Can’t dampen their spirits! Glamorous punters enjoy some (very brief) sunshine at Royal Randwick

Punters have dressed to impress at Royal Randwick in Sydney for Saturday afternoon’s eye-watering set of races, watching Redzel race to victory for the second year in a row.

Despite the overcast conditions in the city, racegoers weren’t afraid to leave skin on show with anticipation of The Everest hotting up.

Female representatives from TAB, the race’s sponsor, led the charge as they put on the glitz and glamour inside the Randwick showground.

The summery ensembles had to be ditched at a number of points throughout the day, as Sydney’s disappointing start to Spring briefly put a dampener on proceedings. 

Scroll down for video 

Punters have been dressing to impress at Royal Randwick in Sydney ahead of Saturday afternoon’s eye-watering set of races.

 Punters make the most of the sunny weather at Royal Randwick during a much-anticipated day of racing at the Sydney racecourse

 Punters make the most of the sunny weather at Royal Randwick during a much-anticipated day of racing at the Sydney racecourse

 Punters make the most of the sunny weather at Royal Randwick during a much-anticipated day of racing at the Sydney racecourse

Racing fans (L-R) Maddy Schwarz, Michaela Lloyd-Jones, and Kiah Foster pose for a photograph while the sunny skies held over the racecourse

Racing fans (L-R) Maddy Schwarz, Michaela Lloyd-Jones, and Kiah Foster pose for a photograph while the sunny skies held over the racecourse

Racing fans (L-R) Maddy Schwarz, Michaela Lloyd-Jones, and Kiah Foster pose for a photograph while the sunny skies held over the racecourse

The summery ensembles had to be ditched at a number of points throughout the day, as Sydney's disappointing start to Spring briefly put a dampener on proceedings

The summery ensembles had to be ditched at a number of points throughout the day, as Sydney's disappointing start to Spring briefly put a dampener on proceedings

The summery ensembles had to be ditched at a number of points throughout the day, as Sydney’s disappointing start to Spring briefly put a dampener on proceedings

Large groups of fans descended on the inner-city racecourse to watch the day's racing and wear their fanciest attire

Large groups of fans descended on the inner-city racecourse to watch the day's racing and wear their fanciest attire

Large groups of fans descended on the inner-city racecourse to watch the day’s racing and wear their fanciest attire

Despite the overcast conditions in the city, racegoers weren’t afraid to leave skin on show with anticipation of the race hotting up

 Female representatives from TAB, the race's sponsor, led the charge as they put on the glitz and glamour inside the Randwick showground

 Female representatives from TAB, the race's sponsor, led the charge as they put on the glitz and glamour inside the Randwick showground

 Female representatives from TAB, the race’s sponsor, led the charge as they put on the glitz and glamour inside the Randwick showground

Other TAB employees were happy to pose for the camera in a sea of green before the races started

Other TAB employees were happy to pose for the camera in a sea of green before the races started

Other TAB employees were happy to pose for the camera in a sea of green before the races started

Also catching the eyes of revellers were two female attendees wearing matching pairs of circular-rimmed glasses – with one of them also daring to flaunt a plunging neckline.  

Another racegoer attracted attention with a sleek wide-rimmed hat decorated with a black-and-white ribbon. 

Her sense of style was rivalled by another guest who dazzled in a mustard and black pinstriped jacket. 

While high fashion was in order for the event, so was copious amounts of alcohol – as evident from one group snap taken before the event. 

Others, meanwhile, made the bold choice of replacing the traditional racing hat with elegant floral headdresses. 

Large groups of fans descended on the inner-city racecourse to watch the day’s racing and wear their fanciest attire.

The event this Saturday is the world’s richest horse race and will feature a performance from One Direction’s Liam Payne.

While high fashion was in order for the event, so was copious amounts of alcohol - as evident from one group snap taken before the event

While high fashion was in order for the event, so was copious amounts of alcohol - as evident from one group snap taken before the event

While high fashion was in order for the event, so was copious amounts of alcohol – as evident from one group snap taken before the event

Others, meanwhile, made the bold choice of replacing the traditional racing hat with elegant floral headdresses

Others, meanwhile, made the bold choice of replacing the traditional racing hat with elegant floral headdresses

Others, meanwhile, made the bold choice of replacing the traditional racing hat with elegant floral headdresses

Her sense of style was rivalled by another guest who dazzled in a mustard and black pinstriped jacket

Her sense of style was rivalled by another guest who dazzled in a mustard and black pinstriped jacket

Her sense of style was rivalled by another guest who dazzled in a mustard and black pinstriped jacket

Cheeky grins and plastic champagne glasses were the order of the day at the marquee racing event in Sydney's inner-east

Cheeky grins and plastic champagne glasses were the order of the day at the marquee racing event in Sydney's inner-east

Cheeky grins and plastic champagne glasses were the order of the day at the marquee racing event in Sydney’s inner-east

 The event this Saturday is the world's richest horse race and will feature a performance from One Direction's Liam Payne

 The event this Saturday is the world's richest horse race and will feature a performance from One Direction's Liam Payne

 The event this Saturday is the world’s richest horse race and will feature a performance from One Direction’s Liam Payne

Two elegantly-dressed racegoers dazzled in slimline dresses as the sun shone down on Royal Randwick on Saturday

Two elegantly-dressed racegoers dazzled in slimline dresses as the sun shone down on Royal Randwick on Saturday

Two elegantly-dressed racegoers dazzled in slimline dresses as the sun shone down on Royal Randwick on Saturday

Other female revellers took to Instagram to post photos of them helping themselves to plastic glasses of sparkling wine 

Other female revellers took to Instagram to post photos of them helping themselves to plastic glasses of sparkling wine 

Other female revellers took to Instagram to post photos of them helping themselves to plastic glasses of sparkling wine 

Another racegoer attracted attention with a sleek wide-rimmed hat decorated with a black-and-white ribbon.

Another racegoer attracted attention with a sleek wide-rimmed hat decorated with a black-and-white ribbon.

Another racegoer attracted attention with a sleek wide-rimmed hat decorated with a black-and-white ribbon.

While most revellers were forced to watch the much-anticipated race from the public section, others were lucky enough to watch the day's racing from more exclusive areas of the raceground

While most revellers were forced to watch the much-anticipated race from the public section, others were lucky enough to watch the day's racing from more exclusive areas of the raceground

While most revellers were forced to watch the much-anticipated race from the public section, others were lucky enough to watch the day’s racing from more exclusive areas of the raceground

Racing fans descended on the inner-city racecourse to watch the day's racing, which will culminate with The Everest race at 4.15pm

Racing fans descended on the inner-city racecourse to watch the day's racing, which will culminate with The Everest race at 4.15pm

Racing fans descended on the inner-city racecourse to watch the day’s racing, which will culminate with The Everest race at 4.15pm

Only the richest horse owners from Australia and overseas are able to buy their way into the 12-horse race, as entry cost a colossal $600,000. 

The Everest was the top draw on the 10-race card, which also features The Kosciuszko for country-trained sprinters worth a similarly staggering $1.3 million.

Returning Everest champion Redzel made a back-to-back win in the race, beating out early favourite Shoals.

The controversial signage decision has not been the only thing to attract animosity towards the race, with animal rights activists making their voices heard at a protest outside the raceground on Saturday

The controversial signage decision has not been the only thing to attract animosity towards the race, with animal rights activists making their voices heard at a protest outside the raceground on Saturday

The controversial signage decision has not been the only thing to attract animosity towards the race, with animal rights activists making their voices heard at a protest outside the raceground on Saturday

Earlier this week, Redzel’s trainer Peter Snowden revealed to Daily Mail Australia his horse is enjoying some well-earned down time ahead of the big race.

He also revealed he doesn’t like to open Redzel up too much as even his ‘fast’ gallop is better than most horses best gallop. 

To date the gelding has won $8,823,000 in prize money after being purchased at auction for $120,000 and is seen as one of Australia’s premier sprinters 

Protestors from the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses could be seen holding placards outside the event, while making sure their voices were heard by the thousands of racegoers parking their cars nearby

Protestors from the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses could be seen holding placards outside the event, while making sure their voices were heard by the thousands of racegoers parking their cars nearby

Protestors from the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses could be seen holding placards outside the event, while making sure their voices were heard by the thousands of racegoers parking their cars nearby

Those protesting held up slogans ranging from calling for jockeys' use of whips to be banned to questioning whether the pomp and circumstance surrounding horse racing is really worth it

Those protesting held up slogans ranging from calling for jockeys' use of whips to be banned to questioning whether the pomp and circumstance surrounding horse racing is really worth it

Those protesting held up slogans ranging from calling for jockeys’ use of whips to be banned to questioning whether the pomp and circumstance surrounding horse racing is really worth it

The big day came after the state government stood by its decision to force Opera House management to promote the $13 million horse race.

More than 120,000 Australians signed a petition protesting against plans to turn the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House into a light-show billboard. 

The controversial signage decision has not been the only thing to attract animosity towards the race, with animal rights activists making their voices heard at a protest outside the raceground on Saturday.

The coalition's activity, aside from protest, include undercover investigations, public awareness campaigns and political lobbying 

The coalition's activity, aside from protest, include undercover investigations, public awareness campaigns and political lobbying 

The coalition’s activity, aside from protest, include undercover investigations, public awareness campaigns and political lobbying 

Protestors from the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses could be seen holding placards outside the event, while making sure their voices were heard by the thousands of racegoers parking their cars nearby.

Those protesting held up slogans ranging from calling for jockeys’ use of whips to be banned to questioning whether the pomp and circumstance surrounding horse racing is really worth it 

The coalition’s activity, aside from protest, include undercover investigations, public awareness campaigns and political lobbying.

https://textbacklinkexchanges.com/category/the-sun-world/

(Visited 64 times, 1 visits today)

Loading...

Leave a Reply