Thousands of glammed-up racegoers dress to the nines as they flock to Sydney’s Royal Randwick for the start of the Autumn Carnival – and there might be some sore heads in the morning
- Racegoer have s celebrated sunny weather as Covid restrictions were eased
- Saturday had black and white dress code but plenty of colour was on show
- The Autumn Carnival is being held at Sydney’s Royal Randwick until April 24
Thousands of Sydneysiders have dressed to the nines have turned out for a sold-out and celebratory raceday at Royal Randwick.
Saturday marked day one of The Star Championships, usually a day known for a formal black-and-white dress code – but many Sydney racegoers went for a little more colour.
The revellers’ vibrant attire and celebratory mood was little wonder amid the sunny weather and hopes the worst days of Covid are behind them.
Sydney racegoers celebrated sunny skies and the easing of Covid restrictions with a celebratory day out at Royal Randwick racecourse
As the day wore on the celebrations got a bit much for some who could be feeling it tomorrow
Day one of The Star Championships is usually an elegant black and white affair, but some punters were having none of that, with plenty of colour reflecting a lifting of spirits
A punter pulls a pose as she gets in the mood for the race meet at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday
James McDonald after winning the Heineken T J Smith Stakes on Saturday. A COVID-restricted crowd of 15,000 was allowed to attend Day 1 of The Championships
Aside from a heady trackside vibe fuelled by betting on four million-dollar races topping the bill of 10 races, the mood was jubilant with Covid restrictions eased at Randwick.
Glammed-up punters headed to the Fashion Stakes competition, where they were entertained by live DJs including Hot Dub Time Machine, in a party atmosphere featuring dancing, pop-up bars and street vendors.
Judging by the dancing, singing and smiles there could be a few sore heads in the morning.