17 April 2010 Photos and Story: MiSociety
Bollywood lights up Royal Randwick’s Emirates Doncaster Day
The Emirates Marquee with its Indian ‘Bollywood’ setting at athe 2010 Royal Randwick’s Autumn Carnival’s Doncaster Day was again the place to be. Emirates Airlines’ tradition of focusing on one of their main flight destinations as the theme for their Australian racing presence is always a highlight of the racing scene.
Incorporating both the colour of India and its traditions this years ‘lunch’ was ‘high tea’ which saw celebrities, racing identities, sporting stars and guests gathered around in groups alternating their ‘tea’ with Moet and delicious, freshly prepared, Indian dishes.
Whether it was the fun of the Bollywood theme, the glorious weather or the mix of attendees but this year the Emirates Marquee took on a more relaxed feel with even Kerri-Anne kicking off her pink pumps.
Michelle Walsh looked stunning, Sarah Wynter posed for the cameras as Glenn McGrath arrived with his new love, Sara Leonardi. The effervescent Bonnie Lythgoe lit up the place in purple with Dominic Middono (who’d just jumped off the plane from the U.S.) on her arm.
Lyndsey Rodrigues left early needing to be assisted from the marquee by friend Anna Marie. Lyndsey reported later she had a broken toe inside her stilletos – hmm.
Dancers whirled, the fabulous food kept coming, guests mingled and chatted as the Moet, cocktails and the tea flowed and no-one was in any hurry to leave. Emirates Airlines again provided an excellent venue and superb hospitality – congrats – well done.
A personal note to a certain ‘pack’ of guys – do not denigrate girls or boast of your ‘exploits’ using four letter words whilst you are guests in a high end marquee – you are not at the footy!
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