The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) today announced Melbourne-born teacher and Melbourne Cup Carnival aficionado Brit Davis as its first ever Birdcage Insider ahead of the 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival which kicks off on Saturday 2 November.
Brit is a racing regular alongside her fiancé, Geelong footballer Joel Selwood. The pair has been involved in horse racing for years as both attendees and owners.
As part of her role Brit will reveal the secrets of the reimagined Birdcage in the weeks to come including the all-star lineup of partner marquees – the VRC’s own 1 Oliver St which will have a new look this year, what’s fresh on the streets of the world-famous corporate hospitality enclosure as well as the new look and newly positioned Bird Bath Bar, a new jaw dropping entrance and an intriguing hidden bar exclusive to selected Birdcage guests.
Brit said she is excited to officially call the Birdcage home for the week of Melbourne Cup Carnival.
“There’s nothing better than enjoying a day in the Birdcage, which is the hottest ticket in town every spring,” she said.
“I always feel so lucky to be invited to enjoy a day of incredible food in luxurious surroundings that seem to become more opulent every year, from the people watching to the action on the track, nothing beats a day in the Birdcage, the vibe in the ‘Cage’ is unbeatable.
“I can’t wait to show everyone behind the curtains of the world’s most prestigious and fun enclosure, including the VRC’s very own 1 Oliver St. I can’t tell you too much yet, but this year’s reincarnation will be the best yet!”
VRC Executive General Manager Commercial Operations Nick Addison said the Club was proud to welcome the glamorous Brit Davis to its stable of ambassadors for the 2019 Melbourne Cup Carnival.
“The Birdcage Enclosure has long been revered as the playground of the fabulous and famous. We are so looking forward to welcoming repeat patrons and new visitors to the Birdcage this year, fronted by our new Insider Brit Davis,” Mr Addison said.
“This year we committed to making the Birdcage experience sensational from the moment you step foot on the glitter carpet! This is Australia’s premium event and enclosure, and all will be revealed in a matter of weeks with Brit’s help.”
Brit will attend all four days of the Melbourne Cup Carnival including; AAMI Victoria Derby Day on Saturday 2 November, Lexus Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 5 November, Kennedy Oaks Day on Thursday 7 November and Seppelt Wines Stakes Day on Saturday 9 November and has been a Birdcage frequent flyer attending several race days over the years at fabulous Flemington.
Brit will attend the VRC’s hero marquee, 1 Oliver St – the greatest party within the greatest party of all – located at the very heart of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, The Birdcage Enclosure.
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