As avid racegoers here at The Plus Ones, we jumped on the chance to attend the Bledisloe Cup Race Day at Rosehill Gardens!
As guests of the ARU, we were lucky enough to experience The Hive (the place to ‘bee!’) throughout the event. The Hive is located on the top floor of the J.R Flemming Grandstand, from here we had magnificent views of the racecourse. Recently refurbished, the area lived up to its name with a fantastic atmosphere and plenty of nods to the “The Hive” concept; natural colour and light through décor and design. As all racedays should start, bubbles were served on arrival with a selection of delightful sandwiches.
As the afternoon continued, the most fantastic grazing board was served with cold meats and dips, alongside smoked salmon and Oysters. The mains featured a slow cooked Wagyu beef rump with Moroccanspices and crispy potatoes seasoned with sea salt and thyme – all as delicious as it sounds.
Obviously on a race day, part of the fun is placing a bet so we decided to put our dollar behind She Brings Hope. Unfortunately, on this occasion, she did not bring hope. We seemed to have begun a losing streak so decided to support from the sidelines after the penultimate race and indulge in the afternoon treats. Another grazing platter arrived filled with cheese and crackers, however we headed straight for the sweet – the lightest and fluffiest scones with jam and clotted cream – absolutely scrumptious!
The day drew to a close with an offering of teas and coffees, a welcome break from the intense afternoon of racing wins and losses. However, the competition doesn’t end here… it’s only a few days until the Qantas Wallabies take on the the All Blacks next weekend – that’s when the real fun will begin!
Tierney loves a good arvo session of bubbles sat in the sunshine, is a serious shopaholic and is known for her bouncy blow dry.
The Qantas Wallabies take on the the All Blacks on Saturday August 19. Tickets are available now.