Last weekend I took Carla to Woodbine Racetrack for her very first Queen’s Plate. In case you missed my post about it last week, the Queen’s Plate is the oldest continuously run race in North America and Canada‘s oldest thoroughbred horse race, having been founded in 1860. (Wiki).
We attended the Hats & Horseshoes party and dressed according to the ReThink at the Races theme in black and white. My dress is an oldie from JacFlash that has a cape and I absolutely love it. It’s that LBD I can always count on when I need to throw on a dress and feel fabulous. (LBD = Little Black Dress)
Picked up my hat at Winners while in Ottawa with Mum last week. Bag is Betsy Johnson, shoes Nasty Gal – Shoe Cult, necklace is vintage silver from Tiffany’s (Sean got me me a couple years ago). Glasses are from Polette Eyewear in France.
These mirror men were awesome.
It was the perfect day to be outside in the sunshine. Felt like I was wearing a disguise hiding under my huge hat and glasses. It was great!
Thought this was a funny moment. Once we arrived and did a tour we took a break to tweet about it. We did ACTUALLY talk to each other.
Caught up with Vanessa and the KP Squad.
I decided to take my chances and bet on a whole bunch or horses for the Queen’s Plate. Unfortunately, I didn’t pick the RIGHT ONE. I’m learning to bet as I go here. The winner was Shaman Ghost by one and one-quarter lengths.
I’ll be at all the big races for the rest of the season through a partnership with Woodbine Racetrack. Hope I pick a big winner at least ONCE. I did win $10 which is better than nothing. 🙂
Carla and I were sitting beside this lovely lady and made friends. This was her first selfie ever.
Did you snap a selfie? Woodbine is hosting a selfie contest where you can win a $1,000 gift card. It’s easy to enter, take a selfie with the racetrack in the background, post to Twitter or Instagram with #OfftotheRaces and you’re entered. Winner will be announed end of season.
If you took a photo on the red carpet you can find it on the Woodbine Racetrack Facebook page here.
Thanks Woodbine for the fun and Carla for being such a great date.
The next big race is the Ricoh Woodbine Mile on Sunday September 13th at 1pm. Find more information about all the races and what’s happening at Woodbine at woodbineentertainment.com.