Racing season appears to be like totally different this yr, celebrities are nonetheless marking the spring carnival in model.
Herald Solar Confidential is bringing the same old trackside gossip and glamour to you at house with a sequence of livestreamed racing periods on key spring carnival race days — beginning with the Caulfield Cup.
Within the first of our Confidential livestreams, Nui Te Koha and Jackie Epstein interviewed celebrities and racing fanatics together with former AFL stars Campbell Brown and Travis Cloke, Carlton gun Jack Silvagni, stylist Lana Wilkinson, Yummy Mummies star Larinska Merrington, mannequin Dani Shreeve, and hospitality king and lord mayoral candidate Nick Russian and influencer spouse Roza.
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“We will’t be trackside, which is one thing all of us like to do, however it’s good to nonetheless rejoice and know we are able to preserve updated with what everyone seems to be doing,’’ Roza stated.
“We will’t wait to get pleasure from extra of spring racing and hopefully make it out to the monitor.”
Hawks legend Campbell Brown advised Confidential he can be watching Caulfield Cup Day from house, backing Finche to win the large race within the moist.
The day held a particular place for him personally, along with his horse So Let’s Toast operating in race three.
“It’s not one of many favourites within the race however we’re hoping it may well run a cheeky likelihood,” he stated earlier than the race (it positioned third).
Brown stated he received hooked on horse racing aged 13, after seeing May and Energy on the 1997 Caulfield Cup.
“I like all elements of racing; the social aspect, the possession aspect and the punting aspect of it,” he stated.
Former Pies champion Travis Cloke advised Confidential on the Caulfield Cup that he would watch the race from his property on the fringe of the Yarra Valley.
“I’ve received to come out later to get some horse feed, in order that’s the spotlight of my day,” he joked.
“It’s depressing outdoors so we’ll keep inside and watch a film, in between the races.”
Mannequin Dani Shreeve stated she and companion, Hawks best-and-fairest winner Jack Gunston, can be having fun with the Caulfield Cup marquee expertise at house with a Tremendous Field eating package deal.
She stated the pair have been glad to be again in Melbourne after 9 weeks within the AFL hub at Queensland.
“It’s very nice to be house, get again right into a routine, however we have been very fortunate to have the ability to be a part of the boys within the hub. We had a good time, it was a novel scenario however it was good,” she stated.
In the meantime, Caulfield Cup Carnival ambassador Olympia Valance was at her trendy finest as she ready to evaluate the Social Model Stakes.
“I’m on the lookout for daring and shiny colors, a little bit little bit of quirkiness, however nonetheless with a nod to the standard trackside style,” she posted on Instagram.
“For all these trying on the horses not the style, my cash is on Grasp Of Wine.”
Profitable Melbourne manufacturers Grainshaker vodka and Ned Whisky are partnering with Confidential’s racing sequence.
In a non-COVID yr, the Confidential crew would usually be trackside together with a who’s who of Australia’s most well-known and classy.
Memorable moments from the Caulfield Cup — Australia’s second-richest staying race — embody:
JESINTA AND BUDDY FRANKLIN, 2017
It was the primary race day that glamour couple Jesinta and Buddy Franklin attended as husband and spouse.
The mannequin and the AFL celebrity stepped out in model after they’d wed in secret.
“This race day final yr I flew from right here, picked my husband up in Sydney and we flew to New York the place I had my closing becoming with (designer) Vera (Wang), after which picked up my marriage ceremony costume,” Franklin stated on the day.
“I used to be cool, calm and picked up on the surface (on the Cup) however beneath I used to be organising this complete marriage ceremony that nobody knew about.”
ADAM LAMBERT, 2012
What a coup to have former American Idol star carry out trackside on the Cup.
It was nicely earlier than he joined Queen, however it was nonetheless a thrill for the punters who stayed the gap.
Lambert would now command an enormous look price — the Melbourne Racing Membership was forward of its time.
JESS GOMES, MULTIPLE YEARS
The mannequin and David Jones ambassador has owned the Caulfield Cup superstar area for years, since stepping out with bestie Lara Bingle in 2012.
A staple annually on the monitor, the LA primarily based Gomes has comfortably been among the many finest dressed crowd which gathers within the heath enclosure.