4 May 2023

Ruby Tuesday is back for Gold Cup's 150th year

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Couple posing for photo at 2022 Wagga Gold Cup

Kell Stoll with her husband Jarrod Stoll at the 2022 Gold Cup. Photo: Supplied.

Ruby Tuesday will return for the 2023 Wagga Gold Cup with a cocktail lounge to flaunt the best fashion in the region.

The 2023 Raine & Horne Wagga Gold Cup will be held at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club on Friday 5 May.

This year’s cup marks the event’s 150th year.

Ruby Tuesday owner Kell Stoll said the Gold Cup was one of the best social events in Wagga and one that everyone looked forward to.

“It is like a Wagga reunion … you can walk around and catch up with people you haven’t seen in years,” she said.

“The racing is top class and it is also your chance to go all out … it’s not often we get to dress up and wear millinery in Wagga.

“Wagga has a strong group of milliners.”

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Kell’s passions for fashion and hosting great parties are coming together for another year of co-hosting the cocktail marquee with the Murrumbidgee Turf Club.

The self-proclaimed party queen could not pass the opportunity to throw a party for her friends and customers.

Kell said this year’s Ruby Tuesday marquee would play host to a few surprises for the guests.

“Meccanico will have a coffee cart inside, we’ll have an after-party that will run until 7 pm and we’ve also got some amazing musical acts,” she said.

“Geoff and Ivy Simpson will kick off the day for us, then we’ve got Mighty Yak doing the day session, followed by Nick from Vino and Vinyl who will be closing with his DJ set.

“We’ve got French champagne that will be flowing all day … and we’ve got beautiful cocktails all day.

Fashionista Kell said a lot of customers would be wearing pieces from her store on the day.

Also, as the ‘Fashions on the Fields’ judge, Kell appreciates those who put a lot of thought and effort into their outfits.

“I love walking around the general admission and seeing what everyone is wearing,” she said.

“It is always different … you can never pinpoint a particular style and I think that’s what makes it fun.”

Being a judge, Kell shared a few pointers on what she looked for in people’s outfits.

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“I want a really good executed outfit with a lot of thought,” she said. “Definitely a lot of things that coordinate and work back with each other.

“Standout millinery always tops your outfit off but I just also want to see someone’s personality as well.

“We don’t want to see head-to-toe designer outfit … we want to see someone who’s put in a bit of thought, can smile and enjoy themselves.”

When asked what she would be wearing on the day, Kell said she had a couple of options depending on the weather.

Kell said her first Gold Cup event last year was “amazing”.

“We did things a little differently … we had a couple of musical acts, had cocktails all day and had the best location on the racecourse,” she said.

“The vibes were really high.”

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