The Darwin Cup
we speak with darwin cup ambassador brooke prince to UNcover just what it is ABOUT THis month-long rACING CARNIVAL that MAKES IT SUCH A STANDOUT.
Airorth Magazine - April/May 2019
Words by: Michelle Hespe
Brooke Prince has attended Ladies’ Day at the Darwin Cup Carnival for 10 consecutive years. Now, after winning the event’s much coveted Fashions on the Field, she has stepped up to become the event’s ambassador.
“I’ll be promoting the Cup Carnival to both locals and tourists, showcasing why the Darwin Cup is so wonderful,” she says. “It’s an amazing outdoor experience, and for southerners it’s a great opportunity to get away from the cold and enjoy our beautiful outdoor lifestyle. There are so many other things for people to do while they’re up here as well, such as going for a swim at Litchfield, doing a road trip to Kakadu, experiencing Mindl Markets and so much more. The food here is incredible and so are the sunsets. So, it’s not just about seeing the carnival, but seeing and experiencing what else the Territory has to offer.”
Ladies’ Day is Brooke’s favourite day of the carnival's jam-packed racing calendar. “You get about 500 women together in one room who are all there to socialise, have fun and get involved in the racing spirit. You can develop great networks and friendships, and we’ve had some really great hosts over the years such as Kerri-Anne Kennerly.”
Brooke has been entering Fashions on the Fields on Ladies’ Day for many years and explains that it’s the most exciting and hotly contested day of the competition during the Darwin Cup. “It’s all about beautiful bright colours, rich fabrics and femininity, with a touch of Territory flare,” she explains.
Most important, Brooke says, is that the Darwin Cup has something for everyone. ”You can go with your family and friends, and no one is out of place. I think that has a lot to do with Darwin being so multicultural, and we’re quite transient. I think the Darwin Cup embodies the heart of what Darwin truly is: laidback, fun, friendly and colourful, with great food and events.”
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