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The Championships Day 1, Saturday 12th April 2014, is when Sydney’s ‘Social Set’ comes out to play and the world sets its gaze on Royal Randwick for Australia’s richest race day featuring four Championship races.

Headlined by the world’s richest open sprint race, the $2.5 million Darley TJ Smith Stakes, the world’s richest mile, the $3million The Star Doncaster Mile and iconic feature race the $2million BMW Australian Derby.

Black and white fashion is the order of the day as tradition dictates that racegoers embrace monochromatic hues on the day that the Derby is raced. Those dressing to impress are encouraged to enter the days’ Myer Fashions on the Field competition with huge prizes up for grabs.

In celebration of the Year of the Horse, we are giving you the chance to win big in our ‘Win a Cracking Fortune’ competition. With a $30,000 prize pool up for grabs across all 6 days of the BMW Sydney Carnival, simply be one of the first 8,000 people through the gates to receive a complimentary fortune cookie. If your cookie has the ‘Golden Ticket’ hidden inside, you will win $4000 VIP weekend escape for four people at The Star, including four King rooms at Astral, a spa package, dinner at Balla and much more. For full prize details and terms and conditions, click here.

Aside from dishing up some of the finest racing this country has to offer, we’ve got some great musical acts lined up, the Clinique Lounge returns, plus, you will have the chance to get your photo taken at the interactive photo wall.

Highlights of the day

  • Myer Fashions on the Field (Best Dressed Female Racewear – black & white and Best Dressed Male Racewear – black & white)
  • Clinique Lounge offering complimentary makeup touch-ups
  • The chance to share in the $30,000 ‘Win a Cracking Fortune’ prize pool
  • Interactive photo wall
  • Live music, giveaways and more!

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