Balklava Cup is more than fabulous it is just what the Doctor Ordered. In fact what is meant to be a quiet little track 100k away from Adelaide becomes a metropolis of happy, friendly people embracing the races. The beauty of our Australian Thoroughbreds paired with having a great day getting dressed up and we all love it. Walking through the crowd, you get to say a hello to everyone and get to meet all different walks of life. It is refreshing and beautifully Australian.
When first arriving at Adelaide I was greeted and whisked away to a special dinner hosted by Doug Hall thanking all. I did not have to dress up, although I forgot to take flats so people were wondering about the heels at the pub, but I just had to wear ears in memory of my beautiful Paris Kyne Master Milliner.
The evening was not just the warm up, in fact the warm up had quite appropriately had been simmering for a couple of days. This is the perfect event for happiness. Every time we head to the races it gives us a chance to show who we are and grab those eclectic pieces that we hide every day and bring them out. Balaklava is the biggest race in South Australia and understandably why.
Ladies and gentlemen everywhere were enjoying the festivities and embracing the opportunity to have a day out with friends and enjoy. I did not see trouble, just people dancing and happily enjoying.
The fashions on the field were run in a different direction from most City meetings, but I don't want it to be like the city. It is beautifully country and that is what I embrace when attending rural areas, I don't want the heights of Melbourne and Sydney Fashion, I want to see the people attired in local designers. Jennifer Marsh was the winner on the day and Jennifer is also about to represent South Australia at Melbourne Cup Carnival for 'Myer, Fashions on the Field', making her own hat and outfit this is one very talented lady and lovely to talk to as well.
I was so blessed to be invited to this special Race Meeting that has a quiet little town once a year, be screaming with joy. When talking to many locals and people visiting from interstate, I loved the stories hearing that they come once a year and then tour around the wine tasting regions. I only wish I could have stayed longer, but I will be back. Thank you so much South Australia and Balaklava Jockey Club for your invitation and Doug Hall for welcoming me.
I wear the badge honourably, 'I survived Balaklava Cup'