- Discover Racing for Ladies -
Saturday 25 March at Ascot Racecourse

Ladies, experience the world of thoroughbred racing as you never have before. Join us for our inaugural Discover Racing for Ladies event on PeopleStart WA Oaks Day at Ascot Racecourse - gather a crowd of those in the know, or bring along ladies you know who have yet to discover the world of racing!

Enjoy canapes and fine wines as you immerse yourself in all aspects of racing. Hear stories from female leaders in their racing field, indulge in G.H. Mumm Champagne tastings, experience a stunning millinery exhibit and much more. Take in all the raceday action from our exclusive Directors' Lounge on our Member Floor, with a magnificent view of the track.

Event: Discover Racing for Ladies 
Location: Directors’ Lounge, Ascot Racecourse 
Date: Saturday 25 March – PeopleStart WA Oaks Day (ladies’ day). 
Time: 12:00pm-5:00pm (pending race times)



Your ticket includes: 

Food & Beverage
All-day cocktail food package inclusive of canapes, substantial main items and desserts.

• Glass of Mumm Grand Cordon Rose Champagne on arrival and premium beverages for the duration of the day. 

• Exclusive access to the Directors’ Lounge with private bathrooms and stunning view of the racecourse. 

Program for the day
Your MC is Own The Dream 2023 host and award-winning radio presenter Alana Mclean.

• Tipster walkthrough from SKY Racing presenter and Own The Dream ambassador Brittany Taylor, to hopefully help you pick a few winners throughout the day.

• G.H. Mumm Champagne tastings and presentation from ambassador Emeline Troger, who is currently in Perth from Cognac, France.

• Millinery display by designer Michelle Church from Atelier Eight with presentation on styling tips.

• Women in racing panel discussion featuring Brittany Taylor, trainer Summer Dickson, trainer and owner Indianna Weinert and a prominent female jockey, to be confirmed closer to the date pending racing schedules. 

• Find out what it's like to be an owner with Alana McLean, as she presents Own The Dream, the ultimate racehorse ownership competition and the Magic Millions Racing Women's initiative. 

Members $180 per person | Non-Members $195 per person

Bookings of 6 or more will go into the draw to win the opportunity to name a race on the day!




Alana McLean pictured left. Image courtesy of Western Racepix and The Races WA.


Your MC: Alana McLean

Alana McLean is a Perth based TV and radio presenter - you can currently hear her on Sports Entertainment Network, hosting the TABtouch Lounge program with Peter Vlahos. Alana recently returned from Melbourne where she was a TV host on Australia’s first Digital News Network, Ticker News. In addition to her work on screen, Alana has 5 years’ experience in commercial radio.

Alana has hosted some of WA’s biggest racing events and is currently the 2023 host for the Own The Dream racehorse ownership competition. You may also recognise Alana from her close association with Fashions on the Field.


Brittany Taylor pictured left.

Your Tipster: Brittany Taylor

Brittany Taylor's background is entrenched in racing, with her grandparents and trainer father, Jim Taylor introducing her to horses when she was just a baby.

Brittany started working for her dad when she was 12 years old and still rides trackwork for him today. She part-owned her first racehorse when she was just 18 and it was the best introduction to ownership she could have asked for - Thateldo won six of his first 13 starts and placed at the other seven!

You can hear Brittany commentating from the Mounting Yard for SKY Racing each week in Perth, and on The Races WA Podcast with Lochie Taylor and Alex Vlahos.


Pictured left: Summer Dickson. Pictured right: Indianna Weinert and sister Sheridan.

Women in Racing: Panel Discussion

Your MC Alana McLean will lead a discussion on women in racing in WA. Our sport is one of few where male and female participants compete equally on the same field, across riders, trainers, owners and thoroughbreds.

This is your opportunity to hear directly from female jockeys, trainers, owners, and industry participants. Your panel discussion will include your tipster Brittany Taylor, trainer Summer Dickson, trainer and owner Indianna Weinert and a prominent female jockey, who will be confirmed closer to the date pending racing schedules.


G.H. Mumm Champagne Tastings 

French ambassador for G.H. Mumm Champagne Australia Emeline Troger will take you on a journey through their champagne collection. Spanning nearly 218 hectares in the heart of the Champagne region in Reims, France, Mumm has continued to fine-tune its expertise to offer champagnes of outstanding quality for nearly two centuries.



Millinery Exhibition: Atelier Eight

For those who have attended our PRIVÉ Fashion Platform or a Jonté Designs runway show, milliner Michelle Church of Atelier Eight requires no introduction. Atelier Eight is an Australian Millinery brand that specialises in bespoke avant-garde inspired headwear. Michelle's designs have appeared in Vogue Australia and she has worked on campaigns with The Veronicas, Camilla and Kirrikin.

Members $180 per person | Non-Members $195 per person

Bookings of 6 or more will go into the draw to win the opportunity to name a race on the day!