24 March 2009 Words: Bettina Brown, Snr Mkg Mgr AJC
Randwick Autumn Carnival Launch and feature race days
The 2009 Tooheys New Autumn Carnival launch was held on Tuesday 24th March in the mounting yard at Royal Randwick.
Guests were treated to a preview of the best in Autumn racing fashion by David Jones while enjoying the elegant garden party setting. Norman Gillespie, CEO of the Australian Jockey Club offered insight into the excitement installed for race-goers during the 2009 Tooheys New Autumn Carnival which features David Jones Australian Derby Day (11th April), Emirates Doncaster Day (18th April) and Schweppes Sydney Cup Day (25th April).
An exciting new initiative is the inaugural Royal Garden Party, held on both David Jones Australian Derby Day (April 11) and Emirates Doncaster Day (April 18). The Royal Garden Party is a sophisticated and intimate event for racegoers wanting an exclusive area to enjoy a day at the track with friends
Among the VIP guests were 2009 Tooheys New Autumn Carnival Ambassador, Erika Heynatz, David Jones ambassador Megan Gale and David Jones Racing Ambassador Kate Waterhouse, milliner Nerida Winter and David Jones Group General Manager of Apparel, Cosmetics, Accessories and Footwear, Colette Garnsey.
Feature Race Days for the 2009 Autumn Racing Carnival
Saturday 11 April 2009 – David Jones Australian Derby Day
Monday 13 April 2009 – Easter Monday Hallmark Stakes
Saturday 18 April 2009 – Emirates Doncaster Day
Saturday 25 April 2009 – Schweppes Sydney Cup Day
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