If there are two words that are music to this race-lovers ears, it is Relaxed Racing – let’s be honest, walking on grass in stiletto heels with a fascinator attempting to escape your head can be challenging after the 8th hour!
However, this year Racing Victoria has heard your calls, and is bringing you a seven week showcase of elite thoroughbred racing at Victoria’s most iconic racetracks from February to March – and better yet, it’s all about being laid back. Sound like heaven to you lovers-of-race-fashion? Read on.
Relaxed Racing is all about ditching that feathered concoction and elaborate dress, and settling back with a sunhat, an easy-going jumpsuit, and a picnic on the lawn with your bae. And he’ll be even more into it when he finds out he can swap a suit for a polo-inspired shirt-and-shorts combo.
You can even bring the kids to make it the perfect family day out – it all starts on Saturday 13 February with Family Day at Caulfield. With loads of free entertainment for the little ones, you can kick back and relax on the new Summer Lawn, with a refreshing drink in hand. We recommend grabbing a picnic blanket and a group of mates, and taking in the great weather on the lawn.
But the family fun doesn’t stop there with kid friendly racedays across the whole period including Black Caviar Lightning Day at Flemington and a variety of Country options where you can bring the whole gang.
But don’t forget the horses – after all, that’s what we’re here for! Set to a backdrop of group one thoroughbred racing complete with all the stars of the track, this is yet another essential racing event in the Melbourne calendar, but at a different pace.
So grab your friends and family, book your tickets, and take in the fillies in laid back style at Relaxed Racing this February and March - and make sure you share your raceday experience via #relaxedracing. We’ll be watching!
Relaxed Racing is celebrated across Victoria, so visit www.relaxedracing.com.au for a full list of all events, hospitality packages and racedays. Also keep an eye on the Relaxed Racing hub site for style tips, pre and post entertainment ideas, and raceday insights.
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