Racing and fashion took centre stage at this year’s Catanach’s Jewellers Blue Sapphire Day at Caulfield Racecourse. While Eloping took out the honours on the track, nudging out a determined Sultry Feeling at the finish line, it was all about style at the Blue Sapphire Ladies Luncheon hosted by Channel 7 talent Rebecca Maddern and Jason Richardson in the prestigious Heath Enclosure.
While guests were treated to a three course meal created by celebrity chef Gary Mehigan in collaboration with Big Kitchen Events, Chadstone – The Fashion Capital provided plenty of spring racing style inspiration with two runway shows, including a performance by X Factor alumni Haley Teal. The Champagne Dame Kyla Kirkpatrick gave the captivated crowd some great tips for champagne etiquette, and Caulfield Cup Style Ambassador Nicole Warne and Caulfield Cup Social Ambassador Scherri-Lee Biggs were on hand to award best-dressed prizes.
Warne also took part in a fashion and racing panel discussion which also featured Saskia Williams, wife of Nick Willians and part of Team Williams, apprentice jockey Kayla Nisbet and equine veterinarian Dr Grace Forbes. The panel spoke about the top racing tips as well as style tips to help you stand out trackside this season.
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