The 2017 Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival is off and running!

Officially launched on Friday, 21 April, the Carnival is the jewel in Queensland’s racing and social calendar, offering both heart-stopping action on the track and a feast of fine food, elegant fashion, celebrity glamour and live entertainment.

More than 50,000 local, national and international racegoers are expected to flock to Doomben and Eagle Farm Racecourses for the five consecutive weekends of Carnival through May and June.

The action starts with James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10,000 Day on 13 May and culminates on 10 June at Eagle Farm with UBET Stradbroke Day. And in between the race days there are a host of Carnival glamour events including the Maker’s Mark Masquerade Ball and the Ascot Green Cocktail High Tea.

Lending celebrity style to the Carnival will be special race day ambassadors Anthony Callea and Tim Campbell, with Tim singing the national anthem ahead of the UBET Stradbroke.

Also jetting in from interstate to mix and mingle with the crowds as day ambassadors will be Nadia Bartel, Kris Smith, Olena Khamula, Sam Webb, Snezana Markoski, and Rozalia Russian.

With QueensPlaza as the official fashion partner this year, some great prizes from its stable of luxe fashion and accessory labels will be on offer in the Fashions on the Field competition.

And the party doesn’t stop when the last race is run each race day. That’s when the headline entertainers take to the stage, and this year the line-up includes Taxiride (UBET Stradbroke Day),

The Eurogliders (Darley Kingsford Smith Cup Day) and ACCA DACCA (Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup Day).

Trackside throughout all the action will be Brisbane Racing Carnival Ambassador, 7 News presenter Kendall Gilding, who emceed Friday’s launch.

Joining her will be BRC’s 2017 season Ambassador, sporting star and Australian Survivor runner-up Lee Carseldine, inaugural Carnival Social Ambassador, former Miss World Australia Courtney Thorpe, and returning Fashion Ambassador, Mr Hollywood in Oz and The Great Day Out presenter Damien Anthony Rossi.

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To see socials photographs from the launch event, click here.