Australia's Richest Race Day
Zara Phillips, MBE, returned to Surfers Paradise Australia, in her role as Official Patron of Magic Millions Racing Women, for what has grown to be the richest day in Australian horse racing. As a European and World equestrian champion, Zara is no stranger to the equine community, having won an Olympic Silver Medal in Equestrian at the London Olympic Games. Zara shone brightly all week, attending festivities in an exclusive selection of bespoke Calleija jewellery. Calleija also provided Magic Millions with $20,000 worth of prizes to the Fashions on the Field winners. Enjoy our wrap up of all the fashions below.
John Calleija welcomes Zara Phillips, MBE, Olympic Equestrian and Patron of Magic Millions Racing Women. Zara wore Calleija's new Argyle Pink and White Diamond Cascade Earrings, a Vionnet dress and Christie Millinery headpiece.
View: Zara dazzles in Calleija jewels , by Diamond Guild Australia
Patron of Magic Millions Racing Women, Zara Phillips, was greeted by the radiant Gold Coast sunshine and Owner of the Magic Millions Horse Racing Carnival, Katie Page-Harvey. From Tuesday’s Barrier Draw til Saturday’s Race Day, both ladies attended every event elegantly adorned in Calleija jewels.
View: Zara discusses Women in Racing on Channel Nine
Zara Phillips wears Calleija Lace Cuff
Katie Page-Harvey wears 'Bellissa' Morganite Earrings from the Aston Martin Collection
Face of Magic Millions 2015, Rachael Finch, is a former Miss Universe Australia and horsewoman in her own right. The Channel 7 presenter looked stunning at the Barrier Draw in 'Tsarina', Calleija's $2 million 2.15ct Pink Diamond Ring, from the Calleija Collection.
Rachael wears 'Tsarina' 2.15ct Pink and Blue Diamond Ring, Princess Cut White Diamond Tennis Bracelet, Princess Cut White Diamond Necklet, White Diamond Stud Earrings and R.M.Williams blouse and skirt.
Racing expert and daughter of Italian thoroughbred horse trainer, Luca Cumani, Francesca has spent a lifetime in the saddle. Her knowledge of horses is highly regarded, both on Channel 7 and CNN’s ‘Winning Post’, while outside the racetrack she is a natural beauty who continually wins top marks in the fashion stakes.
Read about Francesca’s racing life here
Francesca at the Launch Party, by Kate Waterhouse
Channel Seven star and UNICEF spokesperson, Pia Miller, attended Magic Millions for the first time in 2015. This darling of the small screen impressed fashionistas in her ‘By Johnny’ dress and Calleija jewels, photographed with husband, Brad Miller.
FASHIONS ON THE FIELD
John Calleija presented the female winner of Fashions on the Field, Lauren Walker, with a Black & White Diamond ‘Day and Night’ Pendant and Pave White Diamond Huggie Earrings worth $17,500, whilst male winner, Bart Banda, won White Diamond ‘Wheel’ Cufflinks and a matching Tiepin worth $2,500.
Read all about Fashions on the Field prize pool
Magic Millions Racing Women Ambassador, Zara Phillips, will be wearing an exclusive selection of bespoke Calleija jewellery at the upcoming Magic Millions Horse Racing Carnival. Ms. Phillips MBE recently won an Olympic silver medal in Equestrian at the London 2012 Games and is a former European and World equestrian champion.
The bespoke jewellery, known as "Elegante", is a Suite created especially for Ms. Phillips, capturing the splendour and energy of this international racing event, held annually on the Gold Coast, Australia. Using Lemon and Green Quartz with touches of equine influences, John Calleija created jewels that ignite beauty and strength and are worthy of a day at the races.