Just because the hurrah of Spring Racing carnival has come to a close, it doesn’t mean that Autumn 2015 pieces won’t get the chance to be styled into trackside appropriate get-ups. Sydney Autumn Racing is kicking off this weekend, with a mix of ambassadors officially announced yesterday, February 24, by the Australian Turf Club at Rosehill racecourse.
Thrilled to announce @nicolerichie as our Ambassador for #GoldenSlipper Carnival! Nicole will be trackside at #RosehillGardens on Tooheys New Slipper Day 21 March as @atc_races ambassador and to judge @myer fashions on the field. Read all about it in today’s Sunday Telegraph #goldenslipper #atcambassador #nicolerichie #sydneyautumn #sydneyraces #myerfotf #autumncarnival #rosehillgardens
Nicole Richie is obviously the biggest drawcard for the event, nabbing the ambassador role for next month’s Golden Slipper Carnival, but she will be joined by some home-grown favourites for the season. The lineup includes The X Factor judge Natalie Bassingthwaighte, model Erika Heynatz, animal doctor Josie Gollan, jockey Tommy Berry, horse trainer Edwards Cummings, TV personality James Tobin and sports commentator Peter Sterling.
Natalie, who is less than a week from launching her own children’s fashion line called Chi Khi, wore a black-and-white By Johnny midi dress with a floppy black-felt hat. “I think you’ve got to be really careful this season especially with Autumn,” she told ATC, suggesting closed-toe shoes, trading up straw for felt, and longer hemlines for the colder season.
As the ambassador for Cellarbrations Ladies Day, Erika understands what us gals love about the races. Wearing a vivid-yellow Alex Perry number with a black Nerida Winter fascinator, Erika told ATC, “For women it’s about getting a beautiful dress, going to see a milliner, choosing the accessories that go with it, or the man handbag, which is also another great accessory.”
Autumn Racing will go from Saturday, February 8, right through to April 18. Head to Australian Turf Club’s website for more details.