In case you thought it was time to enter hibernation mode, it's not! There’s still plenty to do to keep you busy this autumn, including a whole lot of food, fillies and fun at Ascot thanks to Perth Racing.
With two epic events over the first two Saturdays in April, it’s time to get frocked up with your friends and get among all of the action.
Here are the autumn events you can’t miss in Perth this year.
Saturday 1 April
Amelia Park Karrakatta Plate Day
Flower crown stations, fashions on the field, DJs, custom illustrations and more—the Amelia Park Karrakatta Plate Day is not to be missed.
First up you’ll want to head to the Flower Crown Cartel under the Bookmakers Pavilion to create your own crown of blooms—don’t forget to grab some boutonnieres for the gents while you’re there.
Then make a beeline for the Amelia Park Fashions on the Field (be sure to pre-register by 31 March) for a chance at winning a $10,000 holiday to Bali or one of the other amazing prizes. It’s all going down at 12:30pm on the main catwalk right next to the Mounting Yard.
When you’re all fashioned out, trot over to the illustration station and let artistic extraordinaire Michelle Pike create an A5 postcard of you in all of your flower-crowned glory for you to take home and hang on your wall. Noice!
And do not miss the main race which is scheduled to roar into action at 4:45pm. Catch it from the best seats in the house in the Corporate Members Enclosure, tickets include two drink vouchers and canapes.
To book, click here.
Saturday 8 April
Schweppes WATC Derby Day
If you thought flower crown making and illustrations were cool, wait until you hear about what’s in store for the Schweppes WATC Derby Day on 8 April at Ascot.
Aside from the main race, which is scheduled to kick off at 3:55pm, there’s a super fun Black and White party going down. Hosted by the Red Shoe Society, $85 will get you a two-and-a-half-hours worth of food, three drink vouchers, live entertainment and giveaways for the best dressed partygoer. There’ll also be raffles, goodie bags, entertainment, guest speakers and more. Get your tickets here.
For touch ups during the day head over to the complimentary Beauty Bar, where the team from Glamour Nail Bar will be on hand (see what we did there?) to paint pretty nail art on your talons and freshen up your makeup.
If you’re still hungry, be sure to stop by the Gourmet Tasting Deck event for some tasty tapas, wines and beers for just $25 per person.
To book, click here.
Image credit: Perth Racing and Louise Coghill
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