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:: Spotlight :: 150th Derby Day celebrations at Henry Buck's

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

The Victorian Racing Club (VRC) and Henry Buck's presented an exclusive Champagne Brunch to launch the 150th AAMI Derby Day celebrations. The VRC is pushing for men to don their morning suit for Derby Day on October 30 at Flemington. It is arguably the biggest raceday in Australia each year and the start of a massive four-day VRC Spring Racing Carnival.

Essendon footballer Matthew Lloyd was named as the official VRC ambassador for Derby Day. He joined racing identities, jockey Glen Boss, trainer Danny O'Brien, and bookmaker Alan Eskander, at Henry Buck's in Collins Street, Melbourne for the launch.

It was mentioned that at Royal Ascot in England, it is mandatory for men to wear a morning suit to enter the track.Whether that happens at Flemington is unlikely, but the encouragement was strong at the launch for men to make the effort for the big 150th celebration. Will it change men's classic racewear significantly.

Matthew Lloyd is keen to grab as much of the spotlight as the women. He is looking forward to his role and for a competition of a different kind.

1. Jockey Glen Boss with models
2 + 3 Alan Eskander with models
4 + 5 Matthew Lloyd with models
6. Morning suits proudly on display

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