In 1972, the Singapore Turf Club introduced the Queen Elizabeth II cup when Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II paid her first visit to the Bukit Timah Racecourse. Since then, it has become a tradition of the turf club to celebrate this memorable visit in pomp and pageantry fashion with the organization of the glamorous Queen Elizabeth II Cup race (QEII Cup) every year.
This year, the event was held on April 26 at the Marquee of the Singapore Racecourse and ‘your humble blogger’ was invited! 😀
I was also given a guest invitation, so I asked B along. 😀
The theme is Victorian Affair so I wore a cocktail dress and adorned it with a cute fascinator that was made by the lovely folks of the Singapore Turf Club.
B also wore a hat to go with the theme. Looking suave! Haha!
And we’re ready to rock and roll!
Upon arrival, we received a warm welcome by some Victorian costume minglers who graciously agreed to take not one but several photos with us. I don’t wanna flood this page with too many photos so only showing the best one (below). 😛
Then we went to the Marquee (where the party was held) and was immediately greeted by a flamboyant and glamorously dressed crowd. Think The Great Gatsby.
|From left to right: Regina, Karen, Jessie, Janice, Vikki and me|
Certainly felt like celebrities. 😛
It was the turf club’s first Ladies’ Night of the Year so not only did we ladies get to relish a sumptuous buffet spread, we were also generously treated to delicious cocktails, professional henna services and pampering manicures.
This was done in less than 5 minutes!
|With the talented artist of my henna tattoo. 🙂|
On top of beauty services, there was also a fashion bazaar where ladies could satisfy their shopping urge.
|That’s us with Tim in the background.|
Guess what’s this for?
It is a weighing scale for the riders.
So why do we need to weigh them?
According to Jessie, this is to ensure there’s no discrepancy in their weights before the race and after to prevent cheating.
So riders are required to ‘weigh out’ before the race which involves standing with full riding equipment, on the digital scale in front of the Clerk of the Scales. After the race, riders ‘weigh in’ to identify any weight differences. And should there be a difference, the Clerk of the Scales will lodge an objection with the Stewards, who will automatically hold an enquiry. The horse involved will be disqualified.
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