16 April 2011 Emirates Marquee Royal Randwick Doncaster Day 2011 photos and story; MiSociety Tweet
Emirates ‘Spain’ defies the rain at Royal Randwick
The Emirates Marquee at Royal Randwick is always the epicentre for the trackside race day action at the Sydney Carnival and the Emirates Doncaster Mile Day for 2011 was no exception.
Emirates Airlines theme their marquees at Royal Randwick based on one of their global destinations, choosing fiery Flamenco dancers and spicy paella for punters to experience some of the flavours of Spain for 2011.
Celebrity ‘My Fair Ladies’ somehow managed to hold together (and down) their designer wear and their race day millinery creations despite the ‘rain in Spain’ falling mainly on Randwick Race Course this day. The must have accessory for the Emirates Doncaster Day 2011 turned out to be a sturdy umbrella.
Miguel Maestre’s paella was the hot item to warm the cockles as punters dived in and out of the rain to catch glimpses of the horses as they galloped by through the sheeting torrents.
But a little rain was not about to dampen the joie de vivre spirit at the Emirates Marquee, with a contagious camaraderie racing around the venue.
Jodi Gordon, Royal Randwick’s Carnival Ambassador 2011, stunned in her fashionably regal black lace with Emma Jager shimmering in ‘HUSK’. MiSociety delighted in steering Maude Garret and pal April Rose Pengilly towards Henry Budd (Bachelor of the Year contender for 2011) and his mate James MacDiarmid for a fun photo.
Guy Sebastian shone in grey competing with the ‘chapeaued’ Neil Grigg and Blessing Kabarde for our vote for the ’Mr Fashionister’ look of the day.
NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell even braved the inclement conditions to be at ‘Emirates’ to show his support for the racing industry and its sponsors. Barry is proving to be an ‘out there’ new Premier as this appearance was hot on the heels of his enthusiastic speech at the Archibald Prize announcements to previous night.
‘Ole’ to Emirates Airlines, they really do know how to put on a classy and fun day at the races.
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