The fun, fashion and sparkling wine of Ladies Day.
Kennedy Oaks Day, as part of the Melbourne Spring Cup Carnival at Flemington Racecourse, in Melbourne, Australia.
I did intend on bringing you a short yet comprehensive report on Kennedy Oaks Day as part of the Melbourne spring cup carnival at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. However, as grand tradition goes, my Oaks Day ladies and I consumed a few glasses of, Veuve Clicquot, during preparations at the house, so once arriving at Ladies Day my plan went out the window as we entered the Precinct and our hunt for a table, chairs and more sparkling wine began.
I ended up placing bets on two races throughout the day. Correctly selecting two horses, Linguist and Winkelman, both in the opening race - I have to add, this is the first time I have ever arrived for the opening race. In hindsight, I should have bet on more races, however, as mentioned above - sparking wine. Add the great conversation, table minding, plus dancing to the live band playing inside the Precinct, and the day went past very quickly. My cousin had a win with Pinot in the Kennedy Oaks Cup so at least someone at our table was still winning.
Entertainment wrapped up in the Precinct, and we head for the taxi line approximately 5 pm.
Instead of a detailed report, all I ended up with was the above paragraphs and a random selection of photos taken on my iPhone, that really show nothing more than our pretty race day outfits and increasing intoxication level.
Enjoy? Better luck next year, perhaps.
Scroll to the bottom for pricing and location information.
spring Cup Carnival Ticket Prices
Variety of tickets available. Please visit www.flemington.com.au for upcoming race days and ticket prices.
Flemington Racecourse Location
448 Epsom Rd, Flemington VIC, Australia, 3031
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