Her win is significant, whether you love or loathe horse racing and gambling. Her win is significant because it proves anything is possible. And if you think that seems trite, take a look at the response her win invoked.
“This is everybody’s dream as a jockey in Australia and now probably the world,” she told Channel 7 just after the race. “And I dreamt about it from when I was five years old and there is an interview from my school friends, they were teasing me about, when I was about seven, and I said, “I’m going to win the Melbourne Cup” and they always give me a bit of grief about it and I can’t believe we’ve done it.”
After the triumph for women in horse racing at the Melbourne Cup, the next significant raceday is the Crown Oaks Day, traditionally known as ‘ladies day’. This fittingly plays host to the national final of Myer Fashions on the Field Women’s Racewear competition. Myer Fashions on the Field plays out over the first three racedays of the week and is as much a part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival as the horses.
Crown Oaks Day is a wonderful social occasion for friends to gather on this most stylish of days, and soak up the atmosphere in a glamorous environment, surrounded by manicured gardens, fine dining and beautiful marquees.
While we are on the topic of the races and fashion how about adding some history of your own into your outfit this year. Images can be found below of products. We have a delicate stock pin in platinum and 15ct with a horse shoe set with old cut diamonds c1890 and a special sterling silver and enamel cigarette case depicting three horses with Swedish import marks c1920 (ideal for credit/business cards or even use as a photo frame) to complete your look this race season.