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Put the heels away, grab your boots and denim, and party
I've always been fond of a day spent at the races. The colour, the sounds, the energy, and the array of characters all add up to an enjoyable outing.
No, I'm not a gambler. I limit my bets to $2 and select horses depending on their names or the length of their eyelashes. Sometimes I spend my $2 with the bookmakers on the basis of the colour of the silks the jockey is wearing. Surprisingly, I have had a few wins on long shots using this methodology.
Over the past ten years or so my excursions to the races have been minimal, mostly because they have now become such a social event, similar to an en trend fashion parade. Women of all ages don glamorous outfits and teeter in high heels whilst sipping champagne.
My teetering days are well and truly past, so I am thrilled to discover a much more user-friendly event at the local racecourse. On Saturday, September 16th, there will be Country Music Raceday at Doomben Racecourse, just a few kilometres north of Brisbane City.
No chiffon frocks allowed: this is a day celebrating Country so jeans, cowboy boots and Akubras will be the attire of the day.
As well as the actual horse racing - yes, there will be racing - this promises to be a fun day with line dancing, a mechanical bull for the lads (or the very game), and a great line up of country music entertainment. Performers on the day will include:
Troy Cassar-Daley The Wolfe Brothers Ben Gunn Baylor
and Bridget O'Shannessy
Now I ask you, what could be more fun than frolicking in the fresh air on a beautiful Brisbane Spring day to the tunes of country music with no high heels?
Fashionistas, there will be Fashion On The Fields competition with prizes for the winners, so break out the RM Williams, the denim and Akubra. A twist on the traditional, judges will be looking for contestants who embrace the Australian country theme and represent the style of the outback.
More importantly, this Race Day is a charity event with $5.00 from every Admission Ticket sold being donated to The Queensland Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Services. Since the inception of this service in 1976 has over 70,000 missions nationally have been performed saving many lives. It is important to note that no-one has ever paid to be rescued.
There are various admission packages and fees available for this event and I would recommend checking for more information here.Gates open at 10:30am and Functions open at 11:30am.
An overview of Doomben Racecourse
For those who have never been to Doomben Racecourse the facility is located at 75 Hampden Road, Ascot.
The fastest and easiest way to get to Doomben Racecourse is by public transport. Doomben Racecourse is located just minutes from the Brisbane Airport and CBD. Visit www.translink.com.au for full transport information and is located within the Gate 5 car park (on Hampden Road entrance) and all vehicles must display a valid accessible parking permit.
So dust off that straw hat, polish the boots, and start saving those $2.00 coins, all for a good cause, of course.