Happy Sunday afternoon amici. I have a bit of a different post for you all today which is not specifically food or travel related. Yesterday a group of us headed to Randwick Racecourse for Derby Day to celebrate my best friend Ana’s birthday. We all got frocked up, with Black & White being the dress theme for the day. Sydney blessed us with amazing weather and we spent the day popping bottles, placing bets, being mischievous and getting into the carnival atmosphere. Thanks to my Dad and his tips, I won a box trifecta on the main race..Beginners Luck!
Black & White
The 5 of us… professional punters!
In the late afternoon we were starving and thought it would be wise to grab some food before drinking any more. There was a variety of gourmet food tents and we chose Sammy & Bella’s Burger Tent (the girls from My Kitchen Rules…I have also seen their tent down at Bondi Markets). We all shared some Chilli Popcorn.
I went with the Veggy Burger which had a lentil, chickpea, quinoa patty, roasted beetroot, carrot and a tahini yoghurt.
Ana chose the Pulled Pork Bunless Burger which came with extra salad instead and Ranchero Salsa on the side.
We grabbed another bottle and continued on…time to put money down.
My bets for the day…three box trifectas for the main race with Black Caviar (Mavro Taramasalata).
I didn’t grab any pictures of the horses racing…but I did manage to capture a few of the police horses.
Time to go….
Not too sure about this food store on the side of the road outside the racecourse.
Street side dancing.
We headed off into the night and continued on with the birthday celebrations.
Happy Birthday Ana Banana!
Have a fantastic week everyone, hope your weekend was as lovely as mine xxx