The Royal Portraits feature the heroes of our sport, the faces and the names that make the Melbourne Cup Carnival an international icon. From trainers and jockeys, to grassroots stars and fashion ambassadors.
Meet the noble members of The Playground.
TrainerGai Waterhouse trained 2013 Emirates Melbourne Cup Winner Fiorente and more than 120 Group 1 winners, rightfully staking her claim to be known as the First Lady of Australian Racing and Queen of the turf.
JockeyMaking his mark on the history books with three consecutive Melbourne Cup Triumphs, a feat never before seen in all 154 years of racing heritage, Glen Boss is considered one of Australia’s most accomplished and successful jockeys.
Commentator“A champion becomes a legend”: a proclamation heard across the land that will resonate through all of history. The famous words were spoken by esteemed Emirates Melbourne Cup race caller Greg Miles as Makybe Diva claimed her
JockeyRenowned for valiantly riding Efficient to victory in the 2007 Emirates Melbourne Cup, noted Australian jockey Michael Rodd has also claimed triumph in more than 35 Group 1 races.
TrainerGrandson of twelve-time Melbourne Cup winning trainer Bart Cummings, AKA the ‘Cups King”, James Cummings serves as the next generation of racing royalty. James joined the Cummings stable in 2013, following in the footsteps of his predecessors to establish a formidable family training duo.
Fashion AmbassadorAlison Saville is a former Myer Fashions on the Field ambassador and daughter of Black Caviar co-owner Pam Hawkes. Alison’s prowess for horses and fashion makes her one to pay heed to every Melbourne Cup Carnival.
FarrierMark Cumming is second in his blood line to serve Victoria’s leading trainers at Flemington as farrier. His mastery of the craft has seen him work with the greatest horses to grace the track.
Fashion AmbassadorFormer Myer Fashions on the Field ambassador, award-winning equestrienne and model, Rebecca Stoneman is the embodiment of all the fashion and racing that the Melbourne Cup Carnival has to bestow.
Menswear DesignerInspired by his beloved godfather’s menswear and tailoring store, Dom Bagnato has spent a career in men’s fashion making a name for himself by contrasting contemporary elegance with timeless craftsmanship. For 17 years, Dom has bestowed his judgement upon the prestigious Myer Fashions on the Field, with his input and advice bearing considerable significance and proficiency.
Friends of Flemington
Iconic Australian Milliners
The Flemington Family
Myer Fashions on the Field Participants
The Future of Flemington