Have you gone shopping for outfits?
We have a strong idea of what she wants to wear. She’s always saving things on Pinterest and counting down for it, but we’ll find something. It’s always kind of difficult, especially for her age group – we want to make sure she still looks 14 and not like a 21-year-old. So that’s my challenge.
Are all your children attending Stakes Day?
We’re all going to go! I’m not sure how Goldie is going to go because she’s only almost 2. So she’s at that ‘terrible twos’ stage. I think Stella and I are going to be doing the judging for Fashions on the Field, which should be fun. And Stella will love that. Rocco just loves the entertainment and being with Adam, watching the horses. Frankie is such a girly girl so she’ll no doubt wear a tutu of some kind. I’m not sure how long Goldie will last. I’m hoping she’s going to be on her best behaviour.
Whether you’re a model or a normal punter, getting dressed up for the races is always fun, right?
That’s right. And that’s why I’ve always loved it. I’ve been a big fan of Spring Racing, especially at Flemington, for that reason. My first time I went with Michael, I think I was the face of Spring Racing four months into my pregnancy. I was pregnant with Stella so we’re talking 14 years ago. And that was my first introduction. It was really nice to see everybody get dressed up and really put a lot of effort into it – it’s not that often people go all out.
Spring Racing comes in for a fair bit of criticism relating to the treatment of horses. What’s your take on it?
Everybody has their own opinion. I don’t promote animal cruelty or anything like that, but I do think these animals are very well looked after and very well cared for. I don’t want to get into it too much because we’re not very political. Obviously people have their own opinions and they’re allowed to have their own opinions. So, I’m not going to stop anyone from having their own beliefs or whatever. They can protest, just as long nobody throws paint on me – then that’s a problem.