The Channel 7 Brisbane Racing Carnival is kicking off in less than two weeks beginning with KIRIN Doomben 10,000 Day on Saturday, 12 May. Ex-NRL star, Beau Ryan and his wife Cara will feature as race day ambassadors and join guests track side.

Also in attendance will be local favourites Kendall Gilding, Liz Cantor and Damien Anthony Rossi as well as Home and Away star Sam Frost and fashion icon Steph Claire Smith. Other familiar faces will include renowned trainers Chris Waller, Gai Waterhouse, Peter and Paul Snowden, James Cummings, Darren Weir, Ciaron Maher and many more. Bachelor in Paradise contestant, Tara Pavlovic will also be a race day ambassador the following Saturday at the Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup.

Fashions on the Field is one of the most highly rated elements of the racing season and has seen styles evolve and cement over time. This year’s showpiece events will see Channel 7 presenters Sammie O’Brien and Liz Cantor attend, as well as former Miss World Australia Tess Alexander and TV presenter Courtney Thorpe. Other track side entertainment for 2018 will include The Village Precinct, Vintage Rose and Chandon pop up bars, and restaurant cuisine.

Australian singer-songwriter, Shannon Noll and Brisbane band Sheppard will feature as headline acts at Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup Day and Treasury Brisbane Ladies Oaks Day respectively. The brand new KIRIN Birdcage at Doomben will see a luxurious and elegant Japanese inspired two-storey function space come to life. For the first time, the team from Brisbane’s premier Asian fusion restaurant, Madame Wu will cater for guests who have secured an exclusive ticket to this event.

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