Nikki Phillips and Firass Dirani are the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival Ambassadors for 2011 as announced on the weekend by The Australian Turf Club (ATC) for Rosehill Gardens and Royal Randwick.
Nikki shares: “This is a really exciting time for racing in Sydney.Â The ATC is a new club and Sydney racing is about to embark on some exciting new changes.Â I\’ve been an avid horse rider and owner since I was a young child and love the glamour and excitement which is intrinsic to Sydney racing.Â I\’m so excited to be part of the Sydney Spring Carnival.”
Dirani, currently filming ABC drama series The Straits in Cairns, will be flying back to Sydney for the Sydney Spring Carnival Ambassador role. He shared:
“This is a role that won\’t feel like work.Â I love a day at the track.Â There\’s something particularly exciting about seeing a true champion belting down the straight on race day.Â The roar of the crowd at Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens is really quite something.”
The Ambassadors will assist with judging Fashions on the Field competitions and Fashion Spotting and will be special guests of Sydney\’s exclusive trackside enclosure, The Carousel, on Epsom Super Saturday at Royal Randwick.
This year\’s Sydney Spring Carnival is the first Spring Carnival under the newly formed ATC.Â Â The 2011 Sydney Spring Carnival kicks off on Saturday September 10 with Tooheys New Golden Rose Day at Rosehill Gardens. Spring Carnival festivities wrap up with Melbourne Cup Day at Royal Randwick on Tuesday 1 November.
Sydney\’s Spring Racing Carnival race days are:
- 10 September: Tooheys New Golden Rose Day at Rosehill Gardens
- 17 September: Yellowglen Ladies Day featuring the George Main Stakes at Royal Randwick
- 24 September: Myer Mad About The Hat Day at Rosehill Gardens
- 1 October: Epsom Super Saturday at Royal Randwick (featuring The Carousel and Bag Raiders)
- 8 October: Caulfield Guineas Day at Rosehill Gardens
- 15 October: City Tattersalls Club Cup Day at Royal Randwick
- 22 October: Men of League Cox Plate Day at Rosehill Gardens
- 1 November: Melbourne Cup Day at Royal Randwick.
It’s Spring time ladies and it’s time to get your stylish racing gear out for some ladylike fun!
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