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Top sports stars to boost your Spring Racing Carnival event

As one of the biggest series of events on the sporting calendar, the Spring Racing Carnival is a uniquely Australian tradition that captivates audiences across the nation.


And as much as the Spring Racing Carnival is about racing, it's equally about fashion, food, wine, and celebrity appearances.


Guest appearances by sports stars at Spring Racing Carnival events are a great way to boost attendance and provide attendees with a unique experience.


Given the broad appeal of racing events, thinking outside the box and securing a star from outside racing could provide the point of difference your event needs. Here's PickStar's list of athletes to consider when you’re looking to secure talent for your event during the Spring Racing Carnival.


Josh Gibson

The Hawthorn premiership star had a 12-year career at the highest level of AFL and wasn’t known for his good looking style of play. Away from the footy field however, Gibson is renowned for his fashion sense.


Gibson has previously been heavily involved during the Spring Racing Carnival, acting as fashion ambassador for racing.com whilst also teaming up with brands to design footwear.


The 225-gamer’s love for horse racing doesn’t stop at the fashion of the field either. He has long been passionate about racing, and rides horses regularly.

Josh Gibson looking fashionable at the Melbourne Cup

Georgie Parker

Georgie Parker made her mark on the Australian sporting landscape as an integral member of the Hockeyroos national team. After the establishment of the AFLW league, Georgie used her natural sporting ability to switch codes, and now plays for the Collingwood Magpies.


Georgie's sporting talent extends off field, as does her social media influence, boasting a following of more than 50,000 people. With her online presence, sporting success and wide knowledge of sports, including horse racing, Georgie was last year named ambassador for the Thirsty Camel Cup in Adelaide.


Having a large following, a genuine interest in horse racing events and the talent to entertain a crowd, Georgie is the perfect talent to attend your next Spring Racing function.


Georgie Parker race ready as ambassador for the Thirsty Camel Cup

Campbell Brown

Known as a hard-hitting player in the AFL, Campbell Brown is well-known for his love of horse racing. The premiership player has been very involved in the equine industry and has been part-owner of Sweet Idea, a horse trained by Gai Waterhouse with more than $2.4 million in winnings.


Campbell also is a regular feature on Channel 7’s coverage of many race meets, lending his knowledge and experience to the broadcast.


Through PickStar, you can book the perfect sports star to be a guest speaker at your next Spring Racing Cup event.


Simply browse our database of over 1300 elite athletes, shortlist your favourite sports stars and submit the brief and budget. The PickStar system will handle the rest.


Check out the PickStar marketplace now and get started.


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