white fashion and some of the world’s richest races. The final event is Schweppes Stakes Day on 18 April, bring a world-class festival of thoroughbred racing, plus fashion, entertainment, and premium hospitality; luxury to match all those dazzling suits and dresses guests will be wearing.

Sydney Autumn Racing Schedule
Saturday March 14 – Cellarbrations Ladies Day, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Saturday March 21 – Tooheys New Golden Slipper Day, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Saturday March 28 – Western Sydney Legend Day, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Saturday April 4 – The Championships Day 1, Royal Randwick
Saturday April 11 – The Championships Day 2, Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day, Royal Randwick
Saturday April 18 – Schweppes Stakes Day, Royal Randwick

For all ticketing, information and hospitality options, including exclusive dining and reserved seating options for all days, go to www.theraces.com.au .