2013 Myer Face of Canberra Racing launch

Today Thoroughbred Park will launch the 2013 Myer Face of Canberra Racing model search. The competition is in its 5th year, and with over $10,000 in cash and prizes on offer, there will be plenty of fashion fillies in the running.

The current Myer Face of Canberra Racing, 21 year old Brittney McGlone has gained plenty of experience over the last 12 months. “I’ve had some fantastic opportunities and it has been so much fun” she said. “I hosted Thoroughbred Park Fashion TV, there was plenty of photo shoots throughout the year, the experience was invaluable” She gushed.

Brittney’s title included speaking engagements and the hosting of several functions. “I have meet so many people and it’s been a definite boost to my confidence”.

Each year prior to the running of the Kamberra Wine Company Black Opal Stakes, the call for entrants to local ladies between the ages of 18-35 to take part in the judging process to find the right “face”. “We are looking for someone with immaculate presentation, someone who is fashion savvy and willing to become Canberra Racing’s ambassador” Sales and Marketing Manager Briony Young said. “An interest in horse racing is beneficial, but not essential, we’d like someone who is the complete package, sophisticated, well-spoken and confident” she said.

This year the competition includes a preliminary heat to be held at a fashion parade at Siren Bar & Restaurant in Gungahlin. Contestants will then parade on Preview Day, Sunday 24 February with the winner to be announced later that day.

This is the only model search of its kind in Canberra and each year the entrants increase due to the popularity of the competition. It’s definitely an ideal launch pad for someone who is interested in modelling or media. Briony said. And with it being the Centenary year for Canberra we hope that the winner will be exposed to greater opportunities throughout her reign.

The first engagement for the new winner will be at the Kamberra Wine Company Black Opal Stakes in March.