Spring Racing Carnival: Moët and Chandon Stakes Day at Sydney’s Royal Randwick gets chaotic
Thousands of glamorous bettors have made their way to celebrate a big day of racing after cheering on their picks at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse.
It was a flashy affair on and off the track on Saturday with a full day of 10 races on Ladies Day for the coveted Moët and Chandon Spring Champion Stakes Day.
A race day like no other, Spring Champion Stakes Day attracts a stylish crowd with participants dressed to the finest detail in bright dresses, glittery headbands and eye-catching fascinators.
Princesses in pink were among thousands of glamorous bettors cheering on their selections at a big race day in Sydney
It was a flashy affair both on and off the track with a full day of 10 races on Ladies Day at Sydney’s Royal Randwick for the Moët and Chandon Spring Champion Stakes Day
Revelers turned up in an eclectic array of fashions fitting to grace the only ladies’ day of the spring racing season in Sydney.
While it rained torrentially in Melbourne and Brisbane, it lingered in Sydney, where ebullient racegoers took advantage of the clear skies to spend the day enjoying a drink and a punt with friends.
Revelers descended on Randwick Racecourse in the city’s eastern suburbs in an eclectic array of fashions to match Sydney’s only ladies’ day of the spring racing season.
There were princesses in pink, complete with tiaras and wobbly heels.
At the end of the day, heels came undone as comfort took precedence over formality and a dry road underfoot helped
It was pouring rain elsewhere on the east coast but bettors took advantage of clear skies in Sydney on Saturday to bring out their summer festival attire
While there weren’t many fascinators on display at the Royal Randwick, the ones that did stand out
The boys preferred outfits from Sharp N Smart – also fittingly the winner of Group One Main Winner, ridden by Hugh Bowman
There were sheer, ruffled and flowy floral dresses, polka dots and summery and flattering outfits, including the all-time classic little black dress.
As always on race day, there were even a few fascinators, eye-catching headbands and floral arrangements.
There were pantsuits, picnic dresses, and fashion more suited to an outdoor rave.
At the end of the day, comfort was a priority for many as the celebrations drew to a close and the post-race weather was celebrated across the city.
This heavily tattooed racegoer couldn’t resist flipping the bird on the way out of Royal Randwick on Saturday afternoon
Perhaps inspired by a full map of 10 races between 12:30pm and 6:00pm, some bettors ran their own sprints at the end of the day
A woman was seen giving her friend a piggy bank as they crossed the street barefoot after a long day of racing
Seen at the racetrack were sheer, ruffled and flowy floral dresses, polka dots and summery and flattering outfits, including the all-time classic LBD (little black dress).
Many women gave up their heels and went barefoot to give their toes a rest.
There was plenty of attitude too, with a heavily tattooed racegoer turning the bird around for photographers as she walked away from the birdcage.
Others felt inspired enough by the day’s plethora of exciting horse races to hop on their friends’ backs and stage their own sprints as they left the track in high spirits.
A race day like no other, Spring Champion Stakes Day attracts a stylish Sydney crowd
Some fashionable players managed to don their heels all day and still look comfortable at the end of the day
On the circuit, champion jockey Hugh Bowman rode Sharp’N’Smart to narrowly win the day’s big race.
The horse, trained by Graeme and Deborah Rogerson, triumphed in dramatic fashion in the $2 million Group 1 feature race, the Moët and Chandon Spring Champion Stakes.
Anthony and Sam Freeman’s Elliptical, ridden by Blake Shinn, came a very close second, ahead of Anthony Cummings’ She’s Extreme, driven by Glyn Schofield.
The 2,000 meter run is considered one of the world’s best for three-year-old stayers.
The ninth race, the $2 million invite, was won by Kerrin McEvoy on John O’Shea’s pledge of success.
Later in the evening, Australian electronic music group Miami Horror performed at the free and exclusive After the Last concert for racegoers.
A range of bright summer colors were on display throughout the day at Sydney’s Spring Races at the Royal Randwick
By late afternoon, many women had had enough of their swaying heels and opted to take the walk barefoot
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