Have you ever added up the cost of all your racewear items sitting in your closet? How much do you spend on a single outfit before you step up on the Fashions on the Field (FOTF) stage? Whether you spend a little or a lot on your items we need to remember that race day events happen because of a hard working industry behind the scenes. It’s the trainers up at the crack of dawn, the horses and last but not least the jockeys who saddle up and make race days possible. The least we can do is spare a few minutes of our time and few dollars for those who need help getting back on track.
We spend so much time thinking about our shoes, bag, hat and dress that the real reason we attend the races can often be put to the back of our mind. The great thing about the races is that they attract a wide range of people for different reasons, whether it be social or racing focussed. We are all there to have a great time and no matter what draws us there we still need to show our support for the real reason we are able to enjoy those racing events.
SOURCE: National Jockeys Trust
Luke Nolan’s fall at Morphettville on Saturday is a timely reminder of how quickly things can take a turn for the worst and how important the National Jockey Trust (NJT) are in supporting the horse racing industry. Physical injuries and a decline in mental health can cause financial hardship for jockeys and their families. Insurance doesn’t always provide the protection that jockeys need and that’s where the NJT step in.
Brooke Cupples has experienced firsthand how the National Jockeys Trust assist families after her sister passed away from a fall while riding in Darwin. She has decided to put her best heel forward and raise money as a way of saying thank you to the NJT. We hope you will follow in her footsteps by participating in the auction of her Fashion at the Races grand final outfit or by contributing to the ‘Cycling for Simone’ fundraiser (see article “For the Love of the Fallen“).
SOURCE: The Races SA (Meaghan Coles Photography)
If you would love for race days, and the fabulous fashion events associated with them, to continue then we urge you to spare a few dollars to support this worthy organization. We hope you will support the work of amazing people like Brooke and her team so that the work of the NJT can continue to help those in need.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
BID on Racewear Carousel’s facebook page, SUNDAY 15th MAY to win Brooke’s outfit from the Fashion at the Races final. The person who makes the highest bid will receive her beautifully handmade dress and matching millinery. Visit the donation Page here
DONATE to the ‘Cycling for Simone’ team’s ride from Streaky Bay to Darwin. Donate to the ride here
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Up for auction to the highest bidder is a custom made size 8 Zac and Tallulah dress (made in Sydney) and a matching Adorn Collection felt halo.
Auction ends Friday 20th May 2016
Donations will be made to the ‘Fashionista’s for the Fallen’ page will be the final winner
Top hip: 83
Low hip: 92
Feature Image: The Races SA (Meaghan Coles Photography)