2017 Emirates Stakes Day Wrap Up
Melbourne turned on the weather this Emirates Stakes Day, for a warm and sunny conclusion to the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival. Racegoers were greeted with ice cold sparkling, as they prepared for a day of fun fashion, racing and entertainment for the whole family.
Tosen Stardom took out the $2 million Emirates Stakes, with Happy Clapper coming in second, followed by It’s Somewhat. Trainer, Darren Weir, shared what a thrill it was to finally see Tosen Stardom “deliver on the big stage”, after the horse had endured a string of bad luck and minor injuries. The win marked a first for both Weir and jockey Damien Lane, who reflected on the triumph saying ‘I was just the pilot today. I was lucky enough to be on board”.
On Stakes Day we celebrate stylish families, and consequently add a special Junior Edition for the fourth and final day of Styles on the Straight.
The youngins opened the show, showing off their super cute outfits, miniature accessories and big grins. Marco Resta, looking adorably suave in a Hugo Boss suit, stole first place, followed by Marwan Vervaet coming in second. Bianca Resta took out third place, dressed in a beautiful Review dress with matching Myer facinator.
Onto the Menswear Category, the colored paisley prints ruled the runway! First place was claimed by Richard Falzon, wearing a three piece Hugo Boss suit, followed by Michael Valastro dressed in Jack London. Marty Vania came in third, donning a statement mustard blazer.
Over to the ladies, Alana Mitchell took out first prize, wearing a stunning beaded dress by Alannah Hill, paired with self made head wear by Alana Jean Millinery. Runner up, Ruth Marshall, wore a stunning Review dress, with matching black and gold facinator by Joli Boutique Millinery. Yvette Consolino came in third, wearing a lace Ministry of Style dress.