With the new year fast-approaching, we thought it was about time we started to list some of the international horse racing events we’re most looking forward to here at SHOW PONY Millinery HQ.
Ladies, get your Outlook calendars out & make sure to put your Out of Office on for these VIEs (Very Important Events).
First up for 2017:
Jeep Magic Millions Raceday – 14 January 2017 – Gold Coast Turf Club
Australia’s first $10 million raceday, this is THE event for those wanting to rub shoulders with a sizzling hot crowd, including international racing elite.
Featuring the ever-popular MYER Fashions On The Field, $2m Jeep Magic Millions 2YO Classic and $2m Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas exclusively for Magic Millions sales graduates, this is an A List event you & your sassy new outfit won’t want to miss.
What’s more, the raceday offers a bonus for women involved in racing! Since 2013, in addition to the $2,000,000 prizemoney in the Jeep Magic Millions 2YO Classic, a $500,000 bonus has been distributed to the connections of the first four all-female owned or leased horses past the post. How amazing is that?!
However, there’s more than just one raceday to this event – the Magic Millions Carnival includes 10 days of fun, fast-paced action on and off the track.
Aside from seeing how the exclusive Moët & Chandon Magic Millions Launch Party goes down on 10 January (aside from the fashion & celeb pics, we loved the shots of horses racing down the beach!), we’re also really looking forward to seeing how the newest addition to the carnival, the inaugural Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo complete with a star-studded array of players including Argentinian superstar Alejandro Novillo Astrada, plays out on 8 January. We’re avid polo spectators and (very!) casual stick & ballers here at SHOW PONY Millinery, so we’ll be watching social media keenly on the day!
We also love following the progress of the bright young horses our friends purchase each year from the event’s Yearling Sale & seeing the real-time sales results as they appear online over the course of the sale. Ladies, this is serious pony business and a great place to look for your very own racehorse if that $500,000 race bonus has whet your appetite!
Sadly, we can’t make it along to the Gold Coast this year, but if you’re lucky enough to go & soak up some of the magic, be sure to drop us a line and let us know how it went.
AND, if you’re in need of a headpiece, there’s still time to purchase one & have it delivered to your door. Any fascinator you see currently loaded in our store is ‘in stock & ready to ship’. We can have it processed, packaged & dispatched to the post office within 2 working days and then it’s just a 2-4 working day estimated delivery timeframe on a courier to Australia (or 1-3 working days within New Zealand).